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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Tragedy of Lynette Lincoln and Joanna Ann: Between the Lines



I believe the name Lynette Lincoln and Joanna Ann still raise some eyebrows when mentioned today.

Frankly, I'd say that both Lynette Lincoln and Joanna Ann are just like other female teenagers typical to Malaysia; they eat nasi lemak like most of us do, they go shopping in malls most of us go, they go to morning classes that most of us hate, and they wander around the soil of our land, too, like most of us do everyday.

What distinguish them from being typical was what they did recently in the internet community that raised many attentions, both liberals and radicals, from the Muslims community nationwide. They happened to voice out their hearts, quite distinctively irrational and all-emotional, by entitling the Holy Prophet as a swine.

What a major mistake there.

But this post is not about the mistake they did and the impacts from it, but more to the post-event analysis of the chains of events that followed after the unfortunate wrongdoings which, of course, done by myself over cups of coffees and tobacco rolls from the time the event took place to date when this post is written. Therefore I would like you readers to firstly note that this is not a post of hate.

This is a post of love.


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The lessons of life is always a mystery.

There are many ways to learn these lessons, and oftenly enough they are easy to understand. Sometimes you have the people around you telling about the dos and don'ts; sometimes you learn from the mistakes of the people that you happen to witness; and sometimes you learn all these off one million books just from reading them one after another. And as easy as they can be learned, as easy too for them to, after short time, be forgotten.

But this is not the case with Lynette Lincoln and Joanna Ann.

Lynette Lincoln and Joanna Ann happened to enroll themselves into the other technique of learning; the second method of earning the valuable lessons of life, the hard way. This hard way, as hard as it seems to be, is the hardest to forget, for it means to be forever remembered throughout one's life who have gone through the learning process. This second method will have you beaten down by life itself; it steps on your pride and dignity, it shoves your guts and courage away like blowing wind does to dandelions, and it will hurt you over and over by pushing you down to your knees continuously as you neverendingly beg for it to please, please show just a little bit of mercy. It will push you into the dry, rocky earth without showing not even a single sign of sympathy while poking millions metal thorns deep into you. From crying you now scream as you grow to becoming more and more frightened, devastated, desperate till you only come out with one single resolution to it - ending life itself.

And suddenly the torment stops. Just like that.

But for both Lynette Lincoln and Joanna Ann, this is only the beginning.


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So what's in between the lines? The best thing that you can observe when this kind of things happen are the patterns of human interactions throughout the event.

Some will play heroes, either to bash or protect the two.

Some will design themselves as forever martyrs.

Some will out of a sudden come out with endless religious ideas as if they are very, very religious.

Some will play devils.

Some will even induce fears and death sentence to them two despite that the religion teaches otherwise, with stated laws and guidance.

Some will play the holier-than-thou card.

Some will play judges.

Not surprisingly, some will also play Gods.

Some will play barbarians who think their barbaric, uncivilized ways of discussing/settling problems really matter when they really don't.

Some will play the two-faces.

Some will send out extreme hatred messages around (these are the people that have to first be killed should one day war came).

And also the bandits who stir the situations and add fuels to the already gigantic burning fire.

Some will play diplomats by trying to calm the whole thing down in the hopes for peace.

(Some will even try to make money out of this. MLM everyone?)

Some will play observers.

While some will just play dumbs.


How many of the above is promoted to be practiced by religion?


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I wouldn't want to comment anything about the incident. I mean, hey, I am no cop, I am no judge, I am not in anyway a position where I can say who is right and who is wrong. I don't even know these two ladies, Lynette Lincoln and Joanna Ann. All I can say is, I hope this matter will be brought to those who are in the positions to judge and sentence; those who have adequate knowledge, given power to, and wise in this field of law.

Just for insight, I think you can go to your respective Facebook account and start reading about the comments made by various people in the groups made for these two ladies, Lynette Lincoln and Joanna Ann - some of them will make you nod in agreement, while some others will make you turn another cheek in disgust. Some will impress you, while some really will make you question yourself - are these guys for real?

Hence this post's title, Between The Lines - the hidden yet interesting things to observe.

This is where we do the mentality check - are we really Muslims by heart, or Muslims by name only?



Think about it. Food for thoughts!



6 comments:

Razana Adam Lee said...

these two girls have gone waaaay beyond the limit.

we can forgive, but we shall never forget. no matter how true it is, our prophet's name shouldn't be compared to that disgusting, fatty animal they love to eat.

hello ;)

Mighty Jacksparrow said...

Hello, raz ;)

J said...

I really like this post, especially when you pointed out

Some will play heroes, either to bash or protect the two.
Some will design themselves as forever martyrs.
Some will out of a sudden come out with endless religious ideas as if they are very, very religious.
Some will play devils.
Some will even induce fears and death sentence to them two despite that the religion teaches otherwise, with stated laws and guidance.
Some will play the holier-than-thou card.
Some will play judges.
Not surprisingly, some will also play Gods.
Some will play barbarians who think their barbaric, uncivilized ways of discussing/settling problems really matter when they really don't.
Some will play the two-faces.
Some will send out extreme hatred messages around (these are the people that have to first be killed should one day war came).
And also the bandits who stir the situations and add fuels to the already gigantic burning fire.
Some will play diplomats by trying to calm the whole thing down in the hopes for peace.
(Some will even try to make money out of this. MLM everyone?)
Some will play observers.
While some will just play dumbs.


-A random stranger.

Mighty Jacksparrow said...

thanks, a stranger no more.

Springtweens said...

Like u said, we're neither cops nor judges nor Gods... even if all the Muslims forgive them, in the end it is not our forgiveness that they should seek. Yet I doubt they will apologize to Allah and prophet Muhammad (saw) either.
So they learn their lesson the hard way, at least that's what we all hope.
But why issue like this keeps happening again and again? What's have been done, let it be done. Not to say we should forget what happen, instead we should focus on the future and keep reminding ourselves not to do the same mistake.
Lynette and Joanna, I'm sure they have taste the bitterness of their thoughtless action. What lies ahead will depends on their action from hereon.

Springtweens said...

Like u said, we're neither cops nor judges nor Gods... even if all the Muslims forgive them, in the end it is not our forgiveness that they should seek. Yet I doubt they will apologize to Allah and prophet Muhammad (saw) either.
So they learn their lesson the hard way, at least that's what we all hope.
But why issue like this keeps happening again and again? What's have been done, let it be done. Not to say we should forget what happen, instead we should focus on the future and keep reminding ourselves not to do the same mistake.
Lynette and Joanna, I'm sure they have taste the bitterness of their thoughtless action. What lies ahead will depends on their action from hereon.