Read Christians must stand up to Islam via Helen Ang's blog and tell me you're not concerned. Tell me you think it will not ever happen in peaceful, prosperous Malaysia.
If we are not careful, it can happen here. I agree with the senior lawyer I met while lunching at the Lake Club yesterday, we Malaysians have no problems when it comes to racial issues. "We have overcome those racial barriers," he said. But religion is another thing altogether. We are not sure we are immune to extremism in religion. Whatever is happening in France between the Christians and the Muslims there, is beyond race and colour. "And if we are not careful those events can affect our multi-religious population, easily," Mr Loyar Senior said.
I hate to agree with him. We have to be extra vigilant. More importantly, we must continue to educate one another about our peaceful beliefs. Instead of spending hundreds of millions RM on moral policing, I think the money is better spent by our religious bodies on educating ourselves and people of other faiths on how peaceful and beautiful Islam is.