There is no hate in the verses of the Holy Qur’an, nor is there any in other religious teachings. Hate, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. Hate resides in the hearts of men of all faiths who twist God’s message of peace and goodwill to mankind, to spread their evil intentions.
I am equally saddened by the call to boycott all Dutch products. Does not the Holy Qur’an enjoin proportionality in the matter of a response or retaliation to an attack?
It is Wilder who has committed the wrong deed, why conspire to take it out on the entire economy of the Dutch people? Two Malaysians were involved in Altantuya Shaaribu’s murder, so is it okay for the Mongolians to blame all Malaysians and subsequently boycott all Malaysian goods?
Right thinking and level headed persons will realize that the Dutch government and business concerns have distanced themselves from Wilders by denouncing and condemning his opinions and statements and objecting to his film.
Dutch Lady Milk Industries Berhad for example took proactive action by taking out a one page advertisement in the papers denouncing Wilders and stressing that they are 50% owned by Malaysians, employ 660 Malaysians and that their products are manufactured locally in Petaling Jaya. The ad was signed by Chairman Tan Sri Kamarul Ariffin Mohd Yassin.
Other religions have been similarly insulted or presented in a skewed manner as well. Hindu gods are regularly portrayed in a bad light in many Western movies.
Enough of violence in the name of religion. Let us all live and let live.