I was having a brief telephone conversation with a Muslim friend from Kuala Lumpur this morning and according to him, "50 percent of the Malays just don't care about the controversy, 45 percent of them are against playing it up, while the remaining five percent are the ones who are causing trouble."
He asked me whether I would agree with his observation. I told him that he should know better since he is a Muslim and has his ears more to the ground in KL where most of the heat is. However, I would believe that after seeing this little extract from Anil Netto's blog, there is a certain degree of truth in my friend's words:
"Just go home." I suppose this sums up the overall feelings of the vast majority of Muslims in this country. There is a certain feeling of outrage that this unfortunate incident had taken place. Like my friend said: "I know how I would feel, as a Muslim, if others had done the same to me. So I know precisely how the Christians in this country are feeling right now. I just want this to end."