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35km Away From Muslim Protestors, 'Allah's Children' Share A Different Message

Marina Mahathir's mission to promote peace is the polar opposite to the scene happening outside the High Court as Malaysians wait for the verdict on the 'Allah' appeal on 5 March 2014.

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While Some 500-1000 Muslims Gather At The High Court To Protest Against The Herald's 'Allah' Appeal On 5 March 2014...

Some 500-1000 Muslims Gather At The High Court To Protest Against The Herald's 'Allah' Appeal At The High Court

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...A Small Group Of People, Including Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir Shared The Message, "We All Answer To Allah" At Bangsar Village Shopping Mall

Marina Mahathir holds a placard during the ‘Flashmob for Peace’ gathering in Kuala Lumpur today.

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A stark contrast from the scene 35 kilometres away, a small group of people held up placards today with messages such as “God is one” and “We are brothers and sisters” in the centre of a shopping mall, and handed out purple balloons and flowers. All smiles, with no shouting at all.

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The two groups, though with very different agendas, were expecting the Federal Court’s decision on whether the Catholic Church has grounds to appeal the Court of Appeal’s ruling, which overturned a High Court ruling from 2009 allowing the Catholic paper, Herald, to use the word “Allah” as a constitutional right.

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Armed With The Message Of Peace, The Group Gave Out Smiles, Purple Balloons And Flowers To The Public

Ally Hazran Hashim from Kajang Solidarity gives a flower to a shopper during the ‘Flashmob for Peace’ gathering in Kuala Lumpur today.

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Marina Mahathir Said, “We Want To Provide A Counterpoint To The Nasty Faces Outside The Court."

Marina Mahathir

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“We want to provide a counterpoint to the nasty faces outside the court. They can muscle 12 buses of people but we can’t, we’re sick of the ugliness and the hatred,” said Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir, as she held a purple balloon and a placard that read, “We all answer to Allah”.

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Marina said that the fight over the word “Allah” is “silly” as the issue would not end whichever way the country’s highest court decided. “It has absolutely no bearing and it is silly that we are arguing over this. We have far better things to do,” she said

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A Passer-by Who Witnessed The 'Flashmob For Peace' Was Happy To See The Counterpoint To The Action Outside The High Court

A small group held purple balloons and placards with messages such as ‘God is one’ and ‘We are brothers and sisters’ during the ‘Flashmob for Peace’ gathering in Kuala Lumpur today.

Image via The Malay Mail

At the suburban Bangsar Village mall here, a passer-by, who only wanted to be known as Ari, said he was glad and felt at ease to see a counterpoint to the action outside the federal courthouse. “Some people are becoming fanatic, I feel sorry for the future generation,” said Ari, 71, without specifically naming any group.

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In An Effort To Promote Peace In Times Of Racial Dividedness, Marina Mahathir Has Been Organizing Walks In KL, Penang And Klang

The eldest daughter of former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is part of the Malaysians for Malaysia that has been organising the walks in the park in KL, Penang, and Klang. A walk is planned to take place in Ipoh later this week.

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Marina Mahathir, A Muslim, Has Become The Target Of Perkasa's Criticism For Not Supporting Their Stance In The 'Allah' Debate

The 'Allah' Issue Has Divided Muslims And Non-Muslims In The Nation Ever Since The Home Ministry Forbid Catholic Publication 'The Herald' To Use The Word 'Allah' In 2009

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