The police are investigating a video of a woman who had threatened to “destroy” Christians in response to the high court’s ruling that allowed non-Muslims to use the word “Allah” in religious publications.
Huzir Mohamad from the Federal Criminal Investigation Department told reporters yesterday that they plan to summon the woman, known only as Puteri Mujahidah Wan Asshima Kamaruddin on Facebook, for questioning soon. The woman uploaded her 12-minute hate rant on Thursday to over 650,000 views and 8,000 shares, drawing mixed reactions from supporters and critics.
“The police had identified several statements [in the video] that challenged the High Court ruling that had elements to incite racial and religious hatred,” Huzir said. He did not mention when the woman will be called to assist in investigations for sedition and promoting offensive content under the Communications and Multimedia Act.
The video was uploaded a day after the high court revoked a ban on the use of the Arabic word “Allah” and three others in non-Islamic religious publications. In her angry rant, the woman was heard disapproving of the ruling that had overturned exclusive rights for Muslims to the use of the word to refer to God.
“We don’t want to share the word ‘Allah’ with people from other religions,” she said, referring to non-Muslims as “heathens.”
“This will make the word ‘Allah’ not exclusive anymore if it’s in both the Bible and the Quran,” she added, before saying that she felt her rights as a Muslim was being “threatened.”
She then said: “Please don’t make me come and destroy the Christian community.”
Those who supported her agreed that it would be confusing for Muslims to see the word “Allah” being used in non-Islamic publications. Then there were those who reminded the woman that there were other religions existing in Malaysia and that the word “Allah” was never meant to be exclusive to Muslims.
“Islam may be the religion of the majority but please remember we are not the only ones here,” said Mujang Minggat on Facebook, while another user Hamzah Nazari questioned: “Since when did the Arab word ‘Allah’ become exclusive to Muslims?”
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