I’m getting pretty wary of things that’s going on in Malaysia these days. Can things get more idiotic and absurd? While my question is meant to be rhetoric, obviously the answer is yes. Banning of tomboys, and yoga…what’s next? I have no idea, but I am not going to talk about that today because I suspect that it will not do any good to my stress level or yours too. By chance (or was it accident?) I received an absurd random sms that says these exact words:
Pls 4ward msg ni pd sume org Islam.Skrg kristian sdg aktf d Srmbn, n Slngor n kian pesat ke ngr len. 1900 org paderi Mlayu yg br tiba dr Sgapore brada d sni Hti2 dgn air mineral
Air tsebut tlh d+dgn h0ly water. Tlg sbrknya kpd smua umat islam n shbt2. Ait ni blh m’ngkbtkn lidah keras@kelu untuk mybut klimah Allah.
For those who could not understand Malay language, the words above meant:
Please forward this sms to all Muslim. Christians are active in Seremban, Selangor, and making their progress to other states. 1900 Malay priests from Singapore are here. Be careful with the mineral water:
Those mineral water have been mixed with holy water. Please spread this to all Muslim. The water that’s mentioned would cause tongue to be tied and the drinker would be unable to say the word Allah.
Now, my precious readers, when I received the bloody sms, my reaction was to curse whoever was the original sender and the mastermind behind the ‘forward sms’ material. I felt that this is downright wrong and ridiculous. Isn’t this a form of defamation towards the above mentioned mineral water products? And most importantly, isn’t this some form of libel and slander to tarnish the image of other religion besides Islam? Is this not stoking racial and religious tension between the Muslim and Christians? Did the mastermind behind this ridiculous sms have visual evidence or something concrete to prove that the Malay-Christian priests from Singapore had done such thing? This is defamation at the very best, and what’s more, the authorities in Malaysia do not give a damn about such things being circulated in the sms world.
I wonder, what would happen if it’s the other way around, where the sms is defaming the Muslims and saying the Muslim did something very despicable to cause people from other religion’s faith to be faltered? Now, wouldn’t they start to feel the burn in their pretty assholes and goes berserk about it and start catching people and throwing them into ISA for insulting Malays and Islam and endangering the national security and public safety?
Mineral water contains many things, and a bottle of mineral water could contain traces of pee and shit for all I care, why not be concern of something that is unclean and harmful towards one’s health rather than be concern over something that is possibly a made up fiction to stoke racial and religious tension among two devotees of different faith or citizens of two different countries?
What’s most ridiculous about the sms is that it claimed that the above mentioned mineral water products were mixed with holy water and would caused Muslim’s faith to be erode and faltered. How ridiculous is that? Absolutely stupid! Absurd to the very core! Does one really have an absolute proof that the water was mixed with Holy Water by the Christians?
Telling me that by just by drinking some mineral water could cause your faith to be shaken is a bit too much for me. Does the Muslim’s faith in Malaysia so easily faltered? I’ve always believed that if one’s faith is strong enough, no matter what kind of water the person drank, he would still believe in his own religion. Tell me, tell me I am wrong about this! Tell me that the Muslims in Malaysia are so fickle minded that by merely drinking some mineral water rumoured to contain the mixture of Holy Water that has been blessed by Christians priest could destroy one’s faith. Does Holy Water contain potent drugs that could cause such thing to happen? No, bloody idiots. ‘Holy Water’ is actually just normal water, it does not contain any drugs that could possibly cause such thing, so why are you fretting about this if your faith is really strong?
I would possibly believe without having second thoughts if the contents in the chain sms informed me that the mentioned mineral water contains excessive amount of melamine that could be dangerous to health and would possibly cause death. And hell yes, I would also probably believe the sms if it informed me that the mineral water was drugged and would possibly paralyze the consumer from waist down, but I definitely refuse to believe in the foolish, absurd and ignorant allegation that the mineral water products was mixed with Holy Water by the Christians and the product would without fail will cause one’s faith to be completely destroyed.
Well, no matter what people would tell me or how they agree and choose to believe the sms, I would stand by my opinion that the sms that I received last night was meant not only to brainwash the Muslim to hate the Christians and tarnish other religion’s good image, but also paint a bad image of our neighbouring country and undermine our diplomatic relationship with them.
If the mineral water was mixed with Holy Water that has been blessed by a Christian priest and is really capable of damaging one’s faith, why not just tell the Muslims not to drink the above mentioned mineral water because it contain toxic waste? Wouldn’t it be more effective to scare everyone from drinking it? Clearly this is just a gimmick and a shallow attempt to make the Muslim and the Christians hate each other.
Cleffairy: This kind of slanderous smses ought to be stopped. Or two biggest religion in the world would never be at peace with each other. This is something that I would classified as psychological terrorism.