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In Response to FITNA: Boycott Dutch Product (Freedom of Speech???)(Updated 1/4/08)

Democracy includes freedom of speech as one of the main criteria of being democratic. One should be allowed to say anything that cross his or her mind. But are we really free to do it? Are we allowed to rudely talk about religion, culture and races. Well, i guess that if things that you want to tell others(regarding issues i've mentioned) which can results discomfort or rage...just keep it to yourself. It will be much appreciated, i guess.

Making a film about some verses in Al-Quran that caused some Muslim to terrorized certain country is really insulting not only to Muslims but also to people who believes that freedom of speech must spared religion from being ridiculed. Geert Wilder surely aware that the film he produced will spark controversy. Even though he is non Muslim, i am pretty sure that he is at the same level with Muslims who had misinterpreted the word of Allah S.W.T to do damage to society, country and to the world itself. He has found his colleagues now. Geert Wilder is a terrorist using media and 'Freedom of Speech' as his weapon.

The film so called Fitna shows how shallow his understanding about Islam and Al-Quran. I agree that most of the time Muslim did do something foolish that jeopardies the image of this beautiful religion. But, is it a ticket to refer all the foolishness to The Holy Quran? It is like blaming a perfect rules which should refrain anyone from being a criminal but there is criminals. Good education which meant to make everyone educated but there are educated person but sadly foolish. Geert Wilder's brain failed to produce such logic.

The Al-Quran is a guidance for Muslims just like The Bible for Christians. The Muslims believe that it is the word of GOD(Allah S.W.T). The words which can never be argued by anyone.
The six Muslim articles of belief are: Belief in God (Allah), the one and only one worthy of all worship (tawhid).Belief in all the Prophets (Nabi) and Messengers (Rasul) sent by GodBelief in the Angels (Mala'ika).Belief in the Al-Quran sent by God.Belief in the Day of Judgment (qiyama) and in the Resurrection (life after death).Belief in Destiny (Fate) (Qada & Qadar).The 4th article is believe in Al-Quran. And you Geert Wilder had actually attacking the one of the articles of belief. Why we(Muslims) should not be angry with you?

Geert Wilder is a politician. A Dutch right-wing lawmaker. He claimed that he made the film and luckily the tv stations refused to play it. Unfortunately the internet provide him a platform to show to the world his short film. Despite receiving heavy criticism and several serious threats, the film was released and now being watched by the world. It is not easy for him to proceed with the plan of releasing the movie. There must be something behind this 'act'. As a politician, he must have aware about the consequences.

Geert Wilder will see the consequences that had been caused by he himself. 1 out of 1.3 billions of Muslims (Me) decided to boycott all dutch products in Malaysia. A Muslim may not make a difference too much. But how about 1.3 billions of Muslims around the world. You hate Islam simply because some of them terrorized your country and other country and you put the blame to the Holy Quran. Now, i can do the same by boycotting dutch product simply because you are dutch. Hmmmm..No, I will not boycott dutch product simply because you are dutch(That will make me a RACIST). I did it because I do feel that your friends who is supporting you right now will eventually ask you to apologies to all Muslims worldwide. A humble apologies will be accepted right away as a real Muslim is familiar with forgiving.

I love my religion and my country. As a citizen in a multiracial community, i believe that Freedom of Speech should spared religion and culture from being ridiculed or being used to lay hate in the heart of the people.

I am urging my self and my fellow Malaysian friends (Muslims,Buddhists,Hindus,Christians&Others) to boycott the product of Holland.

The companies are:
1. Shell
2. Unilever :Ben & Jerry's, Breeze,
Clear, Dove, Fair & Lovely, Knorr,
Lady's Choice, Lipton, Lux, Pond's,
Rexona, Sunsilk, Wall's (ice cream)
3.Dutch Lady.

There are more but I don't have enough time to do the research. Feel free to update me on Dutch company in Malaysia.


Updated List From Fathi (1 April 2008)
1. Dutch Lady - Susu
2. Ferrero Roche - Coklat
3. Wall’s - Ais Krim
4. Ing -Insurans
5. Planta -Magerin
6. Lady’s Choice -Magerin
7. Lipton -Teh
8. Shell -Minyak
9. Knorr -Perisa Makanan
10. Dove -Mandian
11. Sunlight -Magerin/Pencuci Pinggan
12. Radiant -Deodoran
13. Rexona -Deodoran
14. Ponds -Produk Kecantikan
15. Kieldsens -Coklat
16. Slimfast -Produk Pelangsing
17. Lego -Kismis
18. Philips -Barangan Elektrik
19. Duyvis -Makanan Ringan
20. Gouda -Keju
21. Robin -Pencuci Lantai/Pakaian
22. Ariel -Pencuci Lantai/Pakaian
23. Omo -Pencuci Lantai/Pakaian
24. Labello -Lip Balm
25. Pickwick -Teh
26. Venz -Mentega Coklat
27. Kinder Bueno -Coklat
28. Unilever -Syarikat
29. Dumex -Susu Tepung
30. Nutricia -Susu Bayi
31. Sunsilk -Shampoo
32. Fair & Lovely -Produk Kecantikan
33. Lux -Mandian
34. Vaseline -Lip Balm
35. Cif -Pencuci Lantai
36. Surf -Pencuci Kain
37. Wishbone -Pencuci Kain
38. Doriana - Keju Krim
39. Bertolli -Minyak Masak
40. Clear -Shampoo
41. Breeze -Pencuci Kain
42. Sun -Pencuci Kain

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