Preaching to the unconverted - Commander S THAYAPARAN (Retired) Royal Malaysian Navy
Wednesday, May 01, 2019
Most of the people I knew who converted was not because of the love of the faith but for the love of pussy!! They only heard what was sanitized by the brain washing proselytizers.They have their regrets as once in, they simply cannot check out!!! When they convert others especially the Christians, they don't tell them that they have to denigrate the Jews and Christians 17 times a day. That means their fathers, mothers, sisters, brothers and all they purportedly love all just for the sake of pussy or dick. Read all about that hate.......................
Muhammad Zamri Vinoth Kalimuthu
Malaysiakini : “People who change their religion should face the death penalty.” - Zakir Naik
Why is Muhammad Zamri Vinoth Kalimuthu, a follower of Zakir Naik, and
member of Angkatan Skuad Mubaligh Malaysia, known as an “independent” preacher? What does this mean? JAIS had hooked up with Kalimuthu (in
2017) to give courses on the Tamil language to increase productivity when it comes to proselytizing in a multilingual milieu.
this course was supposed to do, was make it easier for Muslim preachers
(state sanctioned) attempting to convert Indians, using the Tamil
language as an entry point into their lives. The idea that
Perlis mufti Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin puts forward that Kalimuthu was
only testifying when it came to his personal experience with the Hindu
faith, is bunkum. What Kalimuthu was doing as a professional
proselytizer was creating a narrative for Muslims to use to convert
Hindus in the course of his professional duties.
So there is
nothing “independent” about Kalimuthu. He was a state actor, whose
mission is to covert people to Islam, specifically Tamil speaking
Hindus. So let us not play into this narrative that Malaysia is a market
place of Islamic ideas where independent preachers roam free,
disseminating ideas, some of which go against official narratives of the
This idea of Muslim converts as the perfect vehicles
to proselytize, is nothing new. Muslim convert Ridhuan Tee Abdulah, for
instance, always pleaded “special knowledge” when it came to the Chinese
community, hence his “attacks” against the community had the appearance
of legitimacy to a certain section of the Muslim community. This idea
of using converts to preach is propagated by prostylizing faiths all
over the world.
I understand the Hindu outrage when it comes to
what Kalimuthu said. While most Hindus expect their faith to be mocked,
especially in the current political climate, the reason why this
supposedly “personal” video was uploaded was meant as a kind of
advertisement to other Muslims and an anecdote by a former Hindu as to
the lack of Hinduism, hence the conversion.
Ridhuan Tee (above)
does something similar too. His provocations against the Chinese
community were meant to legitimize the greatness of his faith, at the
same time pointing out the supposed flaws of the religious and social
mores of the Chinese community. After all, why convert if your original
faith was fulfilling whatever religious expectations you needed, right ?
bunkum is exactly what preachers like Zakir Naik promote. If you listen
to what Kalimuthu says or even Ridhuan Tee, for instance, you will
notice the echoes of what Zakir Naik pushes in his “inspirational”
sermons. This idea that there is something wrong with your faith, which
is why conversion is necessary to ameliorate whatever feelings of doubt
you have about your faith and circumstances.
This idea that
converting in this country does not come with some state sponsored
benefits is something that is often overlooked in these conversion
debates. Nobody wants to have that conversation because to do so would
invite religious groups to lodge police reports that claimed you were
disrespecting the Muslim faith.
The Perlis mufti (above),
the onetime darling of the then Harapan opposition has a history of
denigrating the Hindu community. It is pointless listing the vile
comments he has made about the Hindu community. It amounts to how the
religion of the state targets vulnerable disenfranchised communities,
with the hope of inclusion through religious conversion.
problem with the religious discourse in this country is not that people
are going about insulting each other's religion, but rather the state
has the power to sanction people for trespassing on religious and racial
This power is often applied unequally, with the
state sanctioned religion and its adherents getting off scott-free, when
the same does not apply to the other religions in this country. Asri’s
lament that the Harapan regime has been lacking in protecting the
sanctity of Islam comes at a time when Asri is under public scrutiny for
comments he has made, the people he associates with and the realization
that he was never the moderate Muslim the then opposition built him up
While prime minister Mahathir Mohammad has to defend
Harapan's track record when it comes to Muslim issues, the reality is
they have not really differed from the Umno regime when it comes to how
the religion of the state is practiced in this country. Well,
there is a small difference. There have been attempts made to equalize
state action when it comes to religious provocations; hence we get
Muslims hauled up by the state for making derogatory comments, when
before, they would have been coddled by the state.
The Suhakam conclusion that Pastor Koh and Amri Che Mat (above)
were kidnapped by state actors, also sent a chill down the spine of the
Islamic deep state. No doubt, with the embracing by the Harapan state
of someone like Zakir Naik, they believed all was kosher when it comes
to demonizing other religions and carrying out sub rosa religious
In the end, there will always be the Kalimuthus and the
Ridhuan Tees, because weak people will be used by the state or state
sanctioned bodies to propagate ideas of religious superiority, because
zealots understand that free will, when it comes to faith, is a more
frightening prospect than independent democratic institutions.