No-show for Penang 'Bible-burning fest'

Jan 27, 2013 Full story: Asia News Network 24

A "Bible-burning festival" organised through anonymous fliers fizzled out yesterday when nobody turned up for the event at the proposed location in Penang.

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Since: Apr 12

Martinez, CA

#1 Jan 27, 2013
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On January 19, the hardline Malay rights group Perkasa had called on Muslims to burn Malay-language Bibles containing the word "Allah".

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seven police reports had been lodged against Perkasa president Ibrahim Ali ( www.youtube.com/watch... ), who was the first to raise the idea of burning Bibles. "We will be calling him soon to take his statement over the reports," he said.

Following a backlash, Perkasa has begun distancing itself from the Bible-burning festival and has denied organising it. It said it was willing to meet Christian groups for discussions.
Fat Jack

Los Angeles, CA

#2 Jan 27, 2013
Just shows that Malaysian Muslims have a lot more class than Americans like Terry Jones.

Since: Apr 12

Martinez, CA

#3 Jan 27, 2013
Fat Jack wrote:
Just shows that Malaysian Muslims have a lot more class than Americans like Terry Jones.
there is 1 Terry Jones vs some Malay Supremacy organization

Since: Apr 12

Martinez, CA

#4 Jan 27, 2013
for one example of hypocrisy in Malaysia on government treatment of "free-speech", here's one explanation of why there no need to act against Perkasa chief Ibrahim Ali for his 'holy war against Christians' speech:

"because society is mature enough to deal with sensitive issues"

(note: Ibrahim Ali is the person in question for this thread, and president of the Malay Supremacy group)



the first user comment for that YouTube pointed out the obvious hypocrisy:

"If I say something sacrilegious,insulting,and degrading about Islam, will you not put me under ISA because the "society is mature enough to deal with sensitive issue"?

And does this mean the ruling government is not "mature" enough since you can't take a pundit joke from a comic book?"

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#5 Jan 28, 2013
This is proof that the majority of Muslims are tolerant folk.
Mali

Aurora, Canada

#6 Jan 28, 2013
animals against islam wrote:
This is proof that the majority of Muslims are tolerant folk.
Not so. They are just afraid of the after effects.

“Mad as Hell”

Since: Sep 12

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#7 Jan 28, 2013
Mali wrote:
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Not so. They are just afraid of the after effects.
And what are these "after effects" you allude to ?
John

Brisbane, Australia

#8 Jan 28, 2013
animals against islam wrote:
This is proof that the majority of Muslims are tolerant folk.
No, this is proof that the majority of Malaysians are tired of islamic tyranny and that islam is dying.
Mawar

Nibong Tebal, Malaysia

#9 Jan 28, 2013
John wrote:
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No, this is proof that the majority of Malaysians are tired of islamic tyranny and that islam is dying.
This is proof that you need to come and see for yourself.

Private religious elementary and secondary schools, with independent religious curriculums, have received popular supports from parents. And they have sprung up throughout the country like mushroom in a rubber plantation.

Students attending these schoold will be future leaders of the country - when others drifting. Drifters die on the road, racing motobikes; and in dark alleys, sniffing gum and drugs.

Malay bibles? Good only for heating soup and curry.(No body read them)
Fat Jack

Los Angeles, CA

#10 Jan 28, 2013
Rusty Tin Can wrote:
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there is 1 Terry Jones vs some Malay Supremacy organization
Terry Jones is a nut that had a small congregation that follows. But he also had a lot of support from Americans ESPECIALLY from this newsgroup. Malays burned no bibles. Terry Jones burned qurans and posted the video on youtube and was applauded by some ESPECIALLY from this newsgroup.

Malaysians=class
Americans=no clsss

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#11 Jan 28, 2013
Fat Jack wrote:
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Terry Jones is a nut that had a small congregation that follows. But he also had a lot of support from Americans ESPECIALLY from this newsgroup. Malays burned no bibles. Terry Jones burned qurans and posted the video on youtube and was applauded by some ESPECIALLY from this newsgroup.
Malaysians=class
Americans=no clsss
I agree Fat Jack, about Terry Jones exemplifying the quality
of anti-Muslim posers here.
These posters gag and hate any good news story about Islam.

“Alea iacta est!”

Since: Oct 06

Oh it's ON!

#12 Jan 28, 2013
animals against islam wrote:
This is proof that the majority of Muslims are tolerant folk.
Not so.

https://www.google.com/search...

“Alea iacta est!”

Since: Oct 06

Oh it's ON!

#13 Jan 28, 2013
Fat Jack wrote:
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Terry Jones is a nut that had a small congregation that follows. But he also had a lot of support from Americans ESPECIALLY from this newsgroup. Malays burned no bibles. Terry Jones burned qurans and posted the video on youtube and was applauded by some ESPECIALLY from this newsgroup.
Malaysians=class
Americans=no clsss
In the United States we have Freedom of Expression, Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Religion.

The only reason why those other countries object to perceived insults on religion is because they do not have true freedom.
Fat Jack

Los Angeles, CA

#14 Jan 28, 2013
Trisha wrote:
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In the United States we have Freedom of Expression, Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Religion.
The only reason why those other countries object to perceived insults on religion is because they do not have true freedom.
Americans have the freedom to show a little class... but didn't.

“Alea iacta est!”

Since: Oct 06

Oh it's ON!

#15 Jan 29, 2013
Fat Jack wrote:
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Americans have the freedom to show a little class... but didn't.
'class' is underrated and totally subjective.

Freedom of conscience, expression, religion and Liberty are not.
Fat Jack

Los Angeles, CA

#16 Jan 29, 2013
Trisha wrote:
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'class' is underrated
ROTFLMAO.

Its not hard to see why you would think that.
John

Brisbane, Australia

#17 Jan 29, 2013
Fat Jack wrote:
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Americans have the freedom to show a little class... but didn't.
So what are you doing in ... America?

“Alea iacta est!”

Since: Oct 06

Oh it's ON!

#18 Jan 29, 2013
Fat Jack wrote:
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ROTFLMAO.
Its not hard to see why you would think that.
You choose the subjective term 'class' over real life liberties.

Says a lot about you and your superficiality.

“Mad as Hell”

Since: Sep 12

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#19 Jan 29, 2013
Trisha wrote:
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'class' is underrated and totally subjective.
Freedom of conscience, expression, religion and Liberty are not.
You have this assbackwards. To justify your next sentence 'class' is overrated, should have been used.
Is English your mother tongue.

“Mad as Hell”

Since: Sep 12

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#20 Jan 29, 2013
Trisha wrote:
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Not so.
https://www.google.com/search...
These extremists are by definition of being extremists, in a minority.
This flag burning by the minority of extremists is therefore proof that the majority
are tolerant.
Thank you, you has it assbackwards again.

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