STUNG BY JOHOR SULTAN, NAJIB CAMP DOUBLES DOWN ON ANTI-NON MALAY PLAY: ONLY IN M’SIA, NON-MUSLIMS CAN ACCUSE ME OF HATING THEIR RELIGION & GETTING AWAY WITH IT, CLAIMS NAJIB BLOG

Gardens KL, 28 Sept: The mistake was made by an Italian news portal, not The Star [read the original new story h e r e].  The Star had merely quoted that news portal and, upon realising its mistake, quickly carried a correction/clarification, like all decent newspapers do (see above and link h e r e]. Seasoned journalist Nuraina Samad got that in her posting this morning:
Thanks to the error in reporting, we realise that “vicious, moronic, malicious, inflammatory” individuals STILL live among us. Like Nuraina, I am not surprised by their ready vitriol. What hurts, though, is some of those who readily attacked Muslims in Malaysia because of this slapping incident in Rome wrote this “long-term opinion”:
I don’t know what long-term opinion means but I wish he had given it a longer consideration before commenting on a report. This dude later blamed it on the “error” committed by The Star and I’m not surprised. It is always someone else’s fault, never their own stupidity.
I left these comments on his FB:

I am a Muslim in Malaysia and I have never been trained to hate other religions. Only in Malaysia non Muslims can accuse me of such and get away with it ..

I hope it sinks in. You see, even if the guy who had slapped the couple was a Malaysian, it would not be fair to put all Malaysias down. And if he was a Malaysian Muslim, he certainly was not representative of Muslims or Malaysian Muslims or Islam. At all.

– http://www.rockybru.com.my/

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