"Speak now or forever hold your peace in pieces."
As seen and published on The Malay Mail Online on February 17, 2015.
Dear Ridhuan Tee,
Your blatant disrespect for other faiths (or people) increasingly infuriates me and I cannot help but finally pen this down. I have, in many occasions, dismissed your rude statements, but it has come to a point where I no longer can stand your nonsense. Don’t get me wrong, I am all for freedom of speech. By all means, go ahead, run amok and pollute Malaysian minds with your ignorance, but that also means I should be able to speak against the trash that I think you are spouting.
First, what you said on women’s bodies. What in the name of God’s hell is that?
You say that women’s bodies attracts rapists because “the logic is simple”. Women’s bodies are arousing and alluring. Then you go on to say “If it’s fated that many of those who cover their ‘aurat’ are raped, then it’s fate”, and the only reason loosely-clothed woman are more commonly raped is because their article of clothing is more easily removed as compared to tight clothing. Are you serious? The fallacies in your logic are mind-blowing, sir! I don’t mean to be the one to point this all out to you, but please:
Rape can be prevented, yes, by raising boys into respectable men. Not by restricting what women can or cannot wear. How else then will you explain the high rape cases in Middle Eastern countries where women are so heavily-clad from top to bottom? Is it because their clothes can be easily removed? If we’re following this logic, shouldn’t nude beaches be scenes of mass orgy and rape considering the fact that there is nothing to remove in the first place? But no. Apparently these people handle their sexual drives better than we do, don’t they? These… these “uncircumsized” people, as you put it. Which brings me to my next point. You’ve really outshone yourself this time by calling all non-Muslims uncircumsized. That just goes to show how much you know about other religions. Do you honestly think that Islam is the only religion that circumsizes? In fact, did you know that Judaism was the first religion to start the tradition of circumcision? Well, now you do. It just appals me to no end how you are practically putting all the blame on women. If you wear tight clothes, it’s your fault if you get raped. If you wear loose clothes, it’s fate that you were raped. Either way, there’s no winning, is there? Just happy pedophiles and rapists waiting to emerge because there will always be people like you who will be defending their case. It’s unacceptable when a man rapes a baby, a child, an animal or even another man, but the moment a man rapes a woman, there are bigots like you asking “What was she wearing?” and doing the victim-blaming. I would like to end by redirecting one of your quotes back to yourself, “In brief, don’t be a smart aleck or act like a ‘know-it-all.’ It’s damaging to your own faith.” And I sir, honestly think that you are the damage to your own faith.