Monday, April 28, 2008

Some Malaysian Muslim Groups Urge Govt To Reverse Decision And Ban Chelsea's Israelis
Muslim groups have urged the Malaysian government to stop Chelsea's two Israelis from entering the country when the English team visits in July, warning the tour could face protests if they are allowed in,' reports Reuters.

Chelsea, whose coach Avram Grant and midfielder Tal Ben Haim are Israeli citizens, are set to play in mainly Muslim Malaysia as part of their Asian summer tour.

Malaysia has no ties with Israel and normally bars Israelis from entering the country, but the home minister decided at the weekend to allow the pair to enter the country, on the grounds they were taking part in a sporting event, free of politics.

A group of 21 Muslim and non-government groups now want the government to reverse its decision and has sent a petition to the minister.

"If the Israeli footballers are allowed entry, the government would be seen as being insensitive to the feelings of the Palestinian victims of Israeli ethnic cleansing and atrocities, and the majority of the Malaysians who sympathise with them and support their struggle for justice and peace," the petition says.

Mohd Azmi Abdul Hamid, a spokesman for the group, said on Monday that the signatories would consider staging protests during the tour if the government refused to back down. "People are very, very angry with the decision, so we are going to have discussions on this," he said.

The last time Israeli athletes were allowed in Malaysia was for the 1997 ICC Trophy cricket tournament, which resulted in street protests in Kuala Lumpur.

The London club are due to play Chinese Super League team Guangzhou Pharmaceutical on July 23 and a Malaysia select team in Kuala Lumpur on July 29.
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

If muslims believe they are from Abraham's seed through Ishamael, the cursed one by Abraham's god, then ain't the jews their brethren from Abraham's other son, Issac? Don't muslims use the islamised name ishak for issac? There are no muslims names, btw.

Muslims proclaim Islam is a religion of peace. How peaceful is it to hate thy brethren?

Doesn't the quran say that Israel
that Israel exists by "divine right" and that the quran clearly states (Sura 5:21) that God granted the Land of Israel to the Children of Israel and ordered them to settle there. In addition, it is predicted that before the end of days, God will bring the Children of Israel to retake possession of the Land, gathering them from the different countries and nations (Sura 17:104).

So are muslims not going against their own quran, their allah?

1:37 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

damn straight man and im freakin sick and tired of all these anti-semitic movements. look at the jews, they've made their country a formidable one out of nothing. The muslims around the region would do well to learn from them instead of trying to constantly wipe em out

2:00 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since the prophet likes to kill jews, his followers need to follow suit

2:42 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These "people" are NEVER going to change. It is pointless to try.
They have shown that they are narrow-minded, stupid & are religious zealots!
We have seen them in action with the Non-muslims here in Malaysia, so what do you expect when they here a couple of Israelis are coming to plat football?
The "excuse" is that it's in respect of the Palestanians?! Ya right! Pure Anti-Semitic lah...!

2:47 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Ishak ismail said...

to both who called themselves Anonymous:>> The people of present day Israel are not of the 12 tribes which Moses brought from Egypt. They are Khazars from Russia, and as such they have nothing to do with Ismael. Google Khazars to find out more.
Israel itself practices Zionism which is not Judaism as established by Moses and the other leaders of the Old Testament.
Get your facts right before speaking about things you do not know.

4:33 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can the muslims in malaysia pay more attention to the plight of the poor, the unfortunate,and the marginalised first before thinking of other countries like Palestine, be it malay, chinese or indian.

Can the well to do muslims whole heartedly help the poor muslims here beside govt aid. Can they be like the chinese in malaysia who can donate large sums of money to their community here and generally dont give a damn to what happens in mainland china.

Can the malays think of the huge contributions made by the indians among others, making malaysia the top rubber producer at one time. In the process thousands of indians died of malaria since the early 1930s. Till today indians are marginalised in this country to a large extent.
In this blog i have many a time severly critised the non malays over malay issues which i felt was unfair to the malays. However I have taken an exception here. Think of Malaysia first, think of the people here first. You can protest about Isreal if the the non malays here esp the Indians are treated well in the first place.
I doubt the average Palestian know where is Malaysia or who the Malays are.
Many years ago there was an article in the New Straits Times about the govt's ban on the New York Philharmonica tour to Malaysia ( Title:Come out with the denial) prompting some one to say if tomorrow the Jews invented a drug to cure cancer will the muslims not use if badly needed.

9:33 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the Muslims here want to protest over the two players ok well n good.But did they also protest when the Olumpics torch took its tour in KL. Why no protest here by the muslims. The citizens of Tibet and their country was taken over by China by force.Tibet people world wide protested together with peace loving groups. Tibet people not human beings?

9:44 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am not a muslim but tell me where is it stated that the Prophet like to kill Jews wantonly. I have not studied the Koran. Is it written there.
In the remote past people were always fighting over pastural land, oasis, dwelling areas, grabbing domesticated animals etc. Its not a case of jews or muslims, its a case of whoever was the neighbours in the next village. If today the civilised world can kill children, woman, men and bring utter destruction to a helpless nation just to lay their hands on oil what more in the primitive past.
I think some asshole simply want to say something stupid just out of spite.
Lets not go on muslim / Islam bashing just because some guys wants to protest about the 2 players. Surely religion is different from individual opinion and activities even though I dont agree or support the protest on the players.

1:31 AM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Ishak Ismail is level headed. Good presentation. You are a good example to put it in a decent manner

1:34 AM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Racism at it's peak not just religion.

2:54 AM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's with the Khazar thing? Are you implying that the concept of love thy brethren only applies to blood relatives of old man Abraham? So all those unrelated followers of the Abrahamic faiths are free to hate each other (e.g. Malay Muslims getting their hating on against the fake Jews in Israel) and the pure-blood descendants of Abraham (e.g. Arab Muslims) are free to get their hating on against the fake Jews in Israel, is that it? That's quite some sleight of hand to excuse the Islamic Jihad against Jews.

To that other guy who wants to know where all the Jew-hating comes from: there are many online Korans. Just go find one and search for the word "jew". Here's one.

4:20 AM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its funny how this report chooses to leave out the fact that Syed Hamid Albar who is the Home Minister , whose ministry oversees visas for foreigners, said coach Avram Grant and defender Tal Ben Haim will be allowed into Malaysia in July despite warnings of demonstrations by Muslim groups.

Guess what he's a Muslim. Shocking isn't it. Don't write things like Muslims this! Muslims that! As if they agree on everything.

Racist people have small brains.

7:10 AM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous 1:31AM...there are lots of Websites Online that you can check. Anonymous 4:20AM has one Site for you to review.

8:34 AM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is Islam a race? Is Buddhism a race? Is Hinduism a race? Is Communism a race? Is Socialism a race?

8:43 AM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous 8:43 MYT has hit the nail on the head....religion IS NOT a race, so why not let these 2 in the country because they ARE ISRELIS...this is RACISM !!

8:13 PM GMT+8  

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