Saturday, April 27, 2013

Mass media, stop being Zionist…

********************** In the name of Allah, Most Merciful, Most Compassionate; blessings and peace be upon Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. ********************** Reflection *********************** “Invite to the way of your Rabb with wisdom and beautiful preaching; and argue with them in ways that are best and most gracious, for your Rabb knows best, who have strayed from His Path, and who receive guidance." (An-Nahl: 125) ************************** I have stopped buying (but not reading) the so called main stream newspapers since many years ago except for one compact (tabloid) daily which gave a lot of space to human interest stories. ********************* But recently it had allocated pages and pages of BN news coverage as though it had been changed into a propaganda machinery of that party resulted in my wife saying: "Dear, you need not buy that paper anymore!" ********************** Well, with the D-day (voting day) fast approaching, it is interesting to analyse people and parties who are directly involved in election; but I would prefer to narrow the scope to our mass media since it is near to me as I was educated and have some experience in this field. ************************ Reading the so called main stream newspapers or following the news on radio or television, I could not help but have the conclusion that the mass media is terribly biased and unfair media in reporting events on the 13th general elections. ********************** News on BN leaders and their functions dominate much space either in the print media or electronic one; their opponents are denied coverage; their inspirations and functions are blocked out from being aired, and the saddest part of it is that their leaders' speeches and words were twisted and spinned according to the agendas of the newspapers and TV stations 'big brothers'. ********************* The attitude in choosing what is thought good for oneself and discarding what is thought bad is just like the actions portrayed by the Children of Israel who prefer to hide truth that might hurt themselves. ************************ The Jews have changed the book of Allah for their own self-interest. Nowadays newsmen have the hands free to tramp the ethics of journalism; they discard in reporting the truth but act to please their political masters. ************************ Wikipedia noted that while various existing codes have some differences, most share common elements including the principles of — truthfulness, accuracy, objectivity, impartiality, fairness and public accountability — as these apply to the acquisition of newsworthy information and its subsequent dissemination to the public. *********************** Whereas the Malaysian Press does hereby adhere to the Canons of Journalism; the primary responsibility of the Malaysian journalist is to report facts accurately and faithfully and to respect the right of the public to the truth. ********************* Report nothing but the truth, but what have some of our press people done? They know the truth and have 'mastered' the ethics and canons of journalism, but sadly these principles have been put aside by them just to gain little worldly rewards. *********************** They knew that one of Bersih's (Coalition for Free and Fair Elections) demands was that to have all parties attain equal and fair access to the media during election time which is in line with the ethics of journalism, but the caretaker regime just ignored it. ********************** To hide the truth is one attitude of the Jews. As Muslims we should obeyed all Allah SWT words in the Qur’an. Allah SWT has given us warning on this matter in one Qur’anic verse where He warns us not to become like the Children of Israel who disobey some of Allah SWT’s commandments in the Taurah, as stated in Ayah 85 Surah Al-Baqarah which reads; “…Then is it only a part of the Book that ye believe in, and do ye reject the rest? But what is the reward for those among you who behave like this but disgrace in this life? And on the Day of Judgment they shall be consigned to the most grievous penalty. For Allah is not unmindful for what ye do.” ************************* Regarding the tendency of Muslims to follow the footsteps of non-believers, a hadith from Bukhari and Muslim, narrated Abu Sa'id, r.a. noted the Prophet peace be upon him (pbuh) said, "Surely, you will follow the ways of those nations who were before you, in everything as one arrow resembles another, (i.e. just like them), so much so that even if they entered a hole of a sand-lizard, you would enter it." ******************************* They said, "O Allaah’s Messenger! Do you mean to say that we will follow the Jews and the Christians?" The Prophet (pbuh) replied, "Whom else?" (By meaning the Jew and Christians) *************************** Well, I may sound harsh when implying that some of our people including those in the field of mass media (for exampe hide the truth) and are hence following the footsteps of the Jews; they conceal the truth but distort news of those who were on the way to Allah SWT. ***************************** Why more and more Malaysian including leaders and newsmen inclined to follow the bad attitude of the Jews? The Jews did not conquer the world as the British, Spaniards, Dutch and Portuguese but their succeeded in capturing the minds of the people. ************************** Nowadays many of us, including those running newspapers and TV stations have minds resembling that of the Jews. Pysically we are Malays, Chinese, Indians or Ibans, but our attitudes and actions speak volumes about our inner selves. Just like the Jews, they read, hear and see the truth, but sadly they ignore it. The Jews hope for truth but when the truth appears on their doorsteps, they just discard it. ****************************** The Jews are also untrustworthy, they are ready to sell their faith for some cheap gains. They prefer the life of this world to the Hereafter. "Those are the people who trade the Hereafter for this world. The punishment will not be lightened for them. They will not be helped." (Qur'an, 2:86) *********************** When our top leaders and the mass media personel have this type of attitute as that of the Jews (perhaps they imbibed it through their APCO connection), the people will follow their steps. ************************ When leaders put on a deaf ear on the rampant practise of corruption in high level management or they themselves are involved in crimes such as in murder and rape cases, the lower strata of societies will be worse. Nowadays it is a common knowledge that crimes such as murder, splashing of acid and paint on property and rape cases are on the rise. *************************** But the 'rakyat' too have become 'immune' (have no feelings) when they read crime news in newspapers or hear radio and TV news. Perhaps their hearts have 'hardened'. Is it because of our mass media's inclination to act like the Children of Israel? **************************** As a guideline to those who would still read and follow the main stream media, remember this word of Allah SWT: "O ye, who believe! If a wicked person comes to you with any news, ascertain the truth, lest ye harm people unwittingly, and afterwards become full of repentance for what ye have done." (Al-Qur'an 49:6)

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