Mad Mullah Robertson
Maobi has been challenging Malaysian Muslims to speak out that their own Mad Mullahs are wrong.
For Maobi’s knowledge, I have challenged the stand taken by the Malaysian Ulama Association (PUM) on this matter in Utusan Malaysia’s FORUM column, dated 12th December 2001 PUM Patut Atasi Kekeliruan.
An eye for an eye makes everyone blind. No one person has the right to take away another person’s life except in certain dire circumstances: when you are protecting your family or property from aggression, when your country is being invaded, to save another life, etc. etc.
In Islam, the Conduct of War clearly states that: you are not to kill old people, women or children; You are not to commit suicide in the name of war, except if you are being mown down (shot down) while in the act of defence; You are not to kill unarmed people; You are not to desecrate places of worship…and several others. You cannot even lay a finger on your prisoners. If you have taken prisoners, they must eat better food than you, and you are not to hold them anymore longer than necessary. If you are riding a horse, then you should dismount and let your prisoner travel on the horse. These are examples of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) during his lifetime.
I do not condone extremism, and I do not condone the misrepresentation of Islam by these cow-shit-for-brains who use Islam as a cover to hide their own impotence.
After the London bombings on July 7th, 2005, my father wrote an article in The Star on the same thing.
If they want to die by committing suicide, go ahead. Go stand on a rail track near Angkasapuri or something.
Here I am at the Starbucks Coffee at Alamanda, Putrajaya, just after a meeting at the Ministry. And this is the first time I am using my TMNet Hotspot account (the other being Airzed which I use a lot).
If anyone watched NatGeo last night, I think it was called Primal Fear or something, about these two guys who swam with the Great White Sharks, that was interesting. It shows how such a “beast” can interact well with human beings.
Let it be known that about 100 million sharks end up at the bottom of the sea without fins, to die of drowning, because some people want to make US$240 million a year. Great Hammerheads, Whale Sharks, Great Whites, are among the sharks already on the endangered species list.
Without them, the marine environmental equilibrium will be greatly affected…and when they’re gone, we won’t have any fish left.
Now this is one association that is supposed to be representing Malaysian divers, but is doing exactly the opposite. Well, I may be lying there, actually. Sorry, guys. But the real fact is IT IS NOT DOING ANYTHING AT ALL!
It hasn’t said anything about the Tioman Marina Project (which is now destroying one of Tioman’s good dive sites), it hasn’t issued any statement to correct the UK press about the action taken by the local authorities against a local boatman that caused the death of a British open water student in Sabah. The only thing it has done was to organise a dive expo some years back. Yet it claims to be doing a lot with the Tourism Ministry and “other government agencies.” Which ones? It also claims to be THE AUTHORITY in setting standards for dive operators, instructors and DMs. What on earth for? If the instructors are not up to standard, complain to the respective IDC. I have seen an instructor who does shortcuts while teaching open water students..and he is one of the MSDA committee members. If this is the kind of standard MSDA wants to impose unto others, then they’d better forget it.
If you are just a limp cock new diver, you can’t join the association. You can only join if you are a resort owner, a dive shop operator, a scuba instructor or divemaster etc etc. But I see many instructors and divemasters who are not members of this association, nor do they know of its existence. The MSDA claims to have had an AGM last May. What was the outcome? Do we limp dick new divers know anything?
Is this an association only for the scuba diving “master race”? Is it still alive? And who does it really represent?
‘Kill shark’ says Australia scuba diving industry association director
Now this guy wants the authorities to hunt down this shark and kill it. Western Australian waters are teeming with sharks. Great whites, Bronze Whalers, Spinners…all of which are known to have attacked divers. Any shark that is 1.8m in length or longer have the potential to attack human beings. So? Your neighbour’s dog has killed more human beings in a year than all the sharks put together.
Okay, the culprit may be a Great White (Carcharodon carcharias), because it is the only known predator shark large enough to take on a diver. But which one? There may be tens of Great Whites off the coast of Western Australia. Are they asking the authorities to kill every single Great White until the right one is found? Grow up, guys! The number one rule of swimming or diving is, never enter water where attacks are known to have taken place. Especially if there are large predatory sharks around. Just because you are a diver, and you want to feel safe in the domain of the marine life, you kill marine life. You might as well nuke the ocean and go diving!
For the call to be made by the divers’ association head….is so totally un-on.
I just hope the Malaysian Scuba Diving Association isn’t like that. Oh, coming to MSDA, the office in Sri Hartamas is never open. Hmm…maybe I should write another thread on that.
This is sooooo boring. Some people are away over on the east coast doing long weekend dives. And I am stuck here in the Klang Valley breathing lead….and Indonesian firewood. 12 days to hit the water.
National Geographic’s Sea Hunters Film the Prince of Wales and the Repulse
Good to know that the Sea Hunters filmed the two former British capital ships back in June 2005. They were on the MV Grace. They plan to go back to the two wrecks next year between March and April.
Last night I met some divers at one of the places divers in Kuala Lumpur normally hang out. They were talking about going to Tioman next month. The return date clashes with my wife’s departure to Beijing. So last night, I discussed with the wife, and she is all excited about her Beijing trip, but said that since my return will be on the day she leaves for Beijing, then it would be okay for me to go to Tioman for the dive.
Haha! Tioman, here I come!
Kerk Wants Gerakan To Cut Down On Negative Politics
Wahlao! Just two days ago him and the President of his party were calling each other names.
Let’s face it. Politics is just the same as direct-selling or multilevel marketing. If you are good at selling, people will buy your ideas. There’s no point in pointing fingers and trying to tell people that the other person is no good. If what they say are true, then the people have chosen the wrong people during the last general election.
Don’t Kill Shark, Say Victim’s Parents
Although a big percentage of our body is water, we’re still land creatures that have the ability to venture into other worlds. The victim ventured into an area where the shark was, and probably still is, and like walking in the wild, you are a potential bite victim.
For the parents to not want the shark to be hunted an kill, is the right thing to do. We are always killing animals senselessly, destroying their habitat…we now know there are two compassionate human beings.
I salute them.
Great White Kills Marine Biologist
Scuba Divers Are Shark Bait Says Aussie Fisherman
Okay, last December a surfer was killed by a Great White some 1km from where this present attack took place. According to local fishermen, there are lots of Bronze Whalers and Great Whites in that area.
Would you have dived this area?