Unbelievable! Completely inhuman and unIslamic. This is certainly an offence of inciting religious hatred. Malaysianinsider and malaysiankini reported that a group of residents (after their Friday prayers!) in section 22 Shah Alam had gone to the Selangor Secretariat building this afternoon and had placed the head of a blood – dripping cow there as a protest against a temple relocation plan.
The Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak apparently has directed Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan to investigate an incident in Shah Alam Friday where protestors used a cow's head to vent their anger against the Selangor state government.
The police must take prompt action against these irresponsible people. All Muslim NGOs and leaders must condemn this unIslamic act and illegal act.
It is an offence under the Malaysian Penal code as shown below:
298. Uttering words, etc. with deliberate intent to wound the religious feelings of any person.
Whoever, with deliberate- intention of wounding the religious feelings of any person, utter any word or makes any sound in the hearing of that person, or makes ant gesture in the sight of that person, or places any object in the sight of that person, shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year, or with fine, or with both.
298A. Causing etc, disharmony, disunity, or feelings or enmity, hatred or ill-will, or prejudicing, etc., the maintenance of harmony or unity, on grounds of religion.
(1) Whoever by words, either spoken or written or by signs, or by visible representations, or by any act, activity or conduct, or by organising, promoting or arranging, or assisting in organising, promoting or arranging, any activity, or otherwise in any other manner-
(a) causes, or attempts to cause, or is likely to cause disharmony, disunity, or feelings of enmity, hatred or ill-will; or
(b) prejudices or attempts to prejudice, or is likely to prejudice, the maintenance of harmony or unity,
on grounds of religion, between persons or groups of persons professing the same or different religions, shall be punished with imprisonment for a term of not less than two years and not more than five years.
This is what the Quran says:
“Revile not you those whom they call upon besides God, lest they out of spite revile God in their ignorance. Thus have We made alluring to each people its own doings. In the end will they return to their Lord, and We shall then tell them the truth of all that they did”. (Quran: 6:108)
“Invite (all) to the Way of thy Lord with wisdom and beautiful preaching; and argue with them in ways that are best and most gracious: for thy Lord knows best, who have strayed from His Path, and who receive guidance”(Quran: 16:125)
“And there are those who put up a mosque by way of mischief and infidelity - to disunite the Believers - and in preparation for one who warred against God and His Apostle aforetime. They will indeed swear that their intention is nothing but good; But God does declare that they are certainly liars”.(Quran 9:107)
“There is the type of man whose speech about this world's life May dazzle you, and he calls God to witness about what is in his heart; yet is he the most contentious of enemies”. (Quran: 2:204)
“When he turns his back, His aim everywhere is to spread mischief through the earth and destroy crops and cattle. But God loves not mischief” (Quran:2:205)
I pray that ALL Malaysians condemn these perpetrators and say that we do not want a repeat of this anymore.
NOte: I FEEL ASHAMED.