Now here's an intriguing one. A Malaysian politician has issued a thinly veiled threat of mob violence against that country's Chinese minority by warning them not to become like American Jews.
Reports the Associated Press:
Ahmad Ismail, a district chief in the United Malays National Organization ruling party, claimed that the Malay majority was losing patience with minorities, particularly ethnic Chinese politicians.
"I urge the Chinese not to become like the Jewish in America, where it is not enough that they control the economy, but they also want to dominate politics," Ahmad told a news conference late Monday in northern Penang state.
"Consider this a warning from the Malays," Ahmad said. "The patience of the Malays has a limit. Do not push us against the wall, for we will be forced to turn back and push the Chinese for our own survival."
Ahmad is facing an as yet unspecified punishment for these blood-curdling remarks. But this is not the first time that the Chinese minority has been threatened by a leading politician. And it is not the first time that the...More >>