Everywhere, it is the same.
Tens of thousands of Malaysians [Muslims], most from the majority Malay community, marched through the capital on Wednesday in a show of support for the scandal-plagued government, stoking fear of ethnic tension [media code for Muslims agitating] in the diverse Southeast Asian country.
Riot police used water cannons to disperse thousands of red-shirted protesters trying to break through barricades at Kuala Lumpur’s Chinatown neighborhood, shouting slogans denouncing ethnic Chinese community and opposition party leaders.
Prepare for violence. It’s always the same.
I am racist and my racism based on Islam, says Umno’s Annuar Musa, By Sheridan Musa, The Malaysia Insider, 16 September 2015, (thanks to Religion of Peace):
“I am racist,” said Umno Supreme Council member Tan Sri Annuar Musa, when trying to justify the racial overtones of today’s “red shirt” rally in Kuala Lumpur.
However, he stressed that his “racism was based on Islam”.
Umno Supreme Council member Tan Sri Annuar Musa
Anuar, who was the last speaker at today’s “Himpunan Rakyat Bersatu”, said racism was allowed in Islam, except when it involved oppressing others.
Absurd. Racism is oppression.
The Malay community in Malaysia was the most tolerant ethnic group in the world, Anuar said, adding that in Indonesia, ethnic Chinese Indonesians were not even allowed to use Chinese names.
“I am racist but it’s racism based on Islam. Racism is allowed in Islam,” Annuar told reporters at the end of the rally at Padang Merbok, which he claimed attracted 250,000 people.
Annuar then quoted a hadith (a saying of the Prophet) on assobiyah (Arabic term for pride in one’s tribe) which he interpreted as justifying racism.