The Face of Muhammad
I’m taking risk but I hope I’ll be safe, at least better fate than the axed Sarawak Tribune’s Editor.
Today is Friday, is prayer day for our Muslim friends. Some of my Muslim friends will have their Friday prayer at Masjek Jamek near Kg Baru, KL and then go to Danish Embassy at Jalan Ampang for demonstration over the stupid comic published in Danish daily.
The flyer for today demonstration at Danish embassy
The original 12 comics published in Jyllands-Posten.
(comics removed on 16 Feb 2006, please refer to this url, http://face-of-muhammed.blogspot.com/)
After all, it’s about freedom of expression. The stupid Western media may publish something, which they think is humor but insulting somebody, especially religion. But, that is freedom of expression for Muslim world to express their anger. Some of the Muslim countries like Iran and Jordan are over-react. As usual, we know that some dictatorship leaders (like Sukaerno confrontation with Malaysia) will let his people to demonstrate or confront the external enemies to divert their attention on domestic crisis. Sadly, this is what happens today in most of the Muslim countries that I mentioned above.
From this site, the Face of Muhammad , I feel a little bit proud where my dearest country, Malaysia, are one of the very few Muslim world that is defenders of freedom of speech. but it's ironic! Look at belowHowever, in reality, it is not. The Sarawak Tribune been suspend by Cabinet because re-publish of the insulting comics. Although the paper apologises as much as twice, yet still it gets the ban and the chief editor been axed form the post. For more news, please read Malaysiakini.com
It’s civilize world and I hope everything can settle in civilize manners. No violence! No extreme action!
The West may not respect and sensitive enough toward the Islam but I hope, the Muslim world can respond in a good manner and make them shame! We also need to understand the different culture, where the Western countries, especially European, who go thought a long Religion Reformation and Renaissance since 15th century, they separated religion affairs from public administrative. They also can have joke with their Royal family and even Jesus Christ. The Roman Catholic Church was angered and responded. At last, those made the jokes, regret and apologise. There are examples on similar case.
So Muslim world leaders don’t manipulating the people emotion and neglect the domestic affairs such as education, poverty, and women right & health issues. Those are things that matter to the people.
Ma'assalamah , Assalamualaikum ...