Wednesday, May 18, 2011

More moderate view on Palestine in Malaysia

While a large majority' of Malaysians, irrespective' of race and belief-system, sympathises with the plight of the Palestinian people in Gaza as well as their struggles for nationhood, many of them also certainly do not share the' extremist view that there was no Holocaust and the State of Israel should be " wiped off " from' the map of the world and Jewish people' be intentionally targeted for indiscriminate attacks as advocated' or preached by Osama in his declaration of 'jihad' in 1998. There is a traditional Malay saying, which also shared by other races: buat jahat jangan sekali pun and buat baik (pun kena) berpada-pada.