The church came up with reasons that are both vague and intriguing: because "there have been recent developments", and that "the case is sensitive in nature" ...
... which don't explain anything.
What "recent developments"? And why, only now, pleading that the matter "is sensitive" when it had previously thrown various accusations against Jais and making insinuations against Muslims in Malaysia? No, we cannot now sweep this under the carpet for it involves fundamental questions about Article 11 of the Constitution.
You should remember last week as to how big a furore the church - and its supporters - had raised about this purported "Jais raid". Based on the one-sided and slanted reports, it would appear as if the church and those present were "the victims of Muslim fanatics". And many were quick to condemn Jais without bothering to check out the facts first. Including Muslims.
Guano nih: Benchi sangat dah ko, ke sesamo Islae, punya KUAT defend gerejo, kutuk Jais? If this is "fanaticism", as claimed by the DUMC supporters, then Prophet Muhammad and Saidina Abu Bakar - who had waged war against the murtad - were fanatics too. If so, then it's a label that we should proudly wear.
It is also unfortunate that some PAS politicians are more keen to gain some popularity among DUMC's supporters than to fight for Islam. Instead of addressing the murtad question, PAS secretary-general Mustafa Ali instead accuses Umno of having a hand in the Jais raid! Well, so much for the "Perlembagaan PAS adalah Al-Quran dan Hadis", "Kami memperjuangkan Islam" claims: if you don't care about Muslims turning murtad, then just stuff this big talk up your ar*e lah, Mustafa.
All the while, the church and its supporters were keen to focus on only one thing: "that Jais had raided the church"; that Jais "had intruded into the Thanksgiving dinner and interrupted the programme". But the most pertinent questions are wilfully ignored; including: Was the church involved in prostelysation activities? YES OR NO?
"As Christians, the Bible commands the community of faith to walk humbly, to seek justice and to do good. DUMC mantains that in all our community work, we seek to practice our faith and to serve the community around us as Christ commands us to do, regardless of creed, race, and religion"SIGH! Tak faham soalan atau sengaja buat tak faham?! Are you involved in prostelysation activities?... activities that result in Muslims converting to another religion?? Based on this pathetic attempt to putar belit, it's reasonable to assume that the answer is YES.
So where is Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim? Last week, upon hearing about this matter, Khalid had... apologised to the church. WHY and FOR WHAT?! If DUMC is indeed involved in such activities, then who should be apologising to whom?
He had also ordered Jais to come up with a report to justify the raid. Well, Jais promptly did. So why is Khalid keeping quiet about it now after being so keen in wanting to know why? Not only that - Khalid had also issued a gag order. What is he trying to hide?
The planned dialogue between PAS and DUMC would have helped to clear up the crucial questions. But the latter's decision to call it off is a clear indication of one thing: that it is trying to lie low and wait for the storm to blow out. And coming out again when the coast is clear, with "business as usual". Are Muslims and Malaysians who care about law and order going to allow DUMC to get away with it... AGAIN?