Happily ever after?
Abby Abadi was a pop singer and television actress. Today she is the PAS poster girl and dubbed a celebrity ‘ustazah’.
Some DAPsters are appealing for support for PAS based on the idea that the Islamist party can brought to the “middle” ground by the non-Muslim voters.
Who do you think is more likely to change? Can DAPsters influence PAS women to ubah their wardrobe?
DAP Parliamentarian Teo Nie Ching is standing “too close” to a bukan-muhrim (picture below). She must be reminded not to do this at the gender-segregated PAS functions.
Do you think DAP can influence PAS women to buka tudung?
Or has PAS managed to persuade DAP women to pakai tudung?
Kalau DAPster mahu berhujah bahawa tutup aurat itu sunnah (walau bagi yang bukan-Islam) maka benda-benda makruh dan haram pun harus dijauhi juga.
Therefore, the ‘No Beer’ ruling in Shah Alam should have been supported but instead the DAPsters created a ruckus. ‘Inconsistency’ is their middle name.
Other than Karpal and Norman, there is a thundering silence from the DAP with regard to PAS’s “cannot do this, cannot do that” rules imposed on non-Muslims.
Instead DAP takes the opposite tack by constantly labelling MCA as “anti-Islam” for criticizing the many PAS “ban this, ban that” policies.
DAP is always calling MCA and its BN partners “racists, all of you!”
Kononnya (according to DAPsters), MCA doesn’t like to see Chinese befriending Malays by going to the masjid/surau to socialize. And this is the accusation that comes from a Christian evangelist party which hooked up with the political Islam party in 2008 whereas MCA and Umno have been cooperating since 1952.
Which Chinese dare oppose DAP today?
Do you think 80-90 percent of Chinese being DAP supporters is a “moderate” situation? And don’t forget to count another 10 percent Chinese support for PKR.
How can there be any internal check (and balance) within the Chinese community itself when only 10 percent is left who do not agree with DAP-PKR?
Every day we see the Chinese electorate spitting in MCA’s face. And the personal attacks not only aimed at the politicians but extended to demeaning family members. It’s a case of ‘anything goes’ with the kind of insults thrown. No line of decency is drawn in the sand beyond which the combatants should not cross.
“Toleration” is only for fitnah (i.e. what is “tolerated” is slander, if it is the opponent who is the target).
Every day we see one particular media that caters to the Chinese readership featuring the personality cult of DAP evangelism.
A Google search on ‘Hannah Yeoh’ in http://www.thestar.com.my for the Past Week turns up 6 entries. That’s 6 stories over the last 7 days in The Star about Hannah Yeoh. It is the pro-Christian paper’s faithful act of daily worship.
The MCA is simply unable to put a check on its own paper’s direction and content.
DAPsters claim that through the carrot of their pro-Pakatan vote, they can ubah PAS to become more “moderate”.
Before we simply dismiss the suggestion offhand, let’s ponder a bit deeper.
If the DAP ideologue crowd actually think they can succeed in controlling PAS – they believe one, not I say one – then how are they planning to go about it?
I’m not talking about the DAP rank-and-file. I’m talking about the current crop of leaders (the Guan Eng coterie) steering the ship.
Two sides of the same religious coin
Examine those areas where the party has softened from its traditional PAS-PIS-PUS positions.
(PIS is Persatuan Islam Sa-Malaya and PUS is Persatuan Ulamak SeMalaya — the earlier names adopted by the party.)
One, PAS kicked out Hasan Ali. Two, PAS sidelined Ustaz Nasha. Three, PAS gave its backing to Nurul recently.
What is it that PAS and DAP both have in common?
Answer: It’s their abuse of religion to further the party politics. It is their willingness to bend to expediency.
Undergirding this is their canny chameleon ability to morph their ‘religious’ edicts.
Remember what PAS used to say about kafir and about DAP? Remember what DAP used to say about the Islamic state and about PAS?
Today DAP is okay with hudud as long as their march to Putrajaya is not derailed.
What is PAS okay about in its Putrajaya-first-everything-else-later ambitions?
Tidur sebantal, kiblat masing-masing
PAS was the first to come to Teo Nie Ching’s defence when she made her multiple forays into the mosques.
It similarly defended Nurul. She was speaking in Malaysia’s biggest evangelical church that day.
At the recent muktamar, the Dewan Pemuda PAS took Harakah to task. MCA is yet to take The Star to task. The parallel is not coincidental.
PAS is telling its supporters that it will tarbiyah DAP.
DAPsters are claiming they can “moderate” PAS.
That’s what each thinks. The more likely outcome is their mutual sandiwara will leave the country even more deeply mired in religious extremism.