“…even one case of apostasy is serious. Why wait for 100,000? It is as if the issue is not serious among Muslims.” Oh, horror of horrors! Islamic Tolerance Alert: “Perak Mufti Takes Jakim To Task Over Apostate Issue,” from Bernama:
IPOH, July 10 (Bernama) — The Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) has been asked to be pro-active in investigating the apostate issue in view of its serious nature.
Perak Mufti Datuk Seri Harussani Zakaria Monday said Jakim should have started investigations without waiting for reports from other quarters.
“They (Jakim) are not serious in tackling this issue… even one case of apostasy is serious. Why wait for 100,000? It is as if the issue is not serious among Muslims,” he told reporters at his office, here.
“I am prepared to provide a report but please come to see me,” he said when asked to comment on the statement by Jakim director-general Datuk Mustafa Abdul Rahman asking those who had conducted a study and found that 100,000 Muslims had become apostates to submit a report to the department.
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Datuk Dr Abdullah Md Zin, Sunday had also asked Harussani to substantiate his claim that 100,000 Muslims had become apostates.
Harussani also expressed his disappointment over Jakim’s announcement that five serious issues involving Muslims, among them secularism, liberalism and hedonism, which had earlier been brought up at the Rulers Conference, no longer needed to be discussed.