The World Should take notice of the Ban on Shia community to perform their religious rites , and they should learn lesson from the Countries like Iran and Lebanon where religious freedom is even for Non Muslims , while Malaysia who poses as liberal country , are extremist who Just want to enforce their own sect on all , and doesnt give liberty to practice , the religion and sect of their choice . While the Malaysian constitution even allows the freedom of choice of religion and sect , while even in countries like china , and Singapore their is no restriction on Performing Religious rites , whether to followers of any sect or Religion .
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom said they are allowed in accordance with provisions in the constitution that gives the right of freedom of religion to people in this country.
“We don’t prohibit Shiite adherents to practice but there are acts in the states’ Islamic law that don’t allow preaching to adherents of Sunnah Wal Jamaah,” he said when replying to a supplementary question from Datuk Ismail Mohamed Said (BN-Kuala Krau).
Ismail wants to know if Shiite is a new teaching or sect and what action had been taken against its adherents.
Jamil said although the Shite teaching had been categorised as deviant by the National Fatwa Council, not all the teachings are contrary to that of Sunnah Wal Jamaah as practiced by Muslims in Malaysia.
“As such, they (Shiites) can’t be detained under the Internal Security (ISA),” he said when replying to a supplementary question from Nasharudin Mat Isa (PAS-Bachok) who wanted to know why the Shiites are not detained under ISA.
To the original question by Ismail, Jamil said various efforts had been taken by the government to check the spread of Shiite in the country.
This include issuing of fatwa that prohibits the spread of shiite, public awareness talks and monitoring and control of materials promoting Shiite.
He said religious agencies had also stepped up cooperation and taken legal action against those who violate provisions in the state’s syaria law.