The latest war between Israel and the Jihad has been raging for almost a week now. I have been checking the local papers daily, as well as the website of the official Malaysian government mouthpiece ("Bernama"), looking for some sort of reaction or response to the conflict. Besides one perfunctory government statement that called for a ceasefire last week, the local reaction to this major international event has been, until now, strangely and curiously muted. Malaysian bloggers aren't saying anything. Nor were there any anti-American/Israeli/Zionist/Infidel protests last Friday afternoon (which is the usual time for such things). Almost like Malaysia doesn't mind if Israel beats Hamas and Hezbollah senseless.
Well, have no fear. The local Muslims have finally, belatedly, come to the defense of their co-religionists. First stepping up to the plate is Malaysia's version of the Hitler Youth, a local Muslim 'youth' group from a local Malay/Muslim supremacy group called the United Malay National Organization (UMNO). Here's what this upstanding 'youth' organization has to say:
Umno Youth: Stop Israeli aggression
MUAR: Umno Youth has urged the superpowers, especially the United States, to force Israel to stop its aggression on Palestine and Lebanon.
Its vice-chairman Khairy Jamaluddin said the aggression could prompt certain parties to carry out counter-attacks against Israel or its allies in other parts of the world.
“We are asking superpower nations to act fast to force Israel to stop the aggression in Palestine and Lebanon.
“We also ask the United Nations to do its duty in putting a stop to the aggression,” he said after presenting educational aid to the children of the late Pasir Gudang division Umno Youth chief Mat Mazlan Abu here yesterday.
Khairy said Umno Youth chairman Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein would initiate a move among international youth leaders, especially in Asean, to put up a strong protest condemning the aggression.
Usual Muslim boilerplate stuff here. Did you notice the veiled threat contained in this gentleman's words here? In other words, he's telling us: You had better stop the Zionist entity's "aggression", or there's no telling how murderous and violent Muslims around the world may get. There's no telling how many more kuffirs may be murdered on such a pretext.
And if that happens, it's the fault of the infidels, of course.
Not to be outdone by the kiddies division, the 'adults' from UMNO are at last boosting their rhetoric also:
"Zionist Regime"! I knew the Moslem writer from Bernama wouldn't let me down. The Malaysian wing of the jihad is just getting warmed up. The anti-infidel rhetoric is just beginning.
Israel Should Be Brought To Justice At ICJ, Says Rahim
KUALA LUMPUR, July 16 (Bernama) -- Malaysia as the current chair of the Organisation of Islamic Conference should assist Lebanon which has been attacked by Israel since the last five days leaving at least 100 dead.
Umno's Supreme Council member Tan Sri Abdul Rahim Thamby Chik said Israel has to be dealt at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on the atrocities it committed on the Lebanese people."
As Israel's close ally, the United States had used its veto powers to shoot down Security Councils condemnation on the attacks, therefore Malaysia should assist Lebanon in seeking justice at ICJ," he told Bernama here, today.
Abdul Rahim said the international community has to voice out its disapproval on Israel's attacks on Lebanon.
Israel's blitz began on Wednesday targetting Hizbollah strongholds in south Lebanon where two Israeli soldiers are being held.
While major powers like Russia denounced the Zionist regime, the United States described Israel's actions as acts of self defence.