JNN 17 Dec 2013 Kualalumpur : MALAYSIA’S Home Ministry on Thursday detailed its allegations that a senior leader of the opposition party, Parti Islam SeMalaysia (PAS), is a secret follower of the Shi’ite school of Islam, a controversial accusation in a staunchly Wahabi country that bans the preaching of Shiism.
Malaysia is the Second Country in the world after Saudi Arabia which openly fans sectarianism in Islam , by creating discrimination among Muslims following Different Sects of Islam . Malaysian Government Not only Prohibits Propagation of Shiite Islam, but even Prohibits Practicing of Shiite Islam , by its followers , which is even against the International Norms of Right of Free Choice of following any religion by its followers , in any part of the World.
The ministry’s secretary-general Abdul Rahim Mohamad Radzi told a news conference that “based on information”, PAS deputy president Mohamad Sabu had several times attended classes taught by two Shi’ite teachers in Semanggol, Perak in 2011. And “information” also showed that Mr Mohamad had visited a Shi’ite mosque in Satun in southern Thailand in 2011.
Datuk Seri Abdul Rahim provided a 10-point list. They included writings of Mr Mohamad praising and exhorting Muslims to follow the struggle of Iran’s late spiritual leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini – a Shi’ite – from as far back as 2005.
Mr Abdul Rahim said the ministry had been called to follow up on comments by Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi last Saturday.
Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has claimed on live television that the second-ranked leader in the opposition Parti Islam SeMalaysia (PAS) is a Shiiite, a controversial claim in staunchly Wahabi Malaysia.
“There is no need to hide,” Datuk Seri Zahid, speaking in his capacity as Umno vice-president, told some 3,000 delegates at the party’s annual assembly today (Sat). The speech was telecast live on television.
Though Mr Zahid did not name the person, he expressed puzzlement as to why PAS, which held its biennial elections two weeks ago, again picked a Shi’ite as “its number two”.
PAS deputy president Muhammad Sabu, who has long been accused by his political rivals within his own party of being a Shi’ite, has denied the accusation on several occassions.