Malaysian Pastors Are Disappearing: Why Is Our Government Silent?

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At 10.30am on February 13 this year, Pastor Raymond Koh Keng Joo was abducted by masked men in broad daylight in the middle of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The abduction was done by professionals; in less than sixty seconds the five men leapt from expensive SUVs and grabbed Pastor Raymond. Three of the vehicles blocked oncoming traffic while one of the men directed traffic away from the incident. Another man calmly filmed the operation. This was a carefully planned and executed kidnapping.

Despite pleas from Pastor Raymond’s wife Susanna and coverage even in government-friendly English language newsmedia, his whereabouts remain unknown.

Police did not inform Susanna of her husband’s abduction. She learned of it ten hours after it happened when a mutual friend called asking why her husband had missed a meeting.

This is not the first time Pastor Raymond has been targeted for persecution because of his faith. In 2011, the Selangor Islamic Religious Department (Jais) raided a thanksgiving dinner the pastor was holding at Damansara Utama Methodist Church and charged him with the crime of proselytising to Muslims. In Malaysia, it is illegal for Muslims to convert to Christianity. Former Muslims who have accepted Christ live in constant fear and economic insecurity, as extended family or acquaintances can easily ruin their life by informing on them to the Islamic authorities.

Why don’t we hear about that on 60 Minutes? Is it because the establishment media in Australia is more interested in making everyday Australians feel ashamed about the Muslim economic migrants who come here, and showing Christians being persecuted doesn’t fit their narrative? SBS, doesn’t that make you, by your own standards, racist?

Persecution of Christians is usually covered up in the Malaysian media as well. The Malaysian government has shut down media outlets in the past, such as the now-defunct Malaysian Insider, when their reporting has raised issues of corruption and religious and racial persecution.

Pastor Raymond’s family is now offering RM100,000 (AU$30,000) for information leading to his safe return.

Pastor Hilmy and wife Ruth.

Unfortunately, and in a worrying trend for all of Malaysia’s Christians, Pastor Raymond is not the only Christian leader who has been abducted recently. According to locals, Pastor Joshua Hilmy, a former Muslim and ethnic Malay, went missing on November 30, 2016. He had received threatening phone calls in the lead-up to his disappearance, and there are unsubstantiated rumours that he has been taken to an Islamic re-education centre in Pahang State. His car is also missing and his family have no idea of his whereabouts.

These attacks upon Malaysia’s Christians are only the latest in a series of worsening incidents of religious persecution by the Islamic authorities in Malaysia. Religious and racial discrimination is commonplace in Malaysia; under the bumiputra system, only Malays and certain minorities are able to access benefits such as preferential access to education, discount home loan rates, government jobs and bank accounts with higher rates of interest. It has become a form of Islamic jizya tax upon non-Muslims in the country. This type of Islamic persecution of non-Malays has been a key driver of the Indian and Chinese diaspora out of the country.

This creates a negative feedback loop for the country, as the brain drain leads to ever-worsening economic conditions and the loss of valuable human capital for the country. The loss of revenue from these higher-educated minorities leaving also leads to the government squeezing those Indians and Chinese who remain even harder for extra tax revenues.

The pressure on the Christian community in Malaysia is growing. As with every Islamic nation around the world, Muslim chauvinism is getting bolder and more violent. It is unthinkable for a former Muslim to try and change their Identity Card religious status from Muslim to Christian. They know they might not leave the police station alive. They have also learned to keep quiet and be very careful about sharing their faith. This has been happening while Wahhabist fundamentalism, funded out of Saudi Arabia, is growing exponentially in the country. The trend does not bode well for Malaysia’s Christians.

That such racial and religious persecution is growing in a country with historic and regional links to Australia while our government says and does nothing is shameful. Our government weeps crocodile tears for imaginary war crimes by the government in Syria, while our fellow Christians in a neighbouring country are being hounded, persecuted and now possibly murdered. Does our country stand for anything any more?

Until the Asian Currency Crisis, Malaysia was the leading hope for South East Asia and was on its way to First World status. Those days are now long gone. The oil revenues are drying up and the lavish welfare state set up to benefit the Malay majority at the expense of the Indian and Chinese minorities is bankrupting the country. As conditions worsen in the country, its slide toward Third World status is only going to accelerate.

At the centre of all the corruption, degradation and cronyism which is spreading throughout Malaysian society stands the beady-eyed face of its Prime Minister, Mohammad Najib Abdul Razak. He and his wife Rosmah Mansor are notorious for their greed and illegality. Known for demanding that companies be handed over to her and physically abusing underlings who were not sufficiently deferential, Rosmah in particular has become a symbol of all that is going wrong with Malaysia for the everyday people there.

From: http://s3media.freemalaysiatoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/obama-and-najib_golf_300.jpg

Most outrageous of all of PM Najib’s many scandals is the 1MDB affair, in which he and his family directly stole 1 billion dollars from a state investment fund. The vampire squid of the globalist financial oligarchy, Goldman Sachs, helped arrange the deal. Even Obama’s deeply corrupt Department of Justice had to open a lawsuit in relation to the outcry, although nothing substantial came of it.

There was a time when even the most radical imams and corrupt officials would not have dared to lay a finger on the Christians in Malaysia. They rightly feared the repercussions from the West. Now, they know they can act with impunity. Our governments care more for the welfare of Muslim economic migrants here than they do for the Christians in Muslim lands, the most persecuted group in the world.

To the Australian media soaked in identity politics and political games about refugees, why do you care nothing for the plight of the world’s Christians? You browbeat Australians constantly that we are cruel because we do not give in to those who hate us, while those who share our values and beliefs are being murdered and tortured in higher numbers than at any time in history and you say nothing. Are you cowards, haters, or both?

Malaysia’s Christians are feeling the pressure, and they feel let down by the Western nations that they used to look to for leadership. Our politicians must decide when they will take a stand. Will it be now when some pastors are disappearing, or will they wait until we are seeing mass executions not far from Australia’s northern border?

First they came for the pastors, but I did not speak up because I was not a pastor…

Moses Apostaticus writes regularly and brilliantly at http://mosesapostaticus.com

  • Addelad

    Your point is well made, but with respect to Christianity and its ability to look after itself, its core values and its heritage – let us begin with an evaluation of that Marxist imposter in the Vatican. We can then our way through the various arms of the traditional Prostestant churches where trendy lefty garbage provides the dominant basis of belief and God is marginal at best.
    With such leadership, what hope is there for the church?

    • Karen Dwyer

      You have described the current church situation very well. What is presented in some quarters in the West is utterly spiritually bankrupt. It is heartbreaking in the lack of courage, integrity, and genuine understanding of the gospel.

      “Wolves in the flock” and “false shepherds” have passed into the vernacular.

      But turning to the source of those words…
      The hope for the Church is what it has always been: The Good Shepherd, whose sheep know His voice.

      Without that, all hope would be well nigh extinguished.

  • aussiegooner

    I can’t understand why church leaders in the west will willingly (and unjustly) excoriate Israel , where Christians are perfectly safe, as are Christian places of worship, yet they ignore the international slaughter of their own faith. They turn the other cheek to give the enemy a better shot at it.

    • Karen Dwyer

      It is not their own cheek that is being exposed to a striking fist.

      It is either cowardly appeasement, and/or an absolute absence of understanding of the gospel (church leaders and members who refuse to speak up for their Christian brothers and sisters)=

    • Your comment innocently states:
      I can’t understand why church leaders in the west will willingly (and unjustly) excoriate Israel , where Christians are perfectly safe, as are Christian places of worship, yet they ignore the international slaughter of their own faith. They turn the other cheek to give the enemy a better shot at it.

      Then let me update you about what’s happening in the Holy Land to assist in that supposed inability to understand the antipathy many Christians hold for the Zionist entity.

      I truly cannot understand, nor sympathize in the slightest with apologists for Israel. I’m absolutely no Christian Zionist in the slightest. And I’m well aware of the Talmud in all its ugly details about Jesus and His Blessed Mother.

      Here are only a few recent extremist Talmudic Jewish events which you may or may not be aware about. And there are many more reports too and incidents, not that our (((Western media))) will like to report on them:

      Christian monastery in Jerusalem vandalized by alleged Jewish extremists, 17 Jan 2016
      https://www.rt.com/news/329229-monastery-extremism-israel-vandals/

      Holy Land Vandals’ Message on Dormition Abbey: ‘Christians to Hell’ 19 Jan 2016
      http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/holy-land-vandals-message-on-dormition-abbey-christians-to-hell

      NOTE : We’re not talking about just another Christian sites here, but some of the most holy to Christianity in the Holy Land.

      Moreover, regarding Christian Zionism, there needs to be knowledge about how Christian Zionism as a politico-religious ideology is the greatest obstacle to peace in the Middle East.

      Disclosure:
      (1) I had a strong pull towards the seminary in my late teens to early 20s;

      (2) I used to be interested in the so-called “counter-jihad” movement until I realized it appeared to be a Zionist, almost “Jewish controlled opposition” type of set-up.
      In saying this, I am not negating in any way, shape or form the threat of Islam to the West (Catholic crusaders saved Europe many times after all).

      Now I’m just you’re run-of-the-mill anti-immigration, pro-White/European nationalist who wants to see more White/European immigrants and next to none, other than Christian refugees from the Middle East who are our natural brethren, from the Third World, etc. I certainly don’t want Africans of whatever religion considering what’s happening in Melbourne, where I have family (as I do across the entire nation.)

      Back to the Jews and Israel, what I am wary of is the co-opting of Jewish neo-cons that dragged us into Iraq and how Israel/the Zionist entity is arming ISIS in Syria against our Christian brothers which many Western Christians could care less about (if they are even aware about them).

      I am sick and tired of excuses by Western Christians for the Zio-Jews and I see those making excuses and lending unconditional, uncritical support for Israel or denying Palestinian statehood as compromised morally and ethically. Not to mention the resentment that is fostered to the Muslim world against the West and Christian minorities in Muslim countries as a result of Western (predominantly US Christian Zionists) support for the supposedly “Christian friendly”, “democratic” Israel.

      You, and “Moses”, may want to read about the 2006 Jerusalem Declaration on Christian Zionism; this is one of the most incisive articles I’ve read.

      Guest Writer: Christian Zionism: The New Heresy that Undermines Middle East Peace 29 January 2014
      https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20140129-christian-zionism-the-new-heresy-that-undermines-middle-east-peace/

      This is the key part of the piece, authored by Revd Dr Stephen Sizer :
      * * *
      “Within the Christian Zionist worldview, Palestinians are regarded as alien residents in Israel. Many Christian Zionists are reluctant even to acknowledge Palestinians exist as a distinct people, claiming that they emigrated to Israel from surrounding Arab nations for economic reasons after Israel had become prosperous.

      A fear and deep-seated hatred of Islam also pervades their dualistic Manichean theology. Christian Zionists have little or no interest in the existence of indigenous Arab Christians despite their continuity with the early church.

      In 2006, I drafted what became known as the Jerusalem Declaration on Christian Zionism signed by four of the Heads of Churches in Jerusalem: His Beatitude Patriarch Michel Sabbah, Latin Patriarch, Jerusalem; Archbishop Swerios Malki Mourad, Syrian Orthodox Patriarchate, Jerusalem; Bishop Riah Abu El-Assal, Episcopal Church of Jerusalem and the Middle East; and Bishop Munib Younan, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land. In it they insisted:

      “We categorically reject Christian Zionist doctrines as a false teaching that corrupts the biblical message of love, justice and reconciliation.

      We further reject the contemporary alliance of Christian Zionist leaders and organisations with elements in the governments of Israel and the United States that are presently imposing their unilateral pre-emptive borders and domination over Palestine. This inevitably leads to unending cycles of violence that undermine the security of all peoples of the Middle East and the rest of world.

      We reject the teachings of Christian Zionism that facilitate and support these policies as they advance racial exclusivity and perpetual war rather than the gospel of universal love, redemption and reconciliation taught by Jesus Christ. Rather than condemn the world to the doom of Armageddon we call upon everyone to liberate themselves from ideologies of militarism and occupation. Instead, let them pursue the healing of the nations!

      We call upon Christians in Churches on every continent to pray for the Palestinian and Israeli people, both of whom are suffering as victims of occupation and militarism. These discriminative actions are turning Palestine into impoverished ghettos surrounded by exclusive Israeli settlements. The establishment of the illegal settlements and the construction of the Separation Wall on confiscated Palestinian land undermines the viability of a Palestinian state and peace and security in the entire region.”

      The patriarchs concluded, “God demands that justice be done. No enduring peace, security or reconciliation is possible without the foundation of justice. The demands of justice will not disappear. The struggle for justice must be pursued diligently and persistently but non-violently.” The prophet Micah asks, “What does the Lord require of you, to act justly, to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” (Micah 6:8).

      It is my contention after more than 10 years of postgraduate research that Christian Zionism is the largest, most controversial and most destructive lobby within Christianity. It bears primary responsibility for perpetuating tensions in the Middle East, justifying Israel’s apartheid colonialist agenda and for undermining the peace process between Israel and the Palestinians.

      (The Revd Dr Stephen Sizer is the Vicar of Christ Church in Virginia Water and the author of Christian Zionism: Road-map to Armageddon? (InterVarsity Press, 2004); Zion’s Christian Soldiers? (2007) and In the Footsteps of Jesus and the Apostles (Eagle, 2004). For more information see http://www.stephensizer.com)
      * * *

      Further, it is of interest and encouragement that Christian Zionism is vanishing from the US evangelical church, in conjunction with greater secularization but also greater knowledge of its damage to Mid-east peace and that an uncritical approach to the Zionist state/ Israel isn’t conducive to peace, or isn’t even Christian at all.

      See, eg: Why Christian Zionism Is Vanishing in the American Church 18 August 2016,
      http://www.charismanews.com/opinion/standing-with-israel/59321-why-christian-zionism-is-vanishing-in-the-american-church

      I hope this is of interest to some or sheds light on the reality of Jewish supremacism born out of Talmudic ethnic superiority. Just as the Muslims have the notion of the unbelieving kuffar, the Jews have the goyim.

      As a Traditional Catholic, I reject the Modernist (or post-modernist) development of grouping Christianity, Judaism and Islam as “Abrahamic faiths” and cannot accept that Judaism and Islam worship the same God as Christians since they deny Christ, particularly Jews who do it so blatantly and disgustingly in their Talmud. I won’t make excuses or turn a blind eye to the Jews or Zionists.

      I am not exactly in the dark about these issues as I have long tracked the region, as many Christians have. I have also attended many different churches and seen the many different approaches taken by church leaders of various Christian traditions, including the fawning over Israel by the Zio-evangelicals.

      A more nuanced approach to Islam and Muslims needs to be taken; and I am currently concerned with the drum beats to war against Iran, which has long been a desire of Israel’s.

      I recommend reading the work of Pat Buchanan regarding Jewish/Israeli political influence in the US (the Zio-Jew lobby, eg, AIPAC), as well as exploring Israeli nuclear Dimona power-plant whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu (now an Anglican convert from Sephardic Judaism, a true Jew unlike most). Israel and the Mossad are far from the innocent poor little Jews portrayed by those seeking to obfuscate Zionist war crimes.

      To avoid doubt, I’m no leftist (not that I identify with ‘left’ or ‘right’) or a Muslim apologist but a Traditionalist Catholic who wants an end to both Jewish perfidy and Muslim tyranny in Israel (and worldwide, particularly their dual influence on the West). It is a common slur by Zio-Jew apologists, both Jew and gentile/ goyim, to be accused of being a ‘leftist’ Palestinian supporter or a Muslim, but I cannot be so easily pigeon-holed.

      I am pro-Christian in the truest sense. I don’t blindly follow or make excuses for the Zionist entity/ Israel or the Jews.

      By the way, are you aware there are more Christians in Sydney, Australia than there are in Jerusalem proper? Due to Jew (eg, illegal settlers) and Muslim persecution in their homelands.

      See, eg;
      Disappearing Christians NY Rev of Books, 25 Sept 2003
      http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2003/09/25/disappearing-christians/
      “Today Christian Palestinians make up less than 2 percent of the population of Israel-Palestine. Every year their proportion of the population decreases as the hemorrhage of Christians is matched by the influx of Israeli settlers. There are now said to be more Jerusalem-born Christians in Sydney than are left in Jerusalem.”

      Finally, just a reminder about this too, which probably has led to all that decrease in support by evangelicals of the “Christians United for Israel”, etc, variety – as they wake up to the reality (that has always existed since the time of Christ about the Christ-killing Jews, just see St. John Chrysostom):

      Israeli Binyamin “Bibi” Netanyahu Opinion of Christian Zionists : “My opinion of Christian Zionists? They’re scum. But don’t tell them that. We need all the useful idiots we can get right now.”

      I welcome any feedback, of course. And God’s best to you and everybody, especially to “Moses” for his effort in writing these pieces (I have a special personal interest in the area of Christian persecution, so kudos for this piece; Moses’ pieces appear to stand out to me from what I’ve seen here). And his open-minded approach to contemplating inquiry into historical-contemporary Jewish perfidy and the Jewish Question about (((those who rule the world))) appears promising. And to be clear, it sure isn’t Muslims “ruling the world.”

      • Karen Dwyer

        Malaysian Pastors Are Disappearing: Why Is Our Government Silent?

  • Deplorable Steve

    We need to remilitarise the Teutonic order and Knights Templars and let them loose on fucking Islam…

    • Olaf Koenders

      Rearm the white man.. 🙂

      • Deplorable Steve

        I don’t really care if there is a Chinese or Indian head under those horned Teutonic helmets, so long as they share the same Western, Christian values…

        • David Hiscox

          I’m with you, Steve.

          • Me too, Steve. Deus vult.

          • Neil Aitchison

            ….except what you are talking about isn’t anything to do with Biblical Christian – it is murder in the name of “Christianity”. If the Knights Templar was remilitarized and let loose, the results would be as evil and satanic as the Islam you want destroyed. Maybe you should study up on church history a bit more.

  • Olaf Koenders

    First – let them all prove that their Gods actually exist before we pay any attention as to why they’re killing each other. They’ve been at it for millennia. In the case of “Allah”, Muslim vermin are only attempting to take over the world through use of their religion as a smokescreen and an excuse to kill unbelievers as defined in their tome of toilet paper. Endless and blatant taqqiya is their means to an end.

    Second – ban large, black SUV’s. Let them use old Russian Lada’s.

    Finally – the population of Australia isn’t going to be railroaded by identity politics and allowing Muslim vermin to take over the country while we cower under the bed and cry for grabbermint to do something – which they already did in Sweden: invite hordes of Muslim filth into the country to rape and pillage so we WOULD go cowering under the bed begging grabbermint for more power over us etc.

    It’ll get to a point where Aussie Joe Blow will take up arms and drive the bastards and grabbermint out into the ocean, no boats allowed.

  • Karen Dwyer

    Masterly, Moses A.

    As the very lovely Karen Bos from Christian Faith & Freedom (in the A.C.T.) noted recently, Australian defence force personnel spent years defending countries like Malaysia from Communist regimes.

    Now the Islamic regimes in those same countries are being courted by Australian governments and industries.

    • That’s right, and the Community Organiser-In-Chief has made those thugs very bold. There is a mentality of entitlement and anti-Western arrogance that has become commonplace throughout countries like Malaysia, even from the non-Muslims. More than anyone else, Barry Soetoro and his handler Soros made that happen. It’s extremely dangerous and destabilising, and is eradicating whatever European influences still remained in these countries. That’s very sad for the minorities who still admire what the West was, and who are now being abandoned by us.

  • Jeremy Jason

    is Raymond Koh Keng Joo really missing ?

    • Yes. So is Pr Joshua Hilmy. The abduction of Pr Raymond was done professionally. Pr Hilmy is just missing.

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  • imm1

    Islam is a religion of violence. Christian are persecuted in most of Muslim countries. Malaysia is just one of those.

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  • Tom

    Starting from the top of the Government : Why is Turnbull silent?
    Firstly, who is Turnbull? see http://www.stopturnbull.com as a starter. He’s a wolf (lefty) in sheep’s clothing, who came back from his Rhodes Scholarship in 1982 as an Illuminati member, joined the Libs with the express purpose of destroying it.
    Like all Illuminati members, he is of the global elite which support the New World Order ( the next UN) through activities like the climate change hoax, control of freedom of speech (even if he professes to be a great mate of Bill Leaks, Turnbull did nothing about 18C which killed his great mate), the Muslim invasions globally, etc., etc. …could go awhile here.
    At the end of the day, you judge people by their actions, not their words. And what has Turnbull done, besides destroying the Libs? elevating Islam?
    Do you really think he cares about Australian Christians, let alone Malaysian ones?