"And (remember) when thy Lord said unto the angels: Lo! I am creating a mortal out of potter's clay of black mud altered." (the Qur'an)
Monday, August 18, 2008
We All Love the PRC
What a wonderful National Day present! We got a silver medal! Well done Wang Yuegu, Feng Tianwei and Li Jiawei! Our first Olympic medals in over half a century.
Since we're all watching the Olympics, and should be patriotically proud of our national table tennis team's silver medal achievement, I thought it would be good to also know a little bit more about the state of Islam in China. After all, we are all so focused on the rising dragon in all other aspects, we should also keep track of this aspect.
I found a blog about China Muslims that is not the usual fundamentalist rant about how they are being oppressed, etc. You know, just like how most Muslims from majority-Muslim countries always seem to think that we Singaporean Muslims are all suffering, oppressed and in need of liberation from Satanic non-Muslim governments who are killing us with better democratic rights, religious freedom and economic opportunities than their own "Islamic" countries? (I know that they mean well, but it is no different from when the Europeans "modernised" us for our own good, to be like them).
So before we jump on the "oppressed Muslim" bandwagon with the rest of the jihadi bunch, I suggest that we hear something about China Islam from China Muslims, instead of people in the Mideast.