A 100-year-old mirror at the entrance of a Sikh temple in Sentul was reportedly cracked after stones were flung at it at around 6.00pm.
The wall of the temple was also chipped. When contacted, a Selangor state exco member told me that temple reps collected about 20 black stones, about the size of a kiwi fruit and of the type used in landscape gardening, after the incident.
“They (the temple reps) are rattled and don’t want to play up the incident,” the exco member said.
Meanwhile, Batu MP Tian Chua twittered from Japan that he was “angry tht peaceful neighborhood of Parliamt Batu has been disturbed while I’m away.”
It is the first incident aimed at a Sikh temple after nine church properties had been targeted since last Friday.
But an AP report noted that stones were also thrown at a telecom building next door to the temple, and police believe the incident was one of “mischief”.
It occurred around the same time as Hishamuddin was warning on television, “We will not hesitate to use the law, including the ISA, and will act against anybody irrespective of their background.”
Actually, such incidents are criminal in nature and so criminal laws should be used, instead of the unjust ISA.
This nonsense simply has to stop. Peace-loving Malaysians are not going to be intimidated by such acts.
In a related development, the Council of American-Islamic Relations, America’s largest Islamic civil liberties group, is calling on American Muslims and other people of conscience to help fund repairs to Malaysian churches damaged by vandals. The group said Islam mandates that churches, synagogues and other houses of worship must be protected and noted that Arabic-speaking Christians universally refer to God as “Allah.”