20090904

It's not the cow, stupid!

Stop making me plant my face in my hands everyday! First, it was our Home Minister defending the so-called "cow-head protestors"

“They are not getting off scot-free. They felt victimised and feel that there is another valid explanation on their part. There was no intention on their part to cause racial divide. They, the organisers, who are sitting left and right of me, didn’t even know that somebody was going to bring the head of the cow during that demonstration.”
Of course the very next day, he changed his mind!

Those responsible for bringing the head of a cow during the Aug 28 protest at the Selangor state secretariat building should be charged in court, said Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein.

He ordered the police to proceed with further investigation and take stern action against those responsible.

“The police have identified the individuals involved," he said in a statement Thursday.

And now, Khir Toyo is saying that the whole thing is a "misunderstanding over a stupid animal."

Are they missing the point deliberately or are they just that dense? The main issue here are the protesters threatening violence and bloodshed in the name of their race and religion. The cow's head issue is, while disgusting, also secondary.

By focusing on the animal instead of the gross acts of the people, I think that they are trying to belittle the issue in hopes of sweeping it quietly under the rug. It is insulting that they'd think we'd fall for it.

And then there are the people who think that there are too many Hindu temples in Malaysia.

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