A vote for opposition, a vote for 'hudud'http://www.malaysiakini.com/letters/80828
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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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