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A Vote for the Opposition, A Vote for 'Hudud'

A Vote for the Opposition, A Vote for 'Hudud'

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Published by Tommy Peters
My wife and friends were appalled at me for voting a BN candidate. I asked them if I am the only one with his finger on the switch.

Given that PAS and PKR have together won more seats than the DAP, voting for the opposition coalition has brought us closer to the Wahhabi strain of Sharia, which includes ‘hudud’.

In line with PAS, the PKR manifesto had a point that promised to ‘selaraskan’ or ‘standardize’ the Sharia in all states, apparently ‘fractured’ under the BN. Non-Muslims in particular, do not realize that this one point could be a bone in their throat.

Now having won Kedah, Perak and Selangor, PAS and PKR would be obliged to bring these states in line with Kelantan. Malaysians tend to forget that during the Mahathir era, PAS had campaigned to include the ‘hudud’ to complete the code in Kelantan.

The DAP in Penang is in a curious position though, having been given a leg-up by its coalition partners to wrest the state.

During the election campaign, PAS and PKR derided the current ‘fractured’ situation but Malaysians in their frenzy failed to note that Umno may have deliberately kept the Sharia fractured to serve as a bulwark against the Arabized theological cloak enveloping the country.

What PAS and PKR are actually saying is the extent to which Malaysia is lacking Sharia is the extent to which it is un-Islamic and thus the situation needs to be rectified.

In Islamic states, the Wahhabi form of Sharia is the standard bearer and this strain is surreptitiously and patiently enveloping Malaysia vide a pincer movement comprising two generations of well disguised Wahhabi educated Muslims firmly entrenched in our midst and the elephant at the keyboard, a Wahhabi inspired media who Malaysians unwittingly view as a breath of fresh ‘Western’ air.

Malaysians do not realize that the world sees it as a gem within the Organization of Islamic Conference and not quite an ‘Islamic state’ and it is perhaps the only country amongst the 57 with more non-Muslim places of worship despite having a Muslim majority.

Malaysians do not realize that Umno, albeit not openly, shuns the Wahhabi strain while promoting a gentler form already in place the past 50 years, designed for a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic fabric but understandably derided by the Islamists as an antithesis to ‘real’ Islam.

Point is, would multi-cultural Malaysia accept the Sharia per se and if not, would the DAP be in a position to exert influence on its coalition partners to renege on their Sharia promise?

Not unlike Iran 30 years ago, by voting the opposition, Malaysians are unwittingly trading a corrupt but re-formable BN for ‘real’ Islam.

Words – Tommy Peters

My wife and friends were appalled at me for voting a BN candidate. I asked them if I am the only one with his finger on the switch.

Given that PAS and PKR have together won more seats than the DAP, voting for the opposition coalition has brought us closer to the Wahhabi strain of Sharia, which includes ‘hudud’.

In line with PAS, the PKR manifesto had a point that promised to ‘selaraskan’ or ‘standardize’ the Sharia in all states, apparently ‘fractured’ under the BN. Non-Muslims in particular, do not realize that this one point could be a bone in their throat.

Now having won Kedah, Perak and Selangor, PAS and PKR would be obliged to bring these states in line with Kelantan. Malaysians tend to forget that during the Mahathir era, PAS had campaigned to include the ‘hudud’ to complete the code in Kelantan.

The DAP in Penang is in a curious position though, having been given a leg-up by its coalition partners to wrest the state.

During the election campaign, PAS and PKR derided the current ‘fractured’ situation but Malaysians in their frenzy failed to note that Umno may have deliberately kept the Sharia fractured to serve as a bulwark against the Arabized theological cloak enveloping the country.

What PAS and PKR are actually saying is the extent to which Malaysia is lacking Sharia is the extent to which it is un-Islamic and thus the situation needs to be rectified.

In Islamic states, the Wahhabi form of Sharia is the standard bearer and this strain is surreptitiously and patiently enveloping Malaysia vide a pincer movement comprising two generations of well disguised Wahhabi educated Muslims firmly entrenched in our midst and the elephant at the keyboard, a Wahhabi inspired media who Malaysians unwittingly view as a breath of fresh ‘Western’ air.

Malaysians do not realize that the world sees it as a gem within the Organization of Islamic Conference and not quite an ‘Islamic state’ and it is perhaps the only country amongst the 57 with more non-Muslim places of worship despite having a Muslim majority.

Malaysians do not realize that Umno, albeit not openly, shuns the Wahhabi strain while promoting a gentler form already in place the past 50 years, designed for a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic fabric but understandably derided by the Islamists as an antithesis to ‘real’ Islam.

Point is, would multi-cultural Malaysia accept the Sharia per se and if not, would the DAP be in a position to exert influence on its coalition partners to renege on their Sharia promise?

Not unlike Iran 30 years ago, by voting the opposition, Malaysians are unwittingly trading a corrupt but re-formable BN for ‘real’ Islam.

Words – Tommy Peters

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A vote for opposition, a vote for 'hudud'
Tommy Peters | Apr 3, 08 4:40pm
My wife and most of my friends were appalled at me for voting aBN candidate. I asked them if I am the only one with his finger onthe switch.Given that PAS and PKR have together won more seats than theDAP, voting for the opposition coalition has brought us closer to theWahabbi strain of the Sharia which includes the ‘hudud’.In line with PAS, the PKR manifesto had a point that promised to ‘selaraskan’ or standardise the Sharia in all states, apparently ‘fractured’ under the BN. Non-Muslims in particular, do not realisethat this one point could be a bone in their throat.Now having won Kedah, Perak and Selangor, PAS and PKR would beobliged to bring these states in line with Kelantan. Malaysians tendto forget that during the Mahathir era, PAS had campaigned toinclude the ‘hudud’ to complete the code in Kelantan.The DAP in Penang is in a curious position though, having beengiven a leg-up by its coalition partners to wrest the state.During the election campaign, PAS and PKR derided the current ‘fractured’ situation but Malaysians in their frenzy failed to note thatUmno may have deliberately kept the Sharia fractured to serve as abulwark against the Arabised theological cloak enveloping thecountry.What PAS and PKR are actually saying is the extent to which theSharia lacks is the extent to which Malaysia is un-Islamic and thusthe situation needs to be rectified.In Islamic states, the Wahabbi form of Sharia is the standard bearer and this strain is surreptitiously and patiently enveloping Malaysiavide a pincer movement comprising two generations of well-disguised Wahabbi educated Muslims firmly entrenched in our midstand a Wahabbi inspired media who Malaysians unwittingly view as abreath of fresh ‘Western’ air.Malaysians do not realise that the world sees it as a gem within theOrganisation of Islamic Conference and not quite an ‘Islamic state’ and it is perhaps the only country amongst the 57 with more non-Muslim places of worship despite having a Muslim majority.Malaysians do not realise that Umno, albeit not openly, shuns theWahabbi strain while promoting a gentler form already in place thepast 50 years, designed for a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic fabricbut understandably derided by the Islamists as an antithesis to ‘real’ Islam.Point is, would Malaysians accept the Sharia per se and if not,would the DAP be in a position to exert influence on its coalitionpartners to renege on their Sharia promise?Not unlike Iran 30 years ago, by voting the opposition, Malaysiansare unwittingly trading a corrupt but reformable BN for ‘real’ Islam.
 
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 A Vote for the Opposition, A Vote For ‘Hudud’
 Published April 03 2008 – MalaysiakiniMarch 10 2008 – The Star
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