Michael Jackson converts to Islam.
Many years ago, the UMNO general assembly, was stunned by a declaration. It was made by a representative of an UMNO delegate from one of its overseas club. He announced proudly that Michael Jackson, had converted to Islam.
There was a thunderous applause. The sober among us, exercised emotional restraint. We had no way of ascertaining the truth of the announcement.
It turned out that MJ had not converted. Today, we are once again told of the same thing. Michael Jackson has converted to Islam. He is also due to face legal suit from a Arab Sheikh in a few days in
If MJ were to be converted to Islam, that is good. Its an addition of one person to the over 1 billion people of the Islamic faith. 70% of which live in abject poverty and the majority of whose nations are grouped under the less developed countries.
That tells us, that Muslims as a whole are what? Poor, lived in less developed countries, depressed, intensely stressed out and so forth.
The mentally subjugated people, from within and without, needs this kind of stress relieving news. It adds some sun in the gloomy days of the Muslim.
The point is, does Islam need the conversion of a celebrity to perk our great religion up? The news of whether whacko Jacko had converted or otherwise should not be used as an accreditation to our religion. The kind of news that is most welcomed by a mentally oppressed people.
That was the feeling one gets from the unquestioning delegates of the UMNO General Assembly many years ago. It’s the kind of reception one would normally associate with a culturally subjugated people.
Its like Razak Baginda supplementing God to whom DS Najib has pledged his innocence to. Allah is not enough just as Islam is unfulfilled unless a person like whacko Jacko comes along.