Sunday, December 29, 2013

Masked Intentions...Who The Fawkes Is Da Guy?

Ever since the movie, “V For Vendetta” became a hit a few years back, we began seeing the emergence of this mask at demonstrations, riots andprotest rallies in the western world. But as usual, what is fashionable in the western world, will always be imitated even in the Islamic world, and in Malaysia, it's already here. In fact, they are even promoting this mask for the up-coming staged riot, the Guling coup-de-tat of 31st December 2013, which they hope will be the symbol for them to establish the New World Order for their one eyed master and extinguish Islam in Malaysia for good.

So, whose face is that on the mask? What the significance of it? Actually, the face and its significance are 2 seperate and different entities.

The face on the mask is Guy Fawkes, an English Catholic,born in York in 1570, who is well known in the British history as one of the conspirators of The Gunpowder Plot which failed, resulting in his capture, trial, torture and execution. Fawkes was a stauch Catholic, and he plotted to preserve the Catholic line of the British monarchy. Along with his fellow conspirators, Fawkes devised to blow up the Parliament, in doing so will assassinate the Protestant King James and his Government and replace the monarch with his daughter, third in the line of succession, Princess Elizabeth.

There is no actual or physical evidence on how the conspirators were going to blow up the Parliament, but 36 barrels of gunpowder were stored by Fawkes in a house rented by him near the Parliament building. According to Prosecution documents, Fawkes admitted that they were tunneling their way from the rented house to the Parliament, but no tunnel has ever been found. Understandably, the admission was made under torture.

Gunpowder Plot Conspirators: Guy Fawkes is third from right
Concerns of blowing up fellow Catholics MPs and staffs by fellow conspirators ledto the discovery of the Gunpowder Plot. Guy Fawkes, along with a few others were arrested and tortured. He was sentenced to death by Hanging and Quartered for everybody to see. This means, he will be hanged by the neck, then cut off from the noose while still alive (barely), and his body chopped into 4 pieces. If he is lucky, then he dies instantly, or if not, me might live to see his body in seperate pieces. Did Guy Fawkes die a hero? Well, he did escape his punishment in a bizarre way. On the gallows, when the trapdoor was opened, he jumped instead of falling into the trap, snapping the line hard and breaking his neck. In short, he escaped the harsh punishment that he was sentenced to. Still, his body was quartered post-mortem.

On 5 November 1605 Londoners were encouraged to celebrate the King's escape from assassination by lighting bonfires. An Act of Parliament designated each 5 November as a day of thanksgiving for "the joyful day of deliverance", and remained in force until 1859. Although he was only one of 13 conspirators, Fawkes is today the individual most associated with the failed Plot. In Britain, this date has been known as Guy Fawkes Night, Guy Fawkes Day, Plot Night and Bonfire Night, today accompanied by fireworks and burning of effigy, normally of Guy Fawkes. Nowadays, they include other political figures that is most mistrusted, such as Margaret Thatcher.

V For Vendetta Graphic Novel
Despite being the most loathed man in the history of England, his legacy took a bizarre turn that gave his face a new life, making him quite a paradox. While his name and history remain unknown and obscure throughout the world, a graphic novel by Alan Moore titled, V For Vendetta introduced the protagonist, who appears in the novel wearing a Guy Fawkes mask and costume almost all the time. The character was only known as V. The character V exploded in popularity when V For Vendetta became a blockbuster movie in 2006, spurning the sales of millions upon millions of Guy Fawkes' masks.

It must be noted with irony that, in the movie, as it differs from the novel, England is ruled by a Fascist party, and permanently a police-state, Muslims were the target for persecution,and the character V fights the totalitarian government through his overly-theatrical methods.

Here's the irony in this: Guy Fawkes, despite his horrendous plot for massacre, will always be known as either a religious zealot, or as in popular history, a conspirator. If the conspirator is, let's say, Ahamd Ali Al-Ansari, then he will be branded, and preserved in history as a terrorist. The twist in here is, the much loathed character of terrorist has today, by the magic touch of Hollywood, became a symbol of "freedom" fighter or a fight against tyranny. In short, nobody really knew who Guy Fawkes is, but most of them knew his face and his movie-persona or theatrical representation. In their fight, the face will symbolize the oneness and faceless spirit...of a man who tried to commit massmurder and then commit suicide to escape punishment?

If we stop and ask any of the twits on this staged Guling-guling rally on 31st December 2013 and ask them what they know about Guy Fawkes and what they know about the mask, I think we can safely guess what their answer will be. Will the blinded Malay rioters realize that they are using a symbol without knowing anything about it? What is it about these glitzy western style that the Muslims seem to have their fasicantion on? Perhaps the Prophet was right when he said, "You will surely follow the ways, steps, or traditions of those who came before you, span by span and yard by yard (very closely) even if they entered into a lizard's hole you will enter it."
The companions asked, "O prophet, you mean the Jews and Christians?" He replied, "Who else!?" [Imaam Bukhaari]

Which reminds me of the luciferian-infested poster for the rally, I noticed that it specifically calledupon the youngsters, who are the always the easiest prey amongst the population. They are easier to manipulate and less likely to think rationally as they are vastly inexperienced. A new nation will need its strength from the youths, and the same goes to the New World Order as politicians alone cannot control the whole country. Since they need to take the country by force, these "faceless" twits will comein handy...not to mention, easier to disguise their agent-provocateur as well.

Do You Know Where Your Enemy Lies In Waiting?
When will Malaysians ever realize that they cannot believe or understand things at face value? We seem to follow every single thing they do, but any fight that a Muslim does seem to be an act of terrorism for them. They want us to take them as allies, but burn us at every possible moment.

They wish you would disbelieve as they disbelieved so you would be alike. So do not take from among them allies until they emigrate for the cause of Allah . But if they turn away, then seize them and kill them wherever you find them and take not from among them any ally or helper.
Surah An-Nisa, Verse 89

Why do we need or even desire to be like them? Again and again, we had been warned:
"If one imitates another nation or people, he will be from them." [Imaam Abu-Daawud]

Will they ever realize the mask they wear is just a mask of deceit that eats away their faith and who they are? Or will it be too late for them when they finally take off their masks and find out that they have intended is the destruction of their own people and religion?

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