Please Don’t Hate (Me)

I was looking at my FB news feed. There are moments that I do take the time to read the more religious posts on there; like today I read about certain manner we as Muslims should carry ourselves and how to differentiate us from ‘Yahudi’ (Jewish people), just to see what they have to say.

The story itself was a non-story but I was more shocked by the person/group it was shared by – Kami Rakyat Malaysia Benci Israel, which is translated to We are Malaysian Citizens who Hates Israel.

Again… why all this hate in fellow Muslims? Could you not just state the teachings of Prophet Mohammed (pbuh) without preaching hate? There should not be room for hate in your heart.

Hate anyone Jewish, hate the Christians, hate the West, hate homosexuals, hate those who question, hate, hate, hate…

Hate me then… I’m a Muslim, who has friends who are Jewish, married to a non-practising Christian, whose one of my good friends is a homosexual and I live in the West with lots of questions as I would like to learn… I must be the epitome of evilness and should be hated.

Hate is such a strong word. Do you really hate? Hate will just eat you up and in the end because of the hate, you become bitter and live in regret for putting so much energy into ‘hate’. Believe me I know. I live in anger all the time but no longer do I hate but because of hate, I feel disappointed in myself… and that is not the way to live.

Don’t get me wrong. Of course the plight of the Palestinians saddens me, but to hate a whole nation when there are Israelites who open up shelters and aids for the Palestinians; fight their corner when we Malaysians do nothing but preach hate for a whole nation that we don’t even understand. Obviously, you think that makes us better.

If you want to help, just go and help. And if you do hate, it is not something to publicize about. It just makes some of us… at least me, pity you and in my books, to be pitied is worst than being hated.

Plus, the use of the words ‘We Malaysians’ is just wrong. Not every Malaysians have the same view as you so, please, don’t put every single Malaysians in the same pot!

So, hate me for having this thoughts… while I pity you for hating and not helping… and judge me but I won’t judge you, as I don’t have that right.