I didn’t want to weigh in the Alvivi’s case initially as there are many writings on this already. But thought I need to write in view of the justification given to defend their action.
There’s no two way that their action is highly insulting and utterly dumb. The act of wishing a berbuka puasa with a well known pork dish cannot be interpreted by any reasonable man other than to insult. The wish is targetted to the Muslims and so the wish must be seen in this light.
The duo have since apologised and being brought to court. I don’t sympathize with them though I have reservation whether its wise to deny them bail.
With an apology I thought to let it be but then of late I find people trying to justify their actions. They are now saying its not pork and can be chicken. This is the limit.
The action of asking muslims to break fast with a well known pork dish has already insulted the Muslims. Now these people want to insult our intelligence by saying its other than pork. No pork My foot lah. Bah kut Teh is a well known pork dish. Even to the Chinese its more known of a pork dish. The Malays don’t eat this as they too regard it as a pork dish. Alvivi knows that too and have apologised for it.
To now justify it literally that in other languages it can be other than pork disregarding what it’s commonly known as and to think that others don’t know that a chicken version is called by another name, is not only totally dishonest but highly insulting. In court it matters not whether some of you may actually use halal meat (I doubt it and if any its negligible). Its how a reasonable man should see it. If bah kut Teh is always known as a pork dish, it will be regarded as such. Kepala otak punya argument thinking everyone else as stupid.
Don’t insult us and then insult our intelligence.