A retort to Shafiqa’s false argument.
Incredible false argument by Shafiqah.
It was she and the liberal Muslims who are hypocrites and now in order to cover their indefensible position they blame the Muslims. Merepek betul.
Please be informed that at all times it was the liberal Muslims who promote a right of free speech without restriction.
In their condemnation of the sedition act, they have always called that one has an unrestricted right of free speech that one can even insult anyone or any religion whatsoever so long as there’s no physical threat of harm.
No security interest can undermine this and they even promoted a law in such manner. (see NUCC draft laws). This is their much publicized principles. Not us. Not the many Muslims. It was theirs.
And now when the freedom of speech is being curtailed by police on whom they don’t like or a topic they don’t like or the religion discourse they don’t like, they use all sort of excuses to validate the restriction on freedom of speech.
They alleged Zakir Naik supported Al Qaedah lah. The topic is not suitable lah in our society. They know that all these are not valid reasons for curtailment. And so this Shafiqah now takes a step further by blaming Muslims on principles they never allege as such. Simply ridiculous.
Our position has always been that we don’t dictate other religious practices or doctrines. We oppose outsiders who dictate that Islam should be interpreted according to their worldview. We thus condemn Eric Paulsen dictating what a khutbah should be. We thus condemn those who belittle our aurat requirement. And we likewise do the same by not condemning publicly other religion. Thus we don’t condemn or criticise how Christians conduct their sermons or how Buddhists or Hindu should carry out their rites. We respect that. We are willing to live and let live.
But it doesn’t mean that within ourselves we don’t have a view of other religion. We keep it within the Muslims community. Just like the followers of other religion or belief.
We know they have many negative views of Islam as evidenced in many social media commentaries. In fact we are not even half agressive as others who openly criticise condemn and insult Islam. They have gone to insult our prophet, desecrate our Quran etc. That’s never been our culture.
Now Zakir Naik is conducting a ceramah agama for the Muslims. It’s not carried live. (Some non Muslims apparently join it on their own free will.) And it’s on the same topic which has been much publicized on YouTube. He doesn’t insult other religion. It was civil.
Shafiqah and the liberal Muslims know this. Her problem is that she can’t find a good reason to justify the curtailment and so now resort to this underhand false argument.
We know this. So many among us has thus call on her and her liberal friends’ hypocrisy of freedom of speech. It’s their principles. At all time ours was freedom of speech subject to certain restrictions.
By calling her to stick to her and her friends’ so call principle doesn’t mean we are hypocrites. It’s she and the liberals who are hypocrites’ spinning hatred against other Muslims.
So stop this racist daft imbecilic accusation Shafiqah. We all know you’re dishonestly using a false premise argument.
Editor: This is the personal opinion of the writer.
Note: A video that we had added previously has been removed so as to not dilute the essence of the article.