Currently we have so many people around us, here, in Malaysia, that calls for a boycott on some Jewish products and/or those products whom supports the Jews.
It’s a good thing because that’s the least we can do to stop them from terrorising our brothers and sisters in Palestine.
But seriously, why do I get the feeling that EVERYTHING that I’m using have some sort of a connection with the Jews?
I’ve come across a website here, stating those Jewish-related (or Zionist-related, as my friend put it) products. I’m cool with this, but when I found out that Intel was part of ’em products which I am suppose to boycott, I’m starting to get a lil bit shaky here.
Plus, there’s IBM in that list. Good. Now, should we and the rest of Muslims community switch to Apple instead of IBM based computer? Oh, wait, Apple uses Intel chip set, don’t they?
There are also tonnes and tonnes of other products which is listed there. Unfortunately, they didn’t put in any proof that these products actually supports the Zionist movement, or did I lost track it?
What about the impact on OUR people working in those companies?
Did it occur to us all that the boycott would render most of our people jobless? Is there anyone out there that can give RM 1,200 per month for the Palestinian cause? That’s the average income of people working in the production sector.
The point is, most of the people that I came across, which shout out “Let’s boycott these Jewish-related product!” never give me the ample proof regarding their allegations. They just believe what other people told them to believe, and they didn’t do any research of their own. They just follow suit of what their friends/relative told me to.
Boycotting doesn’t effect just the Israelis (IF they can feel the effect in the first place) but it also affects our own people. Our own people might lose their jobs due to the drop in the “supply – demand” thingamajie (I’m not good at economy stuff, but hey, I think you all get the point, ya?).
Still, we should do something for the Palestinian, am I right? Boycotting is one way, but it won’t make a major difference due to the fact that we are not the Jews main customers. Boycotting won’t solve the problem NOW, but it would probably solve the problem for our children to come, in other words, the effect of our boycott would be felt in our childrens and grand-childrens time.We should inject our children with Islamic values, teaches them what the Quran says, and explain to them who is the Jews in the Islamic point of view. Teach them that Starbucks declared that they gave fundings to the Zionist. Tell them the story of our brothers and sisters in Palestine. Let them now that Jihad is not just about going to war or killing the non-muslims.
I think, the things that we should boycott is those products of the Jews that we can’t touch with our hands.
Example, those movies and (sadly) video games which they produce.
Those movies sometimes put some sort of a ‘reprogrammed code’ which we call a ‘virus’ that spreads through the logical unit.
How many of us thinks that it’s cool to be King Leonidas and his 300 brave Spartans who defended their land up until they forgot that Prophet Muhammad and his 313 companions fought against approximately 1000 Meccans in the Battle of Badar, or Saidina Hussain and his 71 men fought against Yazid’s army in the Battle of Karbala?
Or how many of us thinks that it’s cool to become a messenger like Neo from The Matrix Trilogy that we forgot about Muhammad s.a.w. who brings glad tidings and stern warning from Him?
These are the things which we need to boycott, because although we can pinpoint the difference and held strongly to our religion, our children cannot.
They are prone to the subject of ‘programming’ of their brain. What they see is what they will be. Garbage in, garbage out. Imagine a 7 years old kid watching ‘300’ and wanting to become like King Leonidas. He would took a stick and wave it like a spear and screaming “Spartans!” or something like that, but later on he have no such feelings of adoration and respect for our Prophet Muhammad s.a.w.
Imagine this 7 years old kid grew up to a 27 years old man who loved the movies and the characters more than he loved the characters from Islamic history.
And imagine this 27 years old man developed into a 37 years old man who’s a leader of some organization that loved to follow suit what the West have installed in his brain when he was 7, but have no idea about the history of Islam and it’s warriors.
It’s a serious problem which we should look into.
The person who’s suppose to carry these burdens are our leaders. They are the ones who give a loud claim that “Malaysia is an Islamic Country!” but the BEST they can do for the Palestinian is just saying in the public “Kami mengutuk tindakan rejim Israel”, then they go for a coffee and went home happily.
Then again, this is just my humble opinion. It does not reflect the whole teachings of Islam nor does it reflects the whole of Malaysians.