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Of Muslim bigots and Malay zealots: Ahmad Farouk Musa | Oct 24, 2011 Malaysiakini After much hype, the Himpun ga...

Ahmad Farouk Musa | Oct 24, 2011 Malaysiakini After much hype, the Himpun gathering at Shah Alam Stadium on Saturday was a non-event. The dismal attendance of roughly 5,000 hankering souls was a total letdown from the expected one million. Despite the claim that Himpun was a success by the organisers, it was clear that it was more of a self-reassurance. Himpun failed miserably in their effort to instigate thinking Muslims into supporting their crusade. Their assertion that it was an awareness campaign was very difficult to swallow. The mainstream media, especially Utusan Malaysia, had been harping on this issue for weeks. It must have been a real disappointment that despite the good weather, the incessant stimulation had failed to result in the expected turnout. Slogans One of the more conspicuous banners during the event reads: ‘Melayu Sepakat, Islam Berdaulat’ (‘When Mal...

Full article: http://blog.limkitsiang.com/2011/10/31/of-muslim-bigots-a...

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