Islam as a religion of peace, moderation, justice and harmony


Hari Raya 2016 will be held in a very sombre backdrop, both nationally and internationally.

On the eve of Hari Raya Aildifitri, the Police have confirmed that Malaysia is in the crosshair of Islamic State terrorism, with the attack on Movida nightclub in Puchong last Tuesday the first act of terror by Islamic State (IS) elements in the country and the arrest of 15 IS militants.

Internationally, there has been a wave of unprecedented Islamic State terrorist attacks killing hundreds of innocent lives, ranging from Indonesia, Bangladesh, Iraq, Jordan, Yemen, Turkey and Saudi Arabia.

Malaysia and the world must stand guard against extremist interpretations of Islam, like turning Ramadan from a month of restraint and reflection into a month of war and conquests or nearer home, the classification of DAP and non-Muslims as “kafir harbi” who could be slain.

Malaysia must show the world that Islam stands for moderation, peace, justice, harmony and not the bloody consequences of IS terrorism or the hatred, intolerance and bigotry of IS-like interpretation of Islamic doctrines and teachings.

(Hari Raya Aidilfitri Message in Gelang Patah on Tuesday, 5th July 2016)

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  1. #1 by SuperString on Wednesday, 6 July 2016 - 2:59 pm

    Islamic militants are brainwashed. They are convinced by mullahs that blowing themselves and the infidels up will achieve martyrdom and when they are in THE CLOUD, 72 virgins will be awaiting for them…wait…did I say “virgin”. I don’t believe God sells sex for their services? This question was answered when I watch CNN “Why they hate us” (http://edition.cnn.com/2016/04/08/opinions/why-they-hate-us-zakaria/) . It was explained that God offers “raisin” but this word was misinterpreted as “virgin”. Pewww, that’s make sense. I wonder how they feel when these “martyr” get “raisins” instead!

  2. #2 by Bigjoe on Wednesday, 6 July 2016 - 9:40 pm

    Like it or not, Islam may NOT be a religion of peace and tolerance. It really depend on how most Muslim defend it. It’s not enough they do not act or believe in terrorism. The only way Islam will be what it can be if most Muslim reject everything the extremist is, cut off all connected tissue to them and accept liberalism, plurality and secularity. It must be definitive.

  3. #3 by good coolie on Tuesday, 12 July 2016 - 11:49 pm

    Peace and harmony is desiderata in all religious traditions. Entertaining insensitive preachers like that Zakir Naik chap is not the right way to achieve peace and harmony (we know that there is more to this guy than meets the eye- ask India and Bangladesh).

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