Kudos to the organizers of the recent Blogger’s Universe Malaysia or B.U.M 2010 which was a great idea, good for freedom of speech but was unfortunately spoilt by the ALLAH discussion.
Problem is Religion and Politic is a very volatile mix made more volatile by the politicians who are just religious wannabees quoting a few Quranic verses and trying to convince everyone present that they are the experts.
B.U.M 2010 organisers should have invited Ustaz Haron Din to explain the ALLAH issue from a real Islamic expert perspective instead of Khalid Samad or other wannabbe ustads who thinks being able to quote a few sentence from the Quran qualifies them to speak on behalf of us Muslims about the Allah issue in a public gathering.
I think a good volatile subject for the next B.U.M 2011 is DOES THE CONTINUATION OF VERNACULAR SCHOOLS UNITE OR FURTHER POLARISE AND SEGREGATE OUR PLURAL SOCIETY.
ALLAH the ALMIGHTY certainly does not need defending from us lesser mortals.
I think we Malaysians must do all we can to defend our society from being further polarised and segregated with the continuation of this multi school system that we have.
Lets have a civilised discourse in Satu Sekolah Untuk Semua, about how we can make Bahasa Melayu the main language while the English Language and one’s mother tongue be made compulsory for all students as a platform for our unity.
I envisage a day where we Malaysians would finally be having Satu Bahasa,Satu Bangsa, Satu Negara and Lim Kit Siang do not have to ask Muhyiddin whether he is Malaysian first or Malay first, finally catching up with our neighbors the Thais, The Indonesians, The Singaporeans,Filipinos, Cambodians and Vietnamese in regards to our nation's unity.