Malaysia Today editor Raja Petra Kamaruddin was detained under the Internal Security Act (ISA) because his articles ridiculed Islam, said Home Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar.
“The police recommended his detention and after going through the papers, the Government was satisfied there were strong grounds for him to be further detained for two years.
“His articles could arouse anger among Muslims,” Syed Hamid said, adding that he signed the detention order on Monday after he was satisfied with the reasons to detain Raja Petra.
The above proves 4 things. At least la. You can add to the list if you like...
1. That RPK wrote in very "cheem" (deep) Engrand.
2. That the Home Minister doesn't read nor understand Engrand or simple English. If he did he would realise that RPK's articles do not ridicule Islam. On the contrary his writings have always highlighted the beauty and truth of Islam. But he did ridicule those who use and misinterpret Islam for their own selfish pursuits.
3. That the Home Minister has never read RPK's writings and was merely acting on the advice of the police.
4. That the policemen who claim to have acted "...after going through the papers..." don't understand English and/or cannot read.
What the hell is going on in our Homeland?
I don't have to tell you things are bad. Everybody knows things are bad. It's a depression..... The[Ringgit] buys a [sen's] worth, banks are going bust.......and there's nobody anywhere who seems to know what to do, and there's no end to it. ....... We know things are bad - worse than bad. They're crazy. It's like everything everywhere is going crazy......... I want you to get mad! I don't want you to protest. I don't want you to riot - I don't want you to write to your [Yang Berhormats]because I wouldn't know what to tell you to write. I don't know what to do about the depression and the inflation and .............. All I know is that first you've got to get mad.
You've got to say, 'I'm a HUMAN BEING, Goddamnit! My life has VALUE!' So I want you to get up now. I want all of you to get up out of your chairs. I want you to get up right now and go to the window. Open it, and stick your head out, and yell, 'I'M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!' I want you to get up right now, sit up, go to your windows, open them and stick your head out and yell - 'I'm as mad as hell and I'm not going to take this anymore!' Things have got to change. But first, you've gotta get mad!... You've got to say, 'I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!' Then we'll figure out what to do about the depression and the inflation and the oil crisis. But first get up out of your chairs, open the window, stick your head out, and yell, and say it: "I'M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!"......(edited from a monologue taken from "Network")