Zulkifli's recent statement on Christians having 'ulterior motive' for using 'Allah' in Malay language bibles and publications reflects a lack of common sense and shallow reasoning. This is an illness which has inflicted many Malaysian politicians. No wonder cartoonist Zunar was able to collect so many good jokes in his recent book, 1Funny Malaysia.
The problem for the rest of us is these politicians think that they know best.
In an interview with Malaysiakini, PKR parliamentarian Zulkifli Noordin claims that he has proof that Christians have an ulterior motive behind their insistence on using the term Allah. He accused Christians of fanning the flames of religious discord with regards to this issue.
Quoting a verse from the Quran, he said: "The Jews and the Christians will never be with us (on the same path as Muslims)."
"Why should they insist on using the word 'Allah'? There must be something wrong," he told Malaysiakini.
Yes, something is very wrong if Zulkifli continues to put a blanket blame all Jews and Christians in the world. Zulkifli's bigotry has blinded him from the obvious.
He should be more afraid of Islamic deviationist teachings and terrorists using Islam to promote their bloody and violent 'jihad' which has killed and continue to kill thousands of innocent Muslim, Jew and Christian.
Is Zulkifli hinting that most Muslims in the country are less enlightened than he is and are easily 'converted' by the use of 'Allah' by Christians? Christianity is not just limited to a terminology or a name.
Another problem is PKR's credibility is disappearing with every silly and bigotry statement made by Zulkifli.