Mourning for Malaysia

I got a call in the middle of the night. I couldn’t believe what I heard.  But it was true.

Today is a day of mourning for Malaysia. Thus, the theme color change for my blog will represent what I feel right now.

I’m not interested in speculating too much as the police are still investigating.

However, I’m also deeply moved by the responses of my Muslim friends showing care and concern in reference to the fact that this has happened.

The reason for this is reported in the links below.

Malaysian church fire-bombed ahead of Muslim protests

KL church torched

Malaysia church torched amid Allah row

Church damaged in midnight fire

Malaysian church set on fire: officials

Let me pick out the relevant tweets from my twitter account (if you have the patience you can read all of them all the way down):

 

Jon Chewsochews

Wow. Just heard about the church torching. No wonder it’s raining like shit. Allah’s weeping.2 minutes ago from Echofon

Sivin Kitsivinkit

@fahmi_fadzil thanks my friend!2 minutes ago from TweetDeck in reply to fahmi_fadzil

fahmi_fadzilfahmi_fadzil

you know what we muslims should do this am? go to the metro tabernacle, help clean up the mess those munafiks made last night.10 minutes ago from TweetDeck

Marina MahathirnetraKL 

"Our Lord is Allah..Did not Allah check 1 set of ppl by means of anothr, that wd surely hv been pulled down monasteries,churches,synagogues2 minutes ago from UberTwitter

Niki Cheongnikicheong

@sivinkit Yes, indeed. Violence is not the solution to any problem. Related to court case or not …2 minutes ago from Echofon in reply to sivinkit

Niki Cheongnikicheong

RT: @netraKL: All Muslims shd condemn the torching of the church last nite. It is unIslamic to destroy ANY house of worship. Pls RT.3 minutes ago from Echofon

Marina MahathirnetraKL

Al-Quran Surah 22, verse 40: (They r) those who hv been expelled fr their homes in defiance of rt, -(4 no cause) except that they say,3 minutes ago from UberTwitter

Tiffanie Tantiffanietyy

Friend’s church was set on fire last night! Keeping the members in prayer.6 minutes ago from UberTwitter

    fahmi_fadzilfahmi_fadzil

    RT @netraKL: All Muslims shd condemn the torching of the church last nite. It is unIslamic to destroy ANY house of worship. Pls RT.13 minutes ago from TweetDeck

    Md Sha'ani Abdullahmdshaani

    RT @bumilangit: Bakar gereja bukan kerja org muslim, tp kerja extremis yg tak bc quran. Dlm perangpun tmpat ibadat tak diganggu, @NajibRazak19 minutes ago from Snaptu

    fahmi_fadzilfahmi_fadzil

    RT @ributkl church arson: TMI http://bit.ly/6djZcf – Star http://bit.ly/7hZ3bc – Reuters http://bit.ly/4SPIcX – APhttp://bit.ly/5HdCh519 minutes ago from TweetDeck

    Sivin Kitsivinkit

    @nikicheong it’s a sad day not just for the Christians but for the whole nation. The question is … what’s next?22 minutes ago from TweetDeck in reply to nikicheong

    Carol Yongcarolyong

    angry and upset over attack on metro tabernacle in melawati. this is ridiculous23 minutes ago from Echofon

    Ribut KLributkl

    News about last night’s church arson: TMI http://bit.ly/6djZcf— Reuters http://bit.ly/4SPIcX — AP http://bit.ly/5HdCh523 minutes ago from web

    Niki Cheong

    nikicheong

    Why do we call it common sense when hardly anyone ever uses it? (via @funnyoneliners) thought this was appropriate for the morning. :/26 minutes ago from Tweetie

    Sivin Kitsivinkit

    @lil_ms_d now I’m watching closely how our National leaders respond. They play politics. The common ppl suffer.27 minutes ago from TweetDeck in reply to lil_ms_d

    melissa chanmelchica

    My country needs healing.33 minutes ago from Echofon
    Sivin Kit
    sivinkit

    recalled we were united in confronting the 2009 "cow head" incident. Now is the time for national solidarity once again. ALL of us!36 minutes ago from TweetDeck

    fahmi_fadzilfahmi_fadzil

    RT @ributkl kpd para arsonist gereja protestant mlm tadi: Bak kata filem PRamlee, "kecik-kecik tak nak mampus, dah besar menyusahkan org!"about 1 hour ago from Tweetie

    Petra Gimbadpetramg

    Woke up to church burning news. We must ask ourselves what have we done so far to prevent this, and make ammends.about 1 hour ago from web

    fahmi_fadzilfahmi_fadzil

    Dah lah bakar, bakar gereja yg salah pulak tu. Yg mintak kebenaran guna ‘Allah’ gol katolik, bukan protestan!about 1 hour ago from Tweetie

    Sivin Kitsivinkit

    @fahmi_fadzil let’s see how the PM and the "supposed to take care of our security" Home Minister has to say abt this.about 1 hour ago from TweetDeck in reply to fahmi_fadzil

    Sivin Kitsivinkit

    @mahyuni let’s see how the PM and the supposed to take care of our security Home Minister has to say abt this.about 1 hour ago from TweetDeck in reply to mahyuni

    fahmi_fadzilfahmi_fadzil

    It was arson after all 🙁about 1 hour ago from Tweetie

    Erna Mahyunimahyuni

    Churchburning has finally come to Malaysia. Bravo.about 1 hour ago from Gravity
    Sivin Kit
    sivinkit

    @nirhal Nik Aziz has already spoken out to condemn this act.about 1 hour ago from TweetDeck in reply to nirhal

    Nirhal Philipsnirhal

    KL church fire-bombed!!! Linked to Allah issue protests. So, who’s under siege now? 🙁 http://tinyurl.com/yc2ubr7about 1 hour ago from TweetDeck

    Sivin Kitsivinkit

    @lil_ms_d Just call me Sivin, 🙂 I’m a Protestant Lutheran Pastor.Husband of 1, father of 3. This is a time to plot goodness not harm.about 1 hour ago from TweetDeck in reply to lil_ms_d

    Dina Zamanlil_ms_d

    @sivinkit do i call you father? i can’t deal with this. i just can’t. i come from a family full of interracial unions, and this is madness.about 1 hour ago from web in reply to sivinkit

    Sivin Kitsivinkit

    RT @lil_ms_d: Msian Church set on fire.http://tinyurl.com/yf5uzz3 ~ we need to unite against violence and those who instigate it!about 1 hour ago from TweetDeck


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    man of one wife, father of four kids
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