Hudud and Qisas Laws December 27, 2008Posted by malaysianstory in Malaysian By Election.
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PAS said it again. They are bent to implement hudud and qisas laws when they take over the federal government. When? Only God knows,
They restated their obdurate stand over hudud and qisas when on Friday night, PAS so-called theologian and vice-president Datuk Husam Musa at a political debate at Balai Islam in Kota Baru reiterated the party’s hardline policy to turn Malaysia into an Islamic State.
Understandably, Husam’s statement was made in anticipation of the Kuala Terenggani by-election to justify the 80,229 voters that the party is a true Islamic party and will not reverse its stance on Islam. Husam is also the Kubang Kerian MP.
In the 12th general election, PAS were the benefactors of calculated, pragmatic politics on the part of a great many voters, Muslim and non-Muslim alike.
These voters gave them the mandate, not because they found the party’s ideology and its shelved but unabandoned ‘Islamic State’ agenda appealing, but because they were determined to be rid of BN and its race-based, divide and rule politics, at a cost well calculated.
We all knew PAS would not form the federal government on its own. We knew that if we succeeded in removing the BN regime, we would not be entrenching Pas ‘Islamic State’.
So they dropped ‘Islamic State’ from their 2008 election manifesto. And they endorsed our People’s Declaration.And they are now part of Pakatan Rakyat.
It seems that PAS President Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang has also not given up the hope to turn Malaysia into an Islamic State.
Hadi Awang also twists and turns the fact that there was no reason why they (the non-Muslim) could not accept the concept of an Islamic state, since non-Malays accepted capitalism, socialism and other Western ideologies, as reported in a recent News Straits Times report.
In response, DAP Selangor in a statement reminded Hadi to acknowledge that Malaysia is a plural society and that any call to turn the country into a state of any religion, be it Islamic State, Catholic State, Christian State, Buddhist State or Hindu State is unconstitutional, incompatible in Malaysia and violate the fundamental basis of nation-building process.
If PAS cannot expect those who aspire to retain the secular state established under the Federal Constitution, can we expect PAS to abandon its ‘Islamic State’ agenda just because they are now part of the Pakatan?
Why should PAS leaders not publicly clamour about their ‘Islamic State’ agenda?
Why don’t they come clean about what their ‘Islamic State’ agenda is all about. And answer all our queries and doubts about their ‘Islamic State’ once and for all. They should be remindful that ultimately the rakyat are mandated to decide what this should be and not just by a handful of self-proclaimed theologians.