The Malaysian Muslim political party known as PAS is going out of its way to reassure everyone — nervous non Muslims especially — that its plans for the eventual implementation of hudud law in Malaysia (or parts thereof) are nothing, absolutely nothing to worry about. In fact, this PAS devotion to Islamic law is causing a major rift in the forced political marriage that is otherwise known as the opposition coalition ‘Pakatan Rakyat’ (People’s Alliance). The unnatural alliance that PAS has arranged with the decidedly unIslamic yet dhimmfied Chinese-Malaysian-leftist Democratic Action Party (DAP) is threatening to come apart at the seams. A follow-up to this story; “Nik Aziz: Non-Muslims should stop making a fuss”, The Star, 27 September 2011 (thanks to Fatimah):
KOTA BARU: PAS spiritual adviser Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat has hit out at DAP for making a fuss about the hudud issue “when the party has nothing to do with Islam”.
“I really do not know why everyone who has nothing to do with hudud is so scared as if they have seen a ghost.
“DAP has nothing to do with Islam and I want to know its reasons why it wants to leave Pakatan Rakyat,” he told reporters at his residence at Pulau Melaka here yesterday.
He was asked to comment on press reports quoting DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng as threatening the mass resignation of the DAP leadership from the Pakatan council if the Islamic state agenda is included in the group’s election manifesto.
Nik Aziz, who is the Kelantan Mentri Besar, reiterated that hudud law had nothing to do with non-Muslims and they should not be unduly worried.
When asked to comment on the move to include hudud in the lists of Syariah punishments, Nik Aziz said this would be at the pleasure of the Sultan of Kelantan.
The Muslims, whether of PAS, UMNO or some other political party, whether Malaysian or otherwise, can be counted to keep reciting from the same script over and over: relax, infidels, do not fear Islam and go back to sleep. But if Islam is so ‘noble and pure‘ and what-have-you, then why would those ungrateful kufr have to be continuously reassured as to Islam’s intentions in the first place? Perhaps because Islam is not so benign after all?