A curious duality

When Israel attacked the Peace Flotilla and killed 9 people trying to bring humanitarian aid to Palestine, Malaysian Muslims demonstrated in a frenzy of hate, burning flags in front of the embassy of the “Great Satan” right here in Kuala Lumpur.

When Muslims conducted a terrorist attack, killing 74 World Cup fans in Uganda, it didn’t even make the news here in Malaysia. Where were the demonstrations of support in front of the Ugandan embassy, denouncing the violence?

Malaysian Muslims claim to be moderate Muslims. But our actions don’t seem to match our words. We are easily outraged when slighted, but hardly so when crimes are committed in the name of our faith.

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