Raja Petra Kamaruddin, the famed Malaysian blogger, intellectual, government critic, political dissident and now wanted by the Malaysian police for a long string of supposed crimes--continues to write from hiding/exile.
One recent column he wrote was entitled "Between hypocrisy and expediency". He begins the article with an admirable stand against hypocrisy but then his words take a much darker turn:
The Muslim Middle East regards the United States as a Jewish ‘tool’. The US is the ‘Great Satan’. It is the US, after all, that is propping up Israel. If not, Israel would have been destroyed long ago. And day in and day out we can hear verses of the Quran being chanted in the two holiest mosques in the Muslim world, Mekah and Medina, cursing the Jewish enemies of Islam.
There is no mistaking it, as far as Muslims are concerned. The Jews are the lifelong enemy of Islam. They must be exterminated from the face of this earth.
So, this highly-educated, English-writing Muslim finally comes out and says that Muslims are only pious and true Muslims if they continue Herr Hitler's 'Final Solution'--the elimination of Jews everywhere and forever. And the Muslims who dare to negotiate with Jews/Israelis, or do business with them--these people are hypocrites. And RPK believes with his whole heart that the real crime here is not lusting for or working towards another genocide of Jews, but dealing with them in diplomacy or business--i.e. to treat them as human.
The RPK article in particular here, like all of RPK's writings, are highly read. Read the comments at the end of this one. How many Muslims or anyone else condemn RPK's genocidal longings and tendencies, even in a perfunctory way? Zip, zilch, nada, zero.
How would RPK and his fellow Muslims feel about changing RPK's own words to the following?
There is no mistaking it, as far as humans are concerned. The Muslims are the lifelong enemy of humanity. Islam must be exterminated from the face of this earth.