Sermon issue: DAP should apologize, not JAIPPahang State Islamic Religious Department (JAIP) did not have to apologize, instead DAP should do so, because the party has no right to interfere in the Islamic affairs.
Chairman of the Bureau of Islamic Affairs of the Pertubuhan Pribumi Perkasa Malaysia (PERKASA), Dr. Amini Amir Abdullah said he fully supported the statement by Pahang Mufti, Datuk Seri Dr. Abdul Rahman Osman, who stressed that the content of the sermons in question is an advice to the Muslims to be united.
"PERKASA would like to stress that the sermon is the best platform to convey the important message on Islam to all Muslims. DAP has no right to give an ultimatum or a warning to JAIP without understanding the content of the Aidiladha sermon," he said in a statement today.
According to Dr. Amini, DAP should apologize to JAIP for meddling in the affairs of the Muslims.
"This is the second time DAP has interfered with the content of sermons in Malaysia. PERKASA is of the opinion that DAP has no right to meddle in the affairs of sermons and Islamic affairs in the country," he said.
PERKASA is also of the opinion that national unity will be difficult to realize if the Muslims put more importance on the political parties against the interests of Islam which is a much bigger priority and more noble.
PERKASA also urged DAP not to overreact whenever there were calls for Malay Muslims to unite. We note that the DAP had changed their political strategies in order to get the support of the Malays.
"The Malays must be very careful with the change in their political strategy so as not to fall into DAP political trap.
"We must understand the entire content of sermon, which was a bold and forthright reminder to the Muslims of DAP political strategy that could split the Malay-Muslims in this country," he said.
Therefore, according to Dr. Amini, Muslims must unite to uphold Islam, empowering the Islamic community and defend this country from enemies’ threats at any time. –