Thursday, September 10, 2009

The Cow Head Incident –what is to be done?

Leadership is about removing uncertainties.

When episodes as bad and as unacceptable as the cow-head incident takes place be it against Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, Sikhism, Baha’I or any spiritual traditions, it is important that well respected leaders and individuals from the ‘offensive party’ must make a clear stand in unison against it.

This is when we need to rise above politics.

As in the current case, a united stand in the form of a Joint Declaration or better still a joint press conference condemning the act from the following individuals/parties would be most useful in sending a clear message to the offenders.

1. Yang Di Pertuan Agong and all the Sultans
2. All the State Muftis
3. PM Najib
4. DPM Muhyidin
5. Uztaz Hadi
6. Tok Guru Nik Aziz
7. Saudara Anwar Ibrahim

And We made them leaders, guiding (men) by Our Command, and We sent them inspiration to do good deeds, to establish regular prayers, and to practice regular charity; and they constantly served Us (and Us only). (Quran 21:73)


keerthana said...

THE most sensible thing i have heard. this is the very thing our so called leaders are slacking in.

Anonymous said...

Good idea, though against the backdrop of these politcal shenanigans, your idea is too idealist in nature so I propose we bring out a more daily examples of the various communities/individuals working with different races and showcase it. Not the glossy advertisement version but a real life everyday struggle. The Quran has said that ‘we created you of different tribes/races so that you can mingle with each other’! Howse that for Rukunegara.

We can start by exchanging stories of how a non muslim helped us or we helped them or how a Chinese was given a helping hand by an Indian etc.

Penang is a wonderful place to start with. A lot of stories from Tau Tiau Lor to Kau Tiau Lor streets