General, Polemics

The cowardice of /k at LYN Forum

These trolls inhabiting LYN Forum are hillarious. They remind me of the pests who infest the RP section at Digital Point Forums. Whether they are Malaysian trolls or orang putih trolls, they share a common trait…they cannot argue coherently without dishing out ad hominem and then bringing your social media accounts, your websites or your personal information to the table. When you explain to these idiots that the so-called account belonging to yours truly is no longer accessible, is outdated and that it is no longer used, they then overwhelm you with hosting information which are nothing more than circumstantial, and reused polemical information from my old foes back in the day and from way back to 2006! Continue reading

Fun, General

Best Muslim homestay in Penang

Muslim Homestay Pulau Pinang

Muslim Homestay Pulau Pinang

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In this article, we will talk about our Muslim homestay in Penang and why it is the best choice for you. We know that there are others available in this area but we are one of the best Muslim homestays in Pulau Pinang. We know that simply telling you that we are the best is not enough. We will also have to prove it to you somehow. We plan to do that in a very objective way, based on universal attributes that a Muslim homestay should have. So, if you want an objective look at why we are the best homestay for you and how to choose any homestay, then this is the article for you because we would tell you all of the information that you need to know. After reading this article, you would know how to pick the perfect Muslim homestay for you and hopefully you will know that we are the right homestay for you. Continue reading

General, Press

The “Swedish” three

selfie

Frankly I couldn’t care less about what Ali Abd Jalil thinks of the Malaysian royalty (and personally I don’t think he’s able to do anything about it anyway, much less gain support for his call for a “republic”) but the two female murtadds with him are the ones that interests me the most. Oh don’t worry, bitches…I am watching you both. Just because I have been pursuing other interests at the moment does not mean that I have not been observing.

General, Polemics

When Indons go ape and try to DDOS your blog….

plotandplan

On Friday night and nearly the whole day of Saturday (until I managed to figure out and counter the problem), my Bahasa Melayu blog at Pendapat Kritis was experiencing server timeout issues and frequent down-time. I alerted my web host to the problem and they investigated. As it turns out, it was a massive DDOS attack (using amateur tools like LOIC and other software) from a bunch of disgruntled Indons who actually dedicated a Facebook group in my honour.

So once I enabled the WordFence security plugin, I was able to contain the problem. However, this only lasted for several hours before the server again experienced severe outages again. A further check of the group revealed that there were hundreds of Indons gunning for my blog, LMAO. There was no way that WordFence….a good plugin though it is…could handle such a massive load from hundreds of angry Indons pulling their computer resources together to run a DDOS tool. Hence the only sensible thing to do was for me to add my Malay blog to CloudFlare and change my nameservers to point to the service.

It took several hours for the nameservers to fully propagate but when it did…the effect was pure awesomeness. Now CloudFlare acts as a filter to clear out the massive false connections to the blog, while WordFence does its job properly to knock out too-frequent connections that cannot possible be done by a human. In other words, its a two-pronged security net. So…

keep-calm-and-fuck-indonesia

And I would advise you to do the same :mrgreen:

General

Purely business

I have been thinking about it for some time and I think I have made up my mind that I will turn ibnjuferi.biz into a purely business-oriented website. This is part of my future plans to further tighten my network’s niches and provide value to the overall SEO benefits that my closed network can pass onto other websites in my other clusters. Currently there are a lot of content on ibnjuferi.biz where I have exposed the identities of the apostates behind the infamous “Murtads in Malaysia and Singapore” (MMS) Facebook group.

These information are important in the war effort against the murtadd movement in general, so what I will do is to move these content to a more suitable web property which I will announce once the process is completed. Then I can go ahead and wipe out the content on ibnjuferi.biz and turn it into the business blog that it should be.

General, Polemics

Confronting the internet troll on Quora

It looks like the same internet troll that has been bothering me for quite some time — by impersonating either myself or my son — is now back with a fake account on the social question & answer website Quora. I have reported the internet troll to the Quora.com team, the e-mail of which is as follows:

MIME-Version: 1.0
Received: by 10.205.18.197 with HTTP; Thu, 28 Feb 2013 19:10:29 -0800 (PST)
Date: Fri, 1 Mar 2013 11:10:29 +0800
Delivered-To: menj1980@gmail.com
Message-ID:
Subject: Account Impersonation of my son
From: MENJ
To: feedback@quora.com
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1

Hi, I would like to inquire about whether you could take account
against this impersonation account:
http://www.quora.com/Muawiyah-Rayyan This internet troll has been
going around registering accounts on social media websites
impersonating my son, who is 1 years old, in order to defame me. Could
you do something about this?

Best regards,

– MENJ

Quora: http://www.quora.com/Mohd-Elfie-Nieshaem-Juferi

Incidentally, I made contact with this troll and it seems that he is persistent on continuing this silly game of his.

internet_troll_moron

Well, we shall see how this turns out. In the meantime, I will continue reporting this troll’s fake accounts whenever and wherever they pop up.

General, Press

Near Eastern and Semitic Studies Information Archive (NESSIA)

I am pleased to announce the launch of the Near Eastern and Semitic Studies Information Archive (NESSIA), a digital library which aims to provide a collection of documents, books and images that are related to the Near East as well as Semitic studies. Our goal is to position ourselves as a useful resource for students, academicians as well as the average person interested in these subjects to visit our site and use our collection as a source for their references.

Between the 17th century and early 20th century, Orientalism was too clearly tainted by Judeo-Christian polemics. The term “Judeo-Christian” in itself is a term that ignores nearly a millenium and a half of Semitic history by its exclusion of Islam as a Semitic religion that today outpopulates the “Judeo” by over a billion and is nearly equal to the “Christian” in that most inappropriate term. Though much valuable scholarship was found in that era, the sense of paranoia towards Islam was unambiguous as Orientalist scholarship attempted to discredit Islam upon every level as some illegitimate child of the Semitic tradition.

However, in the 21st century we see a new fresh dose of sincere research and analysis as the intentions of old are discarded in the Orientalist scholarship of the Western world. Along with this sincerity is an attempted resurrection of the 18th and 19th century anti-Muslim discrimination under an academic disguise. The sincerity must be encouraged and the discrimination dismissed through exchanges of knowledge and definitive evidence.

It must now be recognized that the Muslim world is an integral component of the Semitic tradition. For too long have the 1.5 billion Muslims who make up 1/4 of this planet’s population been excluded due to either lack of understanding or outright religious discrimination. The Near Eastern Semitic Studies Information Archive (NESSIA) is a pioneering step from the Muslim world into the sphere of Orientalism. The primary goal of NESSIA is to promote understanding of the Muslim world, the religion of Islam, the Arabic language all in the context of the Semitic linguistic, religious and cultural tradition.

It is here that understanding will be promoted, and it is here that misinformation will be thoroughly dismissed.

General

Hosting issue resolved

There was an outage with the server this site was hosted on, causing significant downtime problems since 17th April. After digging further, I found out that it was an issue of the hosting company with their datacentre, which promoted the DC to disable the internet port connecting the company’s server to the world. So I decided to look for an alternative company and, upon the recommendation of many, finally found a hosting company located in the same country as the previous one.

After paying the fees for the new hosting and waiting for the datacentre to reconnect the port, it was only a matter of minutes to open a support ticket and request for an account transfer from their staff. The whole process took less than an hour.

Now, as you can see, the site is fully functional again.

Updated 6:43PM: Site is still behaving weirdly and I was unable to visit the site for several hours after I posted the news above. Hopefully it will be sorted out over the next few days once the DNS is fully propagated.