Yes it has come to this.
I never dreamt of even thinking Singapore would be up in arms whenever anyone of its citizens insults Islam or even the Malays with offensive remarks.
Being a predominantly Chinese City State, I naively thought that they didn’t have to care enough. But ultimately they did, if not so much for Islam but for the social order and national security of their country. That is why they took swift and stern action on several Singaporeans of Chinese origin when they condemned the Malay race and Islam in their blogs and writings.
Read these three cases:
An example was made of them even after they had apologized and since then, it has stopped from spreading dangerously. Since the last I checked, Singaporeans are living safely and in peace with one other.
At home recently, a former DJ of Chinese decent insulted Muslims and Islam to the extreme by using vulgarity in the same sentence with the Quran. It was obvious too that he took much pride in doing so showing extreme courage by waving his insults in the faces of lackadaisical Muslim Malays and their leaders who think lightly of this. I say this because there was not enough outrage from this Muslim Malay majority, even from their own leaders as there was for a an overzealous woman who berated a student pushing her luck a day before.
Little do they realize that perhaps from the many Muslims who were indifferent to the insults, there might be a small growing group that may decide to turn vigilantes taking the law into their own hands and turning extreme because the Ministers in charge and the authorities fail in their duties to prevent further insults to their being and their faith.
By not doing anything, we are manifesting and conceiving terrorism in this country. Ultimately it will come to that when the Muslims see that the government of this Nation where Islam is presumably the religion of the Federation as stated in Article 3 of our Constitution, is doing nothing to curb direct hits in public on it that we uphold as the highest order in our lives.
If This Man With Malicious Intent To Create Disharmony Among This Multi-racial/Religious Country Is Not Dealt With To The Maximum Effect, The Home Minister In Charge Of Internal Security, The Minister In Charge Of Multimedia And Communications, And The Dormant, Ineffective And Wastage Of A Minister In Charge Of Islamic Affairs Should Simultaneously Resign With Immediate Affect Without Waiting For The Election Statute To Expire.
We Should Then Be Ashamed That Singapore Can Do Better In Defending The Islamic Faith Than Our Own Muslim Leaders In This Country Where It Is The Official Religion.