“When you're left wounded on Afganistan's plains and
the women come out to cut up what remains, Just roll to your rifle
and blow out your brains,
And go to your God like a soldier”
General Douglas MacArthur"
“We are not retreating. We are advancing in another direction.”
“It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it.” “Old soldiers never die; they just fade away.
“The soldier, above all other people, prays for peace, for he must suffer and be the deepest wounds and scars of war.”
“May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't .” “The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.
“Nobody ever defended, there is only attack and attack and attack some more.
“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.
The Soldier stood and faced God
Which must always come to pass
He hoped his shoes were shining
Just as bright as his brass
"Step forward you Soldier,
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My Church have you been true?"
"No, Lord, I guess I ain't
Because those of us who carry guns
Can't always be a saint."
I've had to work on Sundays
And at times my talk was tough,
And sometimes I've been violent,
Because the world is awfully rough.
But, I never took a penny
That wasn't mine to keep.
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep,
The Soldier squared his shoulders and said
And I never passed a cry for help
Though at times I shook with fear,
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fears.
If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand,
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't, I'll understand."
There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod
As the Soldier waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, you Soldier,
You've borne your burden well.
Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in Hell."
'Allah' usage issue: Takiyuddin trying to demonise DAP, says Aziz Bari By Martin Vengadesan
Wednesday, May 24, 2023
Malaysiakini : He added that a video going around on TikTok was yet another example
of how PAS targets and attacks progressive Muslims through
The video shows Takiyuddin at a press conference
in Parliament yesterday, during which he is critical of Aziz, Bangi MP
Syahredzan Johan and Election Commission deputy chief Azmi Sharom.
The trio had affirmed in an affidavit cited in the Ireland case that they were not confused by Christians using the word Allah.
“First of all, I did this on a personal basis, and it has nothing to do with the DAP.
“Under the Constitution, Islam is a matter for the states and the rulers can only speak for their states.
those states without rulers such as Malacca, Penang, Sabah and Sarawak
plus federal territories, they are under the Yang di-Pertuan Agong,”
Right of non-Muslims
He also said that the court case by Ireland was about the rights of a Christian from Sarawak.
“To my understanding, the right of non-Muslims to practise their religion is protected by the Constitution.
far as I know, copies of the Bible (in the Ireland case) were not meant
to be circulated publicly; it was meant strictly for the Christians for
“I was asked by the lawyers acting for the plaintiff in the case,” explained Aziz.
“I believe how the non-Muslims practise their religion or how they call their God is none of our business,” he added.
He said the provisions and framework about Islam in the Constitution
are meant for protecting Muslims, not to prejudice non-Muslims.
said that Takiyuddin was very selective in what he wanted to highlight,
adding that PAS had recently gone against the Malay rulers on the issue
of keeping political speeches out of mosques.
Takiyuddin that just this week, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan
Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah visited Sarawak and called on all Malaysians
to make unity a major asset for the nation’s future.
Amendment and revocation
Parliament yesterday, Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim said the amendment
and revocation of laws - that are in conflict with a Rulers Council's
decision over the word “Allah” - was part of his administration's
efforts to ensure that the issue may no longer be contested in the
courts after the 2021 landmark decision in the Ireland case.
decision made, on the advice of the attorney-general, is to streamline
(all related regulations). Otherwise, if we (the government) appeal, the
case may surface again because of existing conflicts.
because of that, we are putting an end (to it) by amending all
regulations to make it clear and no further cases can be brought to
court," said Anwar during the Prime Minister's Question Time.
said this in response to Takiyuddin who urged the government to justify
its decision to withdraw its appeal in the Ireland case.