Friday, August 16, 2013

Mutual respect is the key...not racial tolerance!


I want the genuine real THIS again please!!!

Imagine if you can if a bunch of Muslims were to take over a Hindu or a Sikh or a Chinese temple to do a prayer session......all hell will definitely be broken loose.
A Hindu will take to the streets demanding the "perpetrators" be punished or worse still Hindraf will take to the streets rampaging, and the police can only look on helplessly.
When a school headmaster tried to explain to Hindu parents that their children were not being mistreated for being asked to eat their lunches in a changing room, Indian parents took no time to insult and chastise Malay teachers for being racist.
Why is this happening now and not when i was growing up? I wish I knew the complete answer to this problem.
What I think I know is Malay-Muslims are being perceived as weak and divided, as in my previous posting "the nature of the beast" that is for the perceived weakling to be bullied.
May 13th 1969, the Chinese perceived they can bully the Malays by their victory and they kept on pushing and pushing until push come to shove the Malays have no choice but to run amok.
In case any one forget the amok syndrome is distinctively Malays.
This is what I am afraid of.... the Malays will get into a hysteric moment where they can get on an unbridled rampage themselves.
When I was growing up we respect each others religions and clulture, during my Maxwell School days my good buddy Chee Seng's mother would say "Rusdi makan itu pinggan okay".  You see she did not serve me any non halal food.
Having said that the Malay-Muslims are also to be blamed for being bullied for they have also becoming more insular in their religious outlooks.  They have abandoned they Malay-ness for Arabic cluture.  Many Malays are becoming more and more Arabist in their outlooks, in their dressing and in their behaviours.
Many of my non-Malay friends called me to ask me if anything I could do to tell the many suraus and mosques in my areas to lower their extremely loud calls for prayers and not to use their loud speakers, or lower the decibel, when they are reciting the Holy Koran.....yes even as a practising Muslim I find it very annoying (I am not annoyed at my religion but just the very loud sound that everyone is complaining..do not get me wrong here okay!) to hear the very loud recital especially if we are living in a closely compact multi-racial community.
You see it is also in the nature of the beast for man to develop a defensive mechanism to forget what they are afraid of or of their fear.
You will not see a Bak Ku Teh Puasa advertisement when I was growing up because the likes Alvin and his girlfriend would be non existence.
You see there was no reason for any one religion to mock others because of the deep mutual respect, but today we are competing on whose religion is more superior than whose religion.
Look around us, at the world, countries goes in flame because men are getting moire insular in their out looks and their thinking, be it religion or what not.
The other day I saw a Kancil and the back there is a sticker that says "Fear In Allah!" and I said to my self Oh My God what is happening to my religion when I know I need only to "'Love Him, and Respect Him and to be a good Muslim.
It is not hard actually if you think of it....just be considerate to others..and others will respect you and religions like Buddhist will not chant into our culture and custom and religion.


  

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