Mischief rearing its pig head at mosques

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Aliran views with deep concern the mischievous and dastardly deed of throwing pig heads at mosques, the latest incident being at Masjid Al-Hidayah in Sentul, Kuala Lumpur.

This is the third incident this year following similar heinous criminal acts perpetrated in Johor and Rawang. These incidents give the impression that they are deliberately organised and co-ordinated.

Such atrocious acts can be considered as sacrilegious as the desecration of a church. The intention is as clear as daylight – to stoke the flames of racial or religious tension.

The perpetrators appear intent on creating unnecessary anxiety, suspicion and tension between Muslims and those of other faiths. They aim to create strife among the faithful of the various religious communities. A minority group of extremists are apparently behind this to promote hatred and anger among Malaysians with the intention of creating chaos and unrest.

But their attempts will surely fail simply because the vast majority of Malaysians of every faith have condemned these senseless acts and refuse to be sucked into this diabolical web of hate. Such commendable restraint is a tribute to the maturity and solidarity of peace-loving Malaysians.

Most Malaysians are guided by the teachings of their respective religions that abhor these acts of cowardice and hate crimes. Their tolerance and accommodation is something that will sustain us as a nation, and we will prevail in spite of the ill-will generated by these vicious villains.

Right-thinking Malaysians will not fall for what seems to be politically-motivated bait that suggests political desperation of sorts on the part of the wrongdoers. Malaysians from all walks of life have exercised calm when faced with such ugly incidents. If anything, many have joined hands to condemn these hideous stunts.

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We must declare in no uncertain terms to these ‘pig-headed’ culprits that concerned Malaysians are not easily swayed and taken in by such provocative gimmicks. Let’s all stand shoulder to shoulder in strength and solidarity to oppose these vicious elements and weed them out.

Dr Mustafa K Anuar
Honorary Secretary
2 February 2012

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