Churches attacked..?!

First, one in KL got torched. The Malaysian Insider HERE:

A city church in the leafy Desa Melawati suburb was set on fire at midnight as police warned angry Muslim groups not to protest a controversial ruling allowing Catholic weekly Herald to use “Allah” in its national language section.The attack on the Metro Tabernacle A/G, an Assemblies of God church in Jalan 4/4C Desa Melawati, completely gutted its administrative office on the ground floor. There were no reported injuries in the midnight attack.

Meanwhile, Kuala Lumpur police chief Mohamad Sabtu Osman said it was premature to link the attack on the church to the protests over the Allah ban.

Then a second attempted attack on a church in PJ. Also the Malaysian Insider HERE:

A Catholic church next to the Assunta Hospital here came under attack early this morning, just hours after another church in nearby Kuala Lumpur was torched.Roman Catholic church officials said some homemade explosives were lobbed into the Church of the Assumption in Jalan Templar at about 4am.

“It did not explode,” said Father Lawrence Andrew, the editor of Catholic paper Herald.

This is people gone mad. Attacking places of worship?! Whatever next? (I don’t even want to think about it)

It’s ‘premature’ to link it to the Allah ban, but it’s also rather difficult not to link them together.

I don’t understand. Why the violence? Why the hostility?

Are we so damned hot-headed, so intolerant, that we cannot resolve what started as a non-issue without burning something down?

This act is not only burning a church. It is also burning that already fragile, invisible bridge between the people of Malaysia.

Refer also Walski’s statement HERE.


5 Comments on “Churches attacked..?!”

  1. walski69 says:

    Hi Michelle – thanks for the linkage.

    There is good reason to believe that the attack (one of three confirmed so far) is indeed linked to the court decision, coupled with the defacement of the judiciary’s website yesterday (see here:

    What’s not possible, or wise, to speculate on is who’s responsible. And although I have my suspicions, I too will not speculate.

    This is the time for all parties to show a level of responsibility and restraint.

    • Michelle says:

      I agree with your stand to not speculate on who’s responsible. I’m finding it very disturbing that already, people are pointing fingers on who should be held responsible. Helps none to have all that politicking, when something as serious as this is happening.

  2. zarina says:

    wuhuhu~ why do people attack other people’s worship place. huhu~ who ever who did that or plan that or involve anything in that matter, u are SO WRONG. damn. even ISlam do not allow the people to burn any holy places. wee. i hate that incidence. and i apologize on behalf of them. they are just very stupid. stupid dumb2~ wuu~captured them la~ geram.

  3. Oxymoron says:

    Someone wants to polarise the country and divide the people into Muslims and non-Muslims.

  4. Blurry Eyed Peanut says:

    2012 THEORY: End is for humanity

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