PAS’s Defective Sense of Priority
Events of yesterday exposed further PAS’s defective sense of priority.
The HOTTEST ISSUE in Malaysia for the past one week was none other than the Malaysian Catholic Christians ‘naughty’ attempt to use the name ALLAH as their God.
Since the INFAMOUS High Court decision to allow the Christians to use the word ALLAH, Muslim NGOs have held series of demonstrations to oppose the ruling, and to demand the Raja-Raja Melayu and the Government to take necessary actions to REVERSE the decision.
Despite the Government’s initial success in getting the High Court for a STAY OF EXECUTION pending the ALLAH case being heard in the higher Appeal Court, the Muslim NGOs still staged demonstrations in major mosques in the Klang Valley, and a few other mosques accross the country, to continue making their points to the government and general public alike. Notable demonstrations were in Masjid Negara, Masjid Kampung Baru and Masjid Shah Alam. Certain speakers in those demonstrations even indicated the willingness of Muslims among their ranks who are willing to die in defense of Islam and the SANCTITY of the word ALLAH.
While the nation was anticipating such demonstrations, not many were expecting the worse. Yesterday, 3 churches in the Klang Valley became targets of arson attacks, one of which severely destroyed the ground floor of a 3-storey church premis in Desa Melawati, Hulu Kelang.
While nation was focussed on those demonstrations and the arson attacks, not many realized that PAS Youths were holding their own demonstrations infront of the Egyptian embassy in Kuala Lumpur. According to PAS-linked Harakahdaily:
‘KUALA LUMPUR, 8 Jan: Lebih seribu berhimpun secara aman di hadapan Kedutaan Mesir di ibu negara hari ini bagi menyerahkan memorandum membantah tindakan kerajaan negara itu yang bersekongkol dengan Israel menindas umat Islam Palestin. Himpunan anjuran Dewan Pemuda PAS Pusat (DPPP) itu bermula di perkarangan Kompleks Tabung Haji selepas solat Jumaat tengahari tadi dan seterusnya berarak lebih kurang 4 kilometer ke bangunan Kedutaan Mesir yang terletak di Jalan Rhu, Ampang. The demonstration was to convey the displeasure of Malaysians for the MISTREATMENT of the Palestinians in Gaza by the Israeli security forces, and what looked like Egyptian co-operation with the Israelis in blocking the much-needed humanitarian assistence to the encircled Palestinians in Gaza.’
Its commendable that PAS Youth had organised the march to the Egyptian Embassy and aired their grievences to the Egyptian authorities. Palestinians in Gaza is in neeed of help from their fellow Muslims all over the world. But, as wise men say, ‘CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME’. At this point in time, right in Malaysia, under our noses, the SANCTITY of our ONE GOD, ALLAH, is under attactk by the ‘naughty’ Christians.
It looks like the PAS Youths are more concerned about the Israelis mistreatment of Palestinians in Gaza, the defense of which has been well co-ordinated by the Hamas fighters, than the attack on our ALLAH almighty, right on our door step. PAS’s sense of priority still appears defective and faulty.