BUSTING THE MALAY MAIL ONLINE’S MALICIOUS ISLAMOPHOBIC NEWS-REPORTING
In yet another attempt to paint the Malay-Muslims in Malaysia as being supposedly intolerant extremists, the Malay Mail Online has maliciously framed its news report* today to insinuate that Ummu Shaikhah Stacy Anam has become victim to her own decision in converting to Islam.
In its news report entitled “Four months after embracing Islam, Sabahan singer gets flak for sharing Xmas Carol”, The Malay Mail Online has picked one isolated comment by an instagram user named @therealsnm, which allegedly “attacked” Stacy for uploading an instagram video-clip of Christmas Carol song.
“Isn’t Stacy Muslim? How can celebrate Christmas?” said Instagram user @therealsnm in Bahasa Malaysia.
The first thing I noticed when I read the news report was that it omitted to name the journalist who reported the news.
After noticing that, I proceeded to do some back-ground checking on the said instagram account that has been central to The Malay Mail Online’s reporting.
And guess what I found out?
This so called @therealsnm turned out to be a little girl.
I don’t really know her exact age, but based on her selfie photos (as attached to this posting) in her instagram account, she couldn’t be more than 13 years of age, perhaps even younger.
Yep, The Malay Mail Online cherry-picked an instagram comment by one naive little girl to paint Islam in Malaysia with a single negative brush.
You know what’s even more saddening than that?
That based on the irresponsible news-reporting, there are unsuspecting Muslims who jumped into the bandwagon to criticise Islam and Muslims and Malays in Malaysia with all sort of degrading name-calling. There was one who adjudged his verdict that this is “Talibanisme di malaysia,” while another call it “banyak sungguh pantang larang Melayu,” yet another criticised the “holier than thou people”, and another call it “Fikiran Kolot”. As if the news report was legit.
So guys, next time be sure to be very cautious when consuming news-reports from The Malay Mail Online. Because this is not the first time. Remember, just few months ago, their columnist Boo Su-Lyn odiously called for the abolition of shariah in Malaysia (the editorial later apologised on that particular issue).
When dealing with such kafir-harbi news portal, always presume that whatever they write about Islam and Muslims (or even Melayu) to be OUTRIGHT LIES, unless proven otherwise.
*The highly seditious newsreport could be read here: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/…/four-months-after-embra…