I myself thought that the PSA was 'cacat' but it does not deserve its share of controversy. People were so angry and lamented how the sanctity of Syawal is tainted by attempts to incept muslims' mind with subliminal images that will make muslims convert to christianity, buddhism and Illuminati (?)
A good friend of mind who is a Hindu indian reacted to this outrage with this comment:
"Trishaw that doesn't fly = ok to the world. Trishaw that flies = insulting to religion? Nice...."
Once upon a time our religious celebrations were celebrated together with PSAs that has more than one religion's element and no one made a big deal about it. Remember Deeparaya, Gong Xi Raya etc?
Insulting as it may for some muslims, it is not necessary to express your anger without considering the sensitivity of christians and buddhists. I find it disturbing that people are so wiled up about this PSA that they fail to consider the feelings of christian and buddhist Malaysians.
Do some people think when they comment with a malicious "TV3 menyesatkan umat dengan menggunakan elemen agama buatan manusia yang menyesatkan dalam iklan syawal yang suci."
What would christians and buddhists feels when their muslim counterpart claims that their religion is toxic to the minds and hearts of muslims?
We are getting defensive, protective and exclusive of our understanding of Islam and that sickens me, especially when it is spearheaded and followed by people who lacks knowledge in Islam.
Yes the PSA is sending the wrong subliminal messages but how we're reacting to it is also equally if not more wrong.
Thread carefully brothers of Islam, Islam, Islam, our beloved religion of Peace.