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Sunday, January 31, 2010
Hi Folks. I found this most interesting site.
Its in Malay and it discusses the Quran. Those who are non Muslim may not be interested much.
Here are some of the topics discussed at this site. The writer has certainly put in a lot of effort and thinking.
Friday, January 29, 2010
Oleh Syed Akbar Ali
Salam sejahtera kepada semua saudara Bloggers dan sahabat seperjuangan.
Dalam sejarah setiap kelompok manusia dan di kalangan semua warga sesebuah negara mesti ada golongan ulung dan unggul yang akan berkobar-kobar semangat patriotik dan semangat cintakan negaranya.
Daripada kalangan ini pasti akan wujud pejuang yang berani, yang setia dan yang sedia untuk perjuangkan kebenaran.
Barangkali dagangnya tiada bertuan dan tiada juga diharapkan kalungan.
Saya rasa amat kagum membaca kajian terperinci yang telah dibuat oleh sahabat Bloggers di sini. Dan juga kepada sahabat Blogger lain yang ber-alam dalam maya. Tahniah diucapkan atas usaha yang gigih dan kesungguhan menangani pembohongan dan kepalsuan yang mengancam negara.
Tiada sesiapa yang boleh menyelamatkan negara kita melainkan wira bangsa sendiri. Walaupun medannya bukan dirimba dan tidak berbaju hijau, perjuangan tetap perjuangan.
Semoga negara akan sanjung tinggi sumbangan saudara semua.
Thursday, January 28, 2010
By Syed Akbar Ali
This is from the New Straits Times (truncated). You can read the full story here.
Nigerian underwear bomber: 10 terror suspects held
I have always warned against the presence of too many people from the Middle East, Africa,
Many Islamic countries are going through a serious phase of identity crisis and an even more serious case of suffering extreme inferiority complex. 50 years ago, just after the Second World War, outside of
And all over the world the Muslim children were taught the same things ie the Muslims are the best people in the world. They will go to a place called heaven. The non Muslims, no matter what they do, would go to a place called hell. Simple.
That was about the most advanced and most relevant argument that was ever needed to be heard in all kitchens, living rooms and dining rooms in all Islamic countries. (It is still being heard until today). A very simplistic view of the world.
There were no Playstations, LCD tvs, handphones, jacuzzis, few cars or automobiles, there were no large numbers of well fed children or a common presence of prettily dressed women or even decent houses to confuse this simple world view.
If you were a good Muslim you could not or would not even laugh heartily. Clapping hands was not allowed. Playing chess was a bad thing to do. Women dress to make themselves unattractive, sometimes ugly or just look frightening. Good Muslims should only think about going to heaven.
For non Arab Muslims too, the religion was the great hope. And the pilgrimage to
But since then, the world has changed tremendously.
But remove this oil wealth element and the mantra is pretty much the same : we are going to heaven, the non Muslims are going to hell. There is not much else going on in their lives.
If you look at the non oil Islamic countries like Afghanistan, Pakistan, large parts of Africa and Yemen they are dirt poor. Even
Yet they all sing the same mantra : we are heaven bound, the non Muslims are hell bound. Thanks to the West, the Muslims from all over the world can fly to and back from
But now there is this other “problem” – there is this intimate intrusion by the outside world into their daily lives. There is tv, radio, the movies, MP3, DVDs, the Internet, cellular phones, MMS, broadband, I Phones, Blackberries and what not. They come right into the palm of your hand. You cannot shut out the world. And everyday they can see that the rest of the world is just getting up and moving along.
The Islamic countries however are still stuck on the same mantra ; we are going to heaven, the rest are going to hell. And they want to convert the rest of the world to be like them. Correction : they want the advanced West to convert. The providers of all their daily necessities shall convert to Islam. Hence the clamour to convert Michael Jackson to Islam. They claimed that Neil Armstrong became a Muslim. Jacques Costeau was ‘Muslim’. Armstrong denied the conversion and I dont know about the other two. Strangely if Mechai Rattakul or Byung Moon Sun converted to Islam it did not stir as much excitement.
But it does not change anything. No matter who converts to Islam, the average Muslim around the world still lives pretty much the same way his parents and grandparents lived before – in poverty, they cannot clap their hands loudly, women have to be bundled up, even hearty laughter is not allowed. It certainly does not increase their productivity or economic well being but yes they are heaven bound. Its still as simple as that.
50 years ago the Muslims were ‘normal’ – like everyone else. Which is why P Ramlee reruns are so popular. People like to see how ‘normal’ they were in the 50s and 60s. None of the women were bundled up then. Last year my wife and I took a group of non Muslim children on a study tour to RTM. A nice lady was our tour guide. She was all bundled up. In no time she took out a photograph of herself - when she was much younger - and happily showed it to the children. It was a nice picture of a well groomed young woman in short hair and wearing a nice dress. I couldnt help feeling that what she was trying to say was “I did not look like this all my life. I was different before”. I wonder if she would have showed it if the kids had been Muslims.
Lets jump to the suicide bombers. How or why do they become suicide bombers. It is envy, anger, disappointment plus desperation. Envy at the heathens for having all the good things in life (despite not being Muslim). Anger at the West for usurping the Muslim’s place in the sun. Disappointment that they can never catch up with the real world (until today). Desperation because they do not know what else to do. So lets blow ourselves up – and take a few with us. Basically this is the behaviour of losers. They have lost out in life.
It is all done in the name of Islam. But is this really the case? Here is a statement from me. I will word this very carefully : There is not one thing that a Muslim does in his day to distinguish him in his religion which can be traced back exactly to the Quran. Not one thing.
The Muslim would like to say that ‘Allah told me this in the Quran’. But almost always what he believes cannot be found in the Quran or to his exactness. So he calls upon the Prophet. “The Prophet said that I must do this”.
This is where the legislation starts. No two sects or scholars will agree about what exactly it is that the Prophet said. Everyone has their own interpretations of what the Prophet said. Hence the sectarian differences. Hence the Shiahs, the Sunnis, the Syafies, the Hanafis, the Ismailis, the Hambalis etc etc. It keeps going on. Everyone has their own interpretation of what the Prophet said. And to protect their turf, they enact legislation. Within our ‘school of thought’ the jurisprudence is like this. You cannot do this. You cannot do that.
But few can say ‘This is what Allah said in the Quran’. There is a huge vacuum there. But can the Muslim discuss things freely? No. He has shackled himself through legislation. “If you even begin to think like this then you are out of line. If you want to speak you need a permit. If you want a permit, you must talk like me.”
This does not solve any problems. It only creates more anger and bottles up the emotions. This anger ultimately needs an escape valve. Welcome the suicide bomber.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
By Syed Akbar Ali
Last Friday, when I blogged the “Italian President Said CIA & Israel Behind 9-11” there were 21 comments, some of which took issue with Dr Mahathir for saying the same thing. Only one commenter said the Italian President was senile. Most of the vitriol was aimed at Dr Mahathir. Obvious poor taste in expressing double standards.
Then the next day, Saturday, I posted the video “A 9-11 Video” where scientists (including a Nobel Prize winner) expressed much skepticism over the alleged attack against the WTC. (In other words this video supports both Dr Mahathir’s and the Italian President’s views). I checked until today (Tuesday) and there are only two comments about the video posting. Hmm..
Then about two months back, there was an issue raised (obviously by Pakatan folks) about the word “Allah” which appears in the
anthem. I think their general attitude was that the word ‘Allah’ should not be in the Selangor State anthem because it imposes mentioning the Muslim Allah on non-Muslims as well. Selangor State
Then when the Catholic Herald and “Allah” issue came to the fore, everyone conveniently forgot about the ‘Allah in the Selangor anthem’ of just weeks earlier. Now the Pakatan folks and their supporters want Allah for all. An about turn.
Yennadey? So what about ‘Allah’ in the Selangor anthem? Does it stay or does it get removed?
Some might say let the Catholics use ‘Allah’ (because it is their right) but remove it from the Selangor anthem because you should not impose it on all and sundry. Lagi pening kepala. What suits you is the best?
Then the churches were burnt, including the very
in Cheras, but in the name of the Catholic god or gods. Clearly a sad case of mistaken identity. About ten churches were subject to arson, stoning or vandalism – lets thank Jesus none of them were serious. Or shall we thank ‘Allah’? Protestant Tabernacle Church
Anyway, since then 15 people have been arrested by the Police and some of these arson attacks are believed solved.
When the churches were burnt, predictably people made a hue and cry, especially the Pakatan and the DAP and others. Accusations were made quite blatantly against UMNO, that UMNO was behind the arson attacks. This was and still is a really desperate and underhand tactic by the Pakatan. It is also lame.
UMNO stands to lose both Sabah and
Sarawak if they were behind any of the arson attacks. They may be guilty of other things, but committing suicide is not a game the brothers are good at. Its quite the other way – the brothers are masters at self preservation.
But going by the “who benefits most” theory – which is very very relevant – who benefits most if the churches are attacked? Its definitely not UMNO.
Who benefits most if the voters are made to believe that UMNO is behind the attacks? The answer is obvious again. Its definitely not UMNO.
Again going by the “who benefits most” theory, if indeed politicians are involved, which politician (including quite desperate ones who delight in Turkish Delights) would be most likely to get involved in this type of scheming? Pikir sendiri. The Americans were directly involved in laying out plans to destabilise the country in the late 90s and early 2000. You may be wondering who told me this? He is not in the country anymore.
So to the Pakatan supporters, be fair lah. If you can accuse UMNO, people can accuse others as well. But lets see who has the better logic?
But lets get back to the churches. Now three suraus have also been attacked.
The day after the surau attack I spoke with my “rightwing” UMNO Blogger buddies. We were really worried. We were hoping that it was not Chinese or Indians who were behind the surau attacks in Johor. This sounds very awkward but thank Allah, Jesus, the 12 animals of the Zodiac etc that the people behind the surau attack in Johor were indeed Malays, young boys with some grudge inside their heads. Imagine if it had been Chinese or Indians. It could have incited severe reprisals. We certainly do not need that.
But where was the protest from the Pakatan? deleted (Lim Kit Siang did make a statement against the surau attacks. My apologies on this point. Also deleted below). Were any fingers pointed at anyone for the surau attacks? Again why the double standard? What happened to “Middle Malaysia”? People are not stupid lah kawan?
As I have said before, when the Taliban blew up the Buddha statues in
- Lim Kit Siang made multiple Press statements condemning the act. But when the Hindu fanatics demolished the Babri Mosque in Bamiyan, Afghanistan , the DAP did not issue a single Press statement condemning the attack. Where was Middle Malaysia? India
And let me ask a simple question. In what year did the DAP recognise Bahasa
as the Official Language of Malaysia? This question is strange but the stranger fact is the DAP did pass some resolution over the Malay language (maybe along with the resolution recognising that Monday follows Sunday, Tuesday follows Monday and so on). Malaysia
The topic for today is ‘No Middle Malaysia In DAP’. This is just the preamble.
There have been allegations of corruption in the Selangor DAP. One aide to some DAP underling in Selangor has been brought up on corruption charges already. Teoh Beng Hock, whose inexplicable death is now the subject of an inquest, was a DAP supporter who was spilling the beans to the MACC about the same allegations of corruption in Selangor. Boo Cheng Hau of the DAP has made public statements about underworld connections to the Johor DAP. How come the Pakatan remains silent about these issues? Such cheapo double standards.
Now the Pahang PKR fellow has quit (Azan Ismail – Deputy Chief of PKR Pahang) again citing financial monkey business among the PKR. And this is just over a year in power. Give them three more uninterrupted years and see what other monkey business they can get into.
In Kelantan the PAS has long been ‘telan duit’ for the past 20 years. The case with the Ariffahmi fellow (another Son In Law) is just the tip of the iceberg. But why the silent treatment from the DAP and the rest of the Pakatan?
Apa sudah jadi “Middle Malaysia”? Belum start pun sudah tayar pancit. Say something guys. You can see the splinter in your neighbour’s eyes but you cannot see the plank inside your own. Haiyya ! Ini macam tak boleh lah kawan.
The DAP came up with the “Malaysian Malaysia” concept as a byproduct after the PAP was kicked out of
. But before the PAP was kicked out, many Malaysians do not realise that Lee Kuan Yew’s PAP did stand for free and fair elections in Malaysia in 1964. They stood on the ‘Malaysian Malaysia’ platform. The PAP lost soundly. Malaysia
“The People's Action Party decided to run on the mainland in the 1964 general election. Although the PAP attracted large crowds at its rallies, it won only one seat — that by Devan Nair, who represented the Bangsar constituency. It is thought by some historians that Finance Minister and MCA President Tan Siew Sin's appeal to the Chinese to avoid challenging the Malay special rights and risk merger with
helped the MCA retain its status as the "undisputed leader of the Chinese in the Malayan peninsula". Nevertheless, UMNO leaders were furious with the PAP” Indonesia
I dont think UMNO seriously considered merging with
Indonesia (Aziz Ishak a Cabinet Minister under Tuanku Abdul Rahman, was later detained as a “spy” for the Indonesians) but in 1964 the MCA cleverly used the ‘ ’ bogey to frighten the Chinese. My point is even then the “Malaysian Malaysia” never worked with the majority Chinese. Indonesia
Lacking any solid ideas, other than perhaps flashing rude gestures around Kampong Baru and Chow Kit from the back of a lorry, the DAP hung on tenaciously to their “Malaysian Malaysia” non starter.
The fact that after 40 years, the DAP has finally dropped their “Malaysian Malaysia non starter” for a vague ‘Middle Malaysia’ is evidence enough that the DAP is really slow on the uptake.
Maybe it will take them another 40 years to fine tune ‘Middle Malaysia” too? Another 40 years for them to condemn (deleted) attacks against things like the Babri Mosque in
? And not just condemn attacks against churches and temples and Buddha statues in India . Be less obvious lah. Be more Malaysian. Afghanistan
Then BigDog also pointed out that out of 31 EXCO members in the DAP party, there are only two who are Malays (in a multi racial country where Malays make up 65% of the population). And here the DAP cannot use ‘meritocracy’ to explain the absence of Malays in the party or its leadership because party elections “should” be based on one man one vote. They cannot be based on meritocracy.
Benggali ‘bi-sing’ ada dua ekor. Melayu satu dua kepala ada. Lain semua China juga ada. Ini bukan ‘Middle Malaysia’ lah.
If you have Malay members, there is a larger chance they will elect more Malays as EXCO members and party leaders. If you dont have Malay members you will not have Malay leaders. Simple isnt it? The question is why doesnt the DAP have Malay members in any numbers, even 45 years after
In a nation of 28+ million people - 30 million including Indons and Banglas - with the Malays making up 65% of the population (the actual numbers are being suppressed folks – but the Malay demographics are shooting skyward. Just look at the voter profile in the NINE by elections that have been held) the DAP which claims to be multi racial has hardly any decent numbers of non Chinese.
The test of the DAP’s Middle Malaysia will only hold true when the DAP has 65% Malay membership at all levels and when the party’s leadership profile also represents the proportion of Malays in the country. Otherwise this is just DAP’s hypocrisy. Anyone can see through their really cheapo explanation.
A visitor from the planet Mars may unwittingly come to the conclusion that the DAP is actually racist.
UMNO on the other hand insists on working with the Chinese. Of 32 Ministers in the present Cabinet, six are Chinese. There are also 11 Deputy Ministers who are Chinese. This is grossly out of proportion with Chinese MP’s in the BN (most of the BN Chinese got kicked out in March 2008). But it is not out of proportion with Chinese representation in Parliament, including in the Opposition. (Think about that for a moment). There are also many other non Malays (Indians, Ibans, Kadazans) in Cabinet. That is truly ‘Middle Malaysia’.
Monday, January 25, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
By Syed Akbar Ali
My comments in blue
My comments in blue
The head of the UN's climate science panel R.K. Pachauri addresses the press in
Regrettable error? Thats it? Copenhagen Conference, Global Warming Scare, Carbon Footprint, Carbon Credit Trading all based on a “regrettable error”. Please read my concluding remarks below.
Addressing a press conference in
This one I dont agree. They are lying. This was not ‘not following procedures’. This was done deliberately. Its a lie. Fraudulent behaviour.
" There has been an error but we will ensure greater consistency in every (future) report," he said.
What future report? If the glaciers are not melting, how can you talk about a future report that may show that the glaciers are melting? How are you going to engineer that? Please read my conclusion below.
Pachauri was referring to a forecast which featured in a benchmark 2007 report on global warming that the probability of glaciers in the
The IPCC co-won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for bringing climate change to the world's attention.
So does this mean the IPCC will be handing back the Nobel Peace Prize? Can I have it? You know for shouting that there is no such thing as Global Warming.
The glacier error came to light after four prominent glaciologists and hydrologists wrote a letter to the prestigious
So if the four scientists did not write the letter surely Al Gore and IPCC will just keep quiet about it, maybe win another Nobel Prize.
WWF had picked up a news report based on an unpublished study, compounded by the accidental inversion of a date -- 2035 instead of 2350 -- in a Russian paper published in 1996.
News report? Unpublished study? Very scientific. What is an ‘accidental inversion’? Typo? 2035 instead of 2350? Russian paper published in 1996?
Ramesh has said he believes there is no "conclusive scientific evidence" linking global warming to the melting of glaciers.
Way to go Ramesh. Here is my conclusion. If the Himalayan Glaciers are not melting, then there is no global warming on the
If there is no global warming on the Himalayas, can there be global warming in the
Has anyone called the
20 hours, with more floors above the fire.
Yet it did not collapse. Well lets listen to
some Mat Salleh techies. My contention is
the physics of 9-11 do not add up.
Listen to the Nobel Prize winner.
Friday, January 22, 2010
By Syed Akbar Ali
Tun Dr Mahathir is not the only person who believes that the 9-11 attack was staged. Ex Italian President Francesco Cossiga went beyond that.
First here is the news:
Ex-Italian President: Intel Agencies Know 9/11 An Inside Job
Man who set up Operation Gladio tells Italy's largest newspaper attacks were run by CIA, Mossad
Paul Joseph Watson
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Former Italian President and the man who revealed the existence of Operation Gladio Francesco Cossiga has gone public on 9/11, telling Italy's most respected newspaper that the attacks were run by the CIA and Mossad and that this was common knowledge amongst global intelligence agencies.
Cossiga was elected President of the Italian Senate in July 1983 before winning a landslide 1985 election to become President of the country in 1985.
Cossiga gained respect from opposition parties as one of a rare breed - an honest politician - and led the country for seven years until April 1992.
Cossiga's tendency to be outspoken upset the Italian political establishment and he was forced to resign after revealing the existence of, and his part in setting up, Operation Gladio - a rogue intelligence network under NATO auspices that carried out bombings across Europe in the 60's, 70's and 80's.
What was Operation Gladio about which Cossiga knew so much? Here is an excerpt:
Gladio's specialty was to carry out what they coined "false flag operations," terror attacks that were blamed on their domestic and geopolitical opposition.
Cossiga's revelations contributed to an Italian parliamentary investigation of Gladio in 2000, during which evidence was unearthed that the attacks were being overseen by the U.S. intelligence apparatus.
In March 2001, Gladio agent Vincenzo Vinciguerra stated, in sworn testimony, "You had to attack civilians, the people, women, children, innocent people, unknown people far removed from any political game. The reason was quite simple: to force ... the public to turn to the state to ask for greater security."
You can read more here.
My suspicions about the 9-11 attack were aroused based on the physics. Firstly there is no way a building can collapse because the steel was melted by fire. To melt steel you need prolonged intense fire. The jet fuel did not stay in one place. The jet fuel was seen shooting down the building (something called gravity). So how did the jet fuel stay in one place for so long to generate sufficient heat to melt the steel and collapse the building?
Then the collapse of the building was almost on its footprint. For both buildings. This is only possible in a controlled demolition.
But the thing that really got me wondering was the discovery of Mohamed Atta's passport. The indestructible blackbox was never recovered. The solid steel engines of the plane were never recovered - they were shatttered to smithereens.
Yet Mohammed Atta's passport, intact with almost no burn marks was found intact, lying on the street, on the other side of the WTC building. This means that the plane crashed and disintegrated inside the building, black box disintegrated, engines all disintegrated but Mohammed Atta's passport remained intact, flew threw the plane, flew threw the building and landed neatly on the street below.
For those who dont know, Mohamed Atta was the leader of the 9-11 hijackers. How convenient. They were able to confirm that Attas was on board the plane that crashed into the building.
But the greatest mystery is the Pentagon crash. Folks where is the plane that crashed into the Pentagon?