Islamic party PAS filed a police report against Sabah politician David Orok for insulting Islam.
PAS urged the police, Jakim an Islamic regulatory body and Ministry Of Home Affairs (KDN) to investigate Orok for offending the sensitivities of Muslims.
My fellow Malaysians, let’s not take any sides but examine the issue without any pre-determined prejudices.
Orok allegedly posted his remarks in his Facebook page concerning Abraham (Ibrahim) which Muslims revered him as a prophet.
Abraham is also the father of the Ishmael (Ismail) which became the ancestor of the Arab and Semantic people.
The revered Prophet Muhammad who is the founder of the Muslim faith can trace his ancestry to Ishmael.
Orok allegedly said that Abraham had a wife and two concubines which he sired children with all three.
Then Orok tied it with a local controversy where Malaysian Muslim children born with their parents’ wedded legitimacy status if questionable – are not allowed to take on their father’s name.
Let me explain it from my perspective.
Abraham was living around the year 1950 BC (Before Christ).
The Prophet Moses (Musa) who introduced the 10 commandments lived aound year 1526 BC.
The Prophet Muhammad who introduced the Syariah law was born in year 571 A.D.
MY QUESTION TO DAVID OROK.
Do you know that you are judging someone with a law which was not existing in their lifetime?
Next question: are you judging Abraham according to the Mosaic law which came 400+ years later?
Or is it according to Syariah laws which came about 2500+ years after Abraham?
Is it appropriate to judge the conduct of a people living in a different century, which have different customs in a different culture?
Is this your understanding of the law and precepts practised some 4000 years ago?
HEY OROK. DO YOURSELF A FAVOUR!
Do retract your insensitive posting and make an apology to your fellow Malaysians.
Please remember to be more circumspect in future. You will make more friends than enemies.
MY COMMENTS ON PAS
Many of us speculate that PAS aspires to form the next government presumably with Umno after GE14.
You made no secret of your police report plus your urging of Jakim and KDN to take criminal action against David Orok.
You left us no doubt that there will be more of the same big-stick if ever PAS were to come to power in the national government.
Was it too difficult for PAS to give a rebuttal and clarification to David Orok’s allegations point-by-point?
Some Muslims may be aware of your position but most of us really don’t.
Isn’t it time for you to connect to us? We are a multi-ethnic and multi-religious Malaysia.
Wouldn’t it be a perfect opportunity for PAS to tell us about the beauty and message of Islam?
If you had disarmed David Orok by gentle persuasion, wouldn’t you have won over another 100,000 hearts and minds through social media?
Instead you resorted to the sword (metaphor) rather than the pen.
But it isn’t too late to amend your ways. Will you?