Friday, 22 August 2014

Level-Headed Indonesians

This post is for all the silly Malaysians who look at Indonesian maids and automatically think that Indonesia is a country inferior to Malaysia because they are "poor and uncivilised".

Let me tell you something: The Indonesians, being citizens of the biggest Muslim country in the world, are far more level-headed and balanced than many Malaysians.

The Indonesian president said:

The president of the world's most populous Muslim-majority country, Indonesia, on Thursday called the actions of Islamic State militants "embarrassing" to the religion and urged Islamic leaders to unite in tackling extremism.

Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said the scale of the slaughter wrought by the extremists in overrunning large swathes of Iraq and Syria and the level of violence being used was appalling.

"It is shocking. It is becoming out of control," he said in an interview with The Australian, a day after IS released a video showing a masked militant beheading US reporter James Foley, provoking worldwide revulsion.

"We do not tolerate it, we forbid Isis in Indonesia," he added, referring to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, as IS was formerly known.

This is a nation that openly denounces ISIS/ISIL as an embarrassment and speaks out against them.

Have any Malaysian Muslim leaders done that?

Now tell me which is a moderate Muslim nation - Malaysia or Indonesia?


Anonymous said...

you are bias

Crankster said...

you are reticent

jugular said...

There has been, as it appears to me, a shift towards a more radical Islamicism in Malaysia in recent years. I suspect that this is really a defence mechanism (whether conscious or subconscious) in response to a declining popularity of the ruling party there.