Did you read Utusan today? I didn't. Someone in facebook posted a newslink about a man who made a police report against Lynette Lincoln and Joanna Ann for their comments on their facebook page.
They allegedly insulted Nabi Muhammad so an executive of a company filed a police report. How is it insulting to Nabi Muhammad? Let's read the comments:
In my personal opinion, neither of them insulted Nabi Muhammad. They were angry about the controversy revolving the use of the word Allah and blamed religious fanatics who did not "follow the teachings of Nabi Muhammad" but followed babi muhammad instead.
They didn't call Nabi Muhammad babi but claimed that the fanatics who made this issue controversial did not follow Nabi Muhammad but a false impression of their prophet.
I'm not trying to defend them for the sake of being contrary but their comments are minsconstrued by many malay muslims. Even though many malays know how to read english, we do not necessarily understand the underlying context of some expressions.
For example, when Sharifah Amani said "I sound like, stupid when I speak malay." Majority malays thought it meant "The malay language when spoken is stupid" but in Amani's context, it meant "I do not speak malay well so my speech will suck if I speak malay".
It is obvious that we are protective of Islam and Melayu. Any 'dirty' or 'haram' words like Babi, Stupid etc when used in the same sentence with words like Melayu and Islam will automatically anger us malays.
This is how most of us malays think when we read the comment:
"Okay... I know Nabi Muhammad and I know Babi. How dare he calling our great nabi a babi! How dare his!"
You know what's the actual problem is guys? An average malay only reads two pages of english content in one year. They do understand english but can hardly grasp the context of written english.
I learned that the hard way when I wrote this. Because some words that are considered dirty are placed next to words considered holy, they accused me of making fun of Islam. How dare his!
So guys, be careful with your comments and status, especially when it is written in english. The ISA and government is not the people you should be afraid of. It's the netizens who hardly reads or speaks english but will unabashedly misconstrue your comments.
They will copy their screen, inform their friends and set up a group against you. There they will give their members your facebook address, blog address or phone number and will go on a holy crusade to curse the living hell out of you. Then, a few members will lodge police reports against you and you will be detained.
(This strangely sounds like something a communist country would've done. It is similar to what the Read Guards did in China during the Cultural Revolution helmed by Chairman Mao.)