The Catholic Church's Herald newsletter is calling for an "upraising" against the government. Read it here -
This is the same publication which wants to use the word "Allah" to describe the God/Gods of the Christians in its Malay language edition, which triggers the manipulation of the issue by the likes of DAP's Lim Guan Eng and insensitive reactions from the likes of Perkasa's Ibrahim Ali.
I'm not sure how the Catholic church works in this country....is it apolitical or is it partisan? If the Herald is the official church newsletter, then that editorial piece running down the government (despite it being taken from other pro-Pakatan publication) should still be by right the official stand of the church too, right? Well, honestly I'm not sure. Hopefully one of you who are more familiar with the matter could kindly educate me on this.
Whatever it is, as far as I am concerned, the Herald is now a part of the Pakatan election machinery, the same as Malaysiakini, Malaysian Insider, Free Malaysia Today, Rocket, Harakah, etc. It is openly campaigning for Catholic Christians to join in an "uprising" against the BN government.
It sounds very much as if the Herald is calling for a crusade against the BN, the same way when Pas people were calling for Muslims to go on a jihad against the BN government and the ruling coalition (particularly Umno).
The Pas' jihad was initiated because the BN government had been deemed to have failed to set-up an Islamic state and implement an Islamic law in this multi-racial and multi-religious country. Please read this for context -
"Amanat Hadi" was an excerpt from a speech by the then firebrand young Pas leader, Abdul Hadi Awang, who is now the party president at Kampung Benggol, Peradong, Kuala Terengganu on April 7, 1981.