Saturday, February 5, 2011

Shameless MCA Chinese

MCA had indecently flung themselves into the murky depths of flagrant shamelessness when Mahathir Mohamad was invited to toss a ‘yee sang’ at the MCA open house on Thursday. To share a table with someone who is bigoted and prejudiced shows how thick-skinned Chua Soi Lek is (I did brand him a rhinoceros, remember? Read lah my blog posting on August 06, 2010). I cannot believe that MCA Chinese would so wantonly disgrace themselves by having Mahathir in the “house” – this racist who makes a big deal about defending Malay jingoism yet he is not even “Malay”, notwithstanding his claim to be one – who has been relentless in his attacks on the Chinese.

Chua, if you enjoy Mahathir’s company so badly, why don’t you also invite Ibrahim Ali, Ridhuan Tee and the others to add to this event's merriment?

On New Year's Eve, Saints Church in Alexandria, Egypt was attacked by suicide bombers, leaving 21 dead. Coptic Christians expected further bombings. On January 06, 2011, thousands of Muslims showed up at Coptic Christmas eve mass services in churches around the country and at candle light vigils held outside. (Christmas, like that of several other Christian sects outside the Western Catholic/Protestant divide, falls after the New Year, i.e. January 07). Muslims offered themselves as “human shields”, making a pledge to collectively fight the threat of Islamic militants and fostering an Egypt that is free from sectarian strife.


Image credit: http://jafrianews.com/2011/01/08/muslims-protect-egypt-copts-on-xmas/

Image credit: http://brojames.blogspot.com/

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“This is not about us and them,” said Dalia Mustafa, a student who attended mass at Virgin Mary Church on Maraashly. “We are one. This was an attack on Egypt as a whole, and I am stadning with the Copts because the only way things will change in this country is if we come together”.

Image credit: http://boingboing.net/, February 04, 2011

And now Egyptian Christians returned the favor by protecting praying Muslims during an anti-Mubarak protest this week.

Isn’t this comforting to know? If only the rest of the world can embrace love and respect for one another as these Egyptians have selflessly shown.

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