However, I do listen to the song by Jaclyn Victor, 'Harapan Bangsa'. What's wrong with it, anyway?!
Hello! Some local movies too contain religious sentiment. Worse still is racial sentiment that hinders other race from watching it. And what do we do about that when the authority approves its screening, especially when the producers said 'it was just a movie laaaarrr!'
An influential Muslim youth group said today that Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s “My Name Is Khan” movie confuses Muslims as it promotes liberal Islam and religious pluralism, and warned Malaysian broadcasters not to air the hit film.I dont wanna to contest what others say about the movie and the song but I just want everybody to stop politicising it. Its not good.
The Muslim youth group’s statement comes after the Malay right-wing group Perkasa’s call last week for Muslims nationwide to boycott award-winning singer Jaclyn Victor for singing the Malay-language Christian song “Harapan Bangsa”, which she has said is meant for Christians.
“Angkatan Belia Islam Malaysia (ABIM) strongly protests the screening of ‘My Name Is Khan’ on TV3 on the second Hari Raya Aidil Adha.
“Films that carry confusing messages clearly shouldn’t (tidak wajar) be screened by a main Malaysian television station,” the group’s vice-president Ahmad Saparudin Yusup said in a statement today.
He questioned the timing of the film screening, saying that it raises the question of where the “media’s care and responsibility in their broadcasting materials” went.
Politics aside, those disgruntled should seek a proper channel to the authority and table their logic. No point going to the media each time we feel a little pinch on our butt.
As Islam demands us to respect the view and feeling of others, we should remain true Malaysians, a society that tolerates each other over small and petty matters. As for the major ones, we should pool ourselves together and seek arbitration.