In modern, moderate Malaysia, Ruslan Kassim wants to chop off your head if you insult Islam. In the United States, we are even more moderate than that. The only thing that will happen to you if you insult Islam in the U.S. is that you will be accused of racism, bigotry, and whatever else the Islamic supremacist libel mill can think of you, and shunned by all decent, right-thinking folk. Ah, the land of the free and the home of the brave!
A Perkasa leader has threatened to “chop the heads off” those who “ridicule” Islam and the Selangor sultan.
In a fiery speech, Perkasa information chief Ruslan Kassim told those attending a rally in front of the Selangor palace for such “parasites” to “get lost”.
“If they continue to ridicule the religion and the sultan, we will chop off their heads.
“It is better they get lost, better they die, better they don’t live in this country than be a disease, a virus and a parasite on our religion, race and country,” he said.
This is in relation to the Selangor Islamic Affairs Council’s (Mais) refusal to return the 321 copies of the Bible seized by the Selangor Islamic Affairs Department (Jais) from Bible Society Malaysia (BSM).
“Sometimes, we need the blood of martyrs and we are willing to die to defend the name of Allah, God willing,” he said to cheers.
According to Utusan Online, about 200 people from various NGOs attended the rally in front of Istana Bukit Kayangan, Shah Alam. But the figure was later revised to 2,000.
PAS reps ‘rude, uncouth and discourteous’
The rally was also to protest the call by four PAS parliamentarians – Khalid Samad (Shah Alam), Dr Siti Mariah Mahmud (Kota Raja), Hanipa Maidin (Sepang) and Che Rosli Che Mat (Hulu Langat) – for Selangor to amend laws to clip Mais’ powers.
“Perkasa regards the action of the four MPs as rude, uncouth and discourteous in the context of Malay culture, what more it touched on the role and power of the Malay ruler as head of the Islam.
“It is apt that the four MPs be charged under the Sedition Act because their statement had impacted very badly on the Malay royal institution and belittled the role of Mais and Jais,” Bernama quoted Selangor Perkasa chief Abu Bakar Yahya as saying after the rally.
The two-hour gahering from 11am was also attended by Perkasa president Ibrahim Ali.
Prior to this, Attorney-General Abdul Gani Patail announced that prosecution would not be carried out over the seizure of bibles and the case was closed.
Subsequently, Selangor Menteri Besar Abdul Khalid Ibrahim ordered Jais to return the copies to BSM.
However, Mais chairperson Mohamad Adzib Mohd Isa said the council disagreed with the directive on the basis that it was out of the jurisdiction of the state government.
Yesterday, the Mais issued a statement to deny that the sultan endorsed the rally and that the sultan is now out of town.