MALAYSIA ASEAN APEC LEAD CONSUMERIST PROF DATUK SERI DR JACOB GEORGE SAYS – MALAYSIANS URGED TO DO MORE IN HELPING OUR COUNTER TERRORISTS UNIT IN KEEPING US SAFE!

MALAYSIA ASEAN APEC LEAD CONSUMERIST PROF DATUK SERI DR JACOB GEORGE SAYS – MALAYSIANS URGED TO DO MORE IN HELPING OUR COUNTER TERRORISTS UNIT IN KEEPING US SAFE!

Sadly, there are many articles in recent weeks in the media, as we marked the 50 years since the terror race riots of May 13, 1969!

It is my humble opinion however, that some things from the past are best left unvisited as we face a far darker, deadly, barbaric and sinister threat to not just our nation and our way of life but all that we have worked so hard for in our unity despite diversity as Malaysians!

And most importantly, it is certainly that time again, for all peace loving and law-abiding Malaysians to once again appreciate the recent success of Malaysia’s Counter Terrorism Division (E8) in detaining four suspected militants!

According to newly minted IGP, Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador, these four, among others still at large, are part of a ‘wolf pack’ Islamic State (IS) state cell who planned to assassinate four VIPs and launch large-scale attacks on non-Muslims houses of worship, as well as entertainment centres in the Klang Valley!

The security apparatus have seized six Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) that had been obtained from a neighboring country, along with a CZ9mm pistol and 15 bullets!

Those familiar with Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) will know that such a device will cause maximum fatalities and mayhem!

The international flavor of the nationalities of these terrorist detained raises many a question, with one having a UNHCR (the United Nations Refugee Agency) card!

It also confirms the systemic weaknesses in preventing the smuggling of weapons and arms and the movements of terror cells across our fragile borders!

This is a timely reminder to many among us, who are delusional, in denial, or worst, plain rejecters of the presence of international terrorists, sleeper agents, closet terrorists, funders through money laundering activities and their sympathizers here!

There are those who even reject the fact that several of the 911 terrorists were also here in Kuala Lumpur, prior to that attack, which launched the global war on terror, a fact already well documented among security agencies globally!

The sad thing is, when issues and fears are raised in a tabled and constructive manner; we are accused of being carriers of Islam phobia!

Since our elite team on counter terrorism is still tracking down three other members of the terror cell who are still at large, we, members of the Malaysian public must do our best to assist with any information or leads we may have, in the national and public interest!

The following observations are not to bash Muslims!

It is reported that there are 1.2 billion Muslims in the world today.

The fact is not all of them are radicals.

The very large majority of them are kind, peaceful, loving, and caring, God fearing and devotional people!

On the other hand, the radicals are estimated to be between 15% and 25%, according to all intelligence services around the world!

Mathematically it means, we are looking at 180 million to 300 million people, dedicated to the destruction of any civilization or belief who does not pander to their ideology of hate, cold blooded murder and barbarism!

That is as big as the United States of America!

And precisely the reasons why, we which includes those who claim to be moderates, need to assist our security apparatus to keep us safe in detaining or neutralizing these radical 15 to 25%?

Let us not try to be politically correct here by saying the majority of us are peaceful and law abiding leading to a hands off approach!

We must remember that silence, inactivity not taking responsibility is not an option!

Most importantly, data reveals it is the minority radicals that kill, so the majority must act decisively!

It is the radicals that behead, massacre and bomb innocents.

We must also take to heart the lessons of history in this war against terror!

Remember, most Germans are peaceful people but it took the minority Nazis to kill a reported 60 million, 14 million in camps and among them, 6 million Jews, likewise, minority Russians, Chinese, Japanese killing 20, 70 and 12 Million respectively!

There were an estimated 2.3 million Arab Muslims in the USA on September 9th 2011 but it took 19 radicals, to bring the mighty USA to its knees, with a fatality of over 3000 innocent lives!

With these horrific details in mind, it is about time that we Malaysians act decisively to rid the nation of any radicals, their hate and terror dogma in the name of race and religion from our law abiding and peace loving nation, Malaysia!