Clash of Morons
Imagery combined with sound can influence the mind and generate intense emotions
and this video of Alvin chanting the Azan with the ackward combination of the electronic piano music in background-
can culminate into two intensely real emotional paths of the viewer .
And how that person chooses to feel after watching may be a clue as to the average mindsets of the Malaysian muslims.
Its a choice .–Bemusement or Rage?
Pause awhile to contemplate on what public reaction may be to this video.
From Muslims and non-Muslims.
It can be a eye opener in understanding our fellow Malaysians of the Islamic faith.
Usually mindsets mostly see only what they want to see that can re-enforce their anger and will
resist thinking /considering other perspectives .
Filtering any variation in perspective that may cause their anger to subside.
Such mind-sets tend to cherry pick the thoughts that can amplify the outraged felt but prefer to tone down on the
thoughts and emotions of bemusement that Alvin prompted with his electronic interpretation of Azan..
In essence , the accusation of this video as dis-respectful to Islam, will hold firm -getting more to feel slighted and angry- .disregarding other points of view of it being just another silly provocative antic of a moron named Alvin,intentionally targeted at Malaysian muslims.
If the above video /imagery on a Azan “call to prayer ” is construed as an affront to Islam
and that the muslim mindset viewing it feels outraged and insulted that their noble religion is not respected,
then in likelihood , they will react in anger –
infuriated by their interpretation of what they see in the video.
But how these mindsets react is a small indication of how in-tolerant or accepting
, fellow Malaysian muslims have becomed in affairs of religion.
If there is a public out-cry protesting in collective anger – Be sure that the more
radical Islamic groups will probably hijack it for their own nefarious design –
since an issue like this is in line with a sinister agenda of racial/religious dominance in this country.
It can offer an insight not only to the psyche of the average Malaysian muslims-
also the more extremist muslims in their midst. – and various level of sensitivity to religious controversies.
Especially those mindsets who sees Alvin’s video as some un-forgivable act of malice.
and demand retribution in the form of violence.
For these mindsets are like conditioned /programmed to react in a certain reflex instinct, when the perception of their own race/religion is being challenged.
And that , perhaps all perceived insults to the noble Islamic faith deserves only retribution/retaliation or only capital punishment,as violent as possible..
On another perspective,
The Azan performed by Alvin hasn’t any hint of
vulgarity or irreverent language to the Islamic faith..-prompting queries from inquisitive minds.
Which part is deemed offensive/insulting ?
Is it because the Azan is done by a non muslim?
Is it insulting just because the one doing the act is none other than the despicable Alvin?
Or is it because modern electronic keyboard is deemed offensive as musical accompaniment?
Is it allowed or is it like some heinous crime has been commited when a non muslim sings the Azan-and to
compound that , sings the Azan using modern electronic music in accompaniment?
Notoriety to rival the expletive loving -profanity expressionist-Famous Amos-from Singapore
But of course due to Alvin’s notoriety and past pattern of his nerve grating antics-the soft pornographic photos ,the Bak Kut Teh FB posting- that made his infamy.
Mainly most Malaysian muslims and non-muslims sees him as one who holds religion
in contempt particularly the Islamic faith ” Made in Malaysia ” version.
Malaysian muslims in general already sees this Alvin Tan as a spiteful individual
( A version of Singapore’s Famous Amos who posthumously attacked Lee Kuan Yew in a vicious verbal diatribe that was overdosed with profanity.)
So it will be intriguing to observe what reaction will be generated.
Will the BN propaganda machine exploit this situation and spin it into something ugly along the lines of the divisive
tactic using Religion?
Perhaps they may mull over pros and cons of exploiting this issue into something more
And if the advantages outweigh the odds of it backfiring.
Whether the propagandist may or not exploit this is to be determined.
Another religious themed contentious issue that needs a fire starter to ignite the religious flame.
that will have the religious communities at each other’s nerves.
And causing much grief in the inter-ethnic/religious affairs,always a handy ploy to divert
or distract from the real plague of mis-governance
As for Alvin Tan-
Gambling people will probably lay their bets that there will be screams for retaliation from extremist / radical groups in the most violent of ways.
To make an example of whats in store for any who dares to whimper any disrespect to Islam.
In this instance, Alvin Tan who has dared to chant the”call to prayer” Azan with a modern twist using electronic music
And if cries for retaliation indeed materialises-
then it will feel like looking forward in gleeful anticipation-knowing the antics of our
domestic religious extremist agencies like PKsa Isma etc . with their penchant for eloquent rubbish.
It will be a treat of what absolute nonsense may be in store
-claptrap, balderdash, hogwash,baloney, garbage, drivel, gunk ,
piffle, poppycock, phooey, hooey,malarkey, hokum, twaddle,
gobbledygook, fart bunkum,, crapola-
Think it ll take Morons to know how to react to antics of another fellow moron-in-arms.
Whomsoever acquainted with the name of Alvin Tan- and what the name represents or associated
with- will for a fact- be absolutely convinced that Alvin’s musical cover version of “Azan” is not an attempt of a mindset
who discovered some sudden sense of sanctified self -awareness and love for Allah.
therefore is hinting at his new-found sense of spirituality in Islam .
Yearning to express that sentiment in his own modernist interpretation and musical adaptation for a call to prayer.
With gathered knowledge about Alvin Tan-it is clearly a prank on the mindsets of Malaysian muslims ,
conceived by the dark and evil mischievous mind of Alvin Tan-
who is bent on payback for the”debt of grievance” suffered on him by the
Malaysian system.of justice and a “Made in Malaysia” version of religious/ethnic state of affairs.-
that he was made to suffer during the public focus of his moronic behaviour in the scandals
that drove him to seek refuge in US.