I just read Helen Ang's posting
and it made me conclude that DAP sec-gen Lim Guan Eng will not stop at anything to make sure his party get as many votes as they can for the coming general election. That is, even if he has to create ill will among the people on Christmas eve.
I am not sure what is Guan Eng's religion, but the way he delivered his Christmas message, he sure sounds as if he is very concerned about the rights of Christians to use whatever words to describe their God.
He does not seems to care that the demand for the use of "Allah" in Bible is a sensitive issue among Muslims in the Peninsular.
Of course the reason why Guan Eng raised the issue on the eve of Christmas was political. There was no two way about that. It's to appear that Christians in this country were being oppressed and denied their rights.
The target audience of that issue in my opinion were actually Christians in Sabah and Sarawak , especially the bumiputera of that faith who had for years been using the word Allah in reference to their God. Guan Eng message was made, so that they will see the evil Barisan Nasional government as suppressing their co-religionists in the Peninsular. It's all for their votes, of course.
As if the ordinary Christians in the Peninsular really care about using the word "Allah" to refer to their God.
It appeared that Guan Eng doesn't even seems to care about the consequences of his bait for the Christians in Sabah and Sarawak to DAP's Muslim allies in PKR and Pas.
Muslims in PKR and Pas should know that raising the "Allah in the Bible" issue so close to the general election could prove fatal for them who will mostly contest in Malay Muslim dominated constituencies in the Peninsular.
In an immediate réaction, Pas Youth Chief Nasaruddin Hassan Tantawi questioned Guan Eng's wisdom in raising the issue now.
Well Nasaruddin, you really think that Guan Eng gives a damned what you and your stupid Malay Muslim gang in Pas have to say? You think Guan Eng will let go of any opportunity for DAP to get extra Christian votes even if he has to sacrifice Muslim votes for Pas?
Sorry to say this la - You all Malay Muslims of Pakatan are really not intelligent at all la....ok, that's me being polite.....actually what I really want to say is that you all Malay Muslims of Pakatan are &%*%#&%%#$%^$@#$#%!!!!!