I Call Whoever I Want to Call a ‘Terrorist’

Something is real fishy about the modern understanding of the word ‘terrorism’. It looks like everyone who is against a government using violence will be viewed as a terrorist.

Many separatist groups are called terrorists like nationalists, the communists in Malaya, the various separatist groups in Indonesia and many more. The fact is that they are no different to those ‘righteous’ people who are in control. They are just trying to establish their political ambitions as to those people of predominant power. If history is the other way around, I mean if separatists were successful in overthrowing the predominant government, then the predominant loyalists will be viewed as ‘terrorists’. Terrorism is a big fat illusion, a term designed to deceive and create partisanship. Continue reading

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Islam As a Political Ideology?

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An Australian political candidate, Stephanie Banister, said in an interview by a news network that Islam is a country and apparently, she has a towering ignorance on what ‘haram’ is. Despite that, she is right if she meant that Islam is such a creed that can be fully established only if Muslims have a country of their own.

Through research of the Quran, Islam can be concluded as a political doctrine. Among the criticisms towards Islam is the claim that Islam is a political ideology disguised as a religion. I agree on the early part of the statement that Islam has political rules and laws, but to say that Islam is trying to put on a ‘religion’ label would be naive. Continue reading

Malaysia as the Eastern USA? (Part II)

Last two weeks, I talked about how Malaysia is copying the US, whether the government or the people realise it or not. One may seem that there shouldn’t be a problem with that, because the US is where democracy, rights, liberty, opportunity, and equality are being exercised. If Malaysia really think that the US is exercising the right way of life, or at least the best ideology that ever existed, then what’s the point of making these countries divided? It should be better if Malaysia is a part of the US, or these two countries merge. Continue reading

Malaysia as the Eastern USA? (Part I)

A few weeks ago I read an article in the letters section of the New Straits Times about the absurdity for students to wear neckties in schools. The writer, who works at Perak Islamic Information Centre, expressed his sympathy towards school children because they are forced to wear neckties, even in the contemporary hot weather happening now in Malaysia. The necktie was invented by the British to keep themselves warm in their chilling country. To wear a necktie in a tropical region that has hot and humid weather throughout the whole year would be completely foolish. Unfortunately, not only kids are forced to wear them, but also working adults. Continue reading

How Religion and Ideology Collide

No matter how much we hate religion, there’s no legitimate reason to do so. When it comes to religion, one might view it as something unenlightening. Some idealise that religion makes peace be at the edge of the cliff.

I won’t say that incorrect, but just inaccurate. Religion are factors of the rise of some empires- and with empires, that means the presence of war. However, it’s also essential to note that not only religions led to the rise of empires but also ideologies. Not only religion leads to poverty of humane values. Continue reading