Weekend reflection


Here are a couple of articles that gave me hope and which I appreciated.

On respect, thinking and dialogue – Interview with Tariq Ramadan (theSun)

The day I spoke at the Hall of Holy Spirit – by Mujahid Yusuf Rawa (Malaysian Insider)

Meanwhile, broken glass has been found near the outside wall of a mosque in Kota Samarahan, Sarawak.

  1. Metro Tabernacle Church (Assemblies of God) in Desa Melawati – molotov cocktail damages administrative wing (8 Jan)
  2. Assumption Church (Catholic) in Jalan Templar – molotov cocktail hurled on pavement in front of church fails to explode (8 Jan)
  3. Life Chapel (evangelical Brethren) in Section 17, PJ  – molotov cocktail slightly damages porch (8 Jan)
  4. Good Shepherd Church (Lutheran) in PJ old town – firebomb misses window, scorches outer wall, minimal damage (8 Jan)
  5. Surau in Taman Menara Maju in Jalan Kampung Jawa, Klang – sliding door shattered (police report lodged on 9 January)
  6. All Saints’ Church (Anglican) in Taiping – two molotov cocktails scorch stair case leading to main entrance and side porch (9 Jan)
  7. Convent school (Catholic) in Taiping – molotov cocktail, probably meant for St Louis’ Church (Catholic) next door, breaks guard-house window (9 Jan)
  8. Malacca Baptist Church (Baptist) in Durian Daun – smeared with black paint (9 Jan)
  9. Good Shepherd Church (Anglican) in Lutong Miri  – stones shatter window panes (9 Jan)
  10. Sidang Injil Borneo Church (Borneo Evangelical Mission) in Seremban – front doors scorched (10 Jan)
  11. Gurdwara Sahib (Sikh) in Sentul – stones flung, mirror at entrance cracked and wall chipped (12 Jan)
  12. St Elizabeth’s Church (Catholic) in Kota Kecil, Johor – packets of red paint hurled, splattering the main gate, the grounds inside, a wall and a statue (14 Jan)
  13. Grace Global Prayer Church in Rasah, Seremban – two window panes found broken (15 Jan)
  14. Mosque in Kota Samarahan, Sarawak – broken glass found near outside wall (16 Jan).

On 14 January, the office of the Herald’s lawyers was broken into. A laptop was stolen.

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