Update: So who is spinning here? by Sinatra Z, comparing differing reports from the same source by the Malaysian Insider, Malaysiakini and MStar.
Zakhir Mohamad explains why Pas needs the diversion in "Pas terdesak ..."
Original article:So why is his Spiritual leader saying something else? Going by the statements made by some of our ulamas, the Malay-Muslims of Malaysia are one confused lot. Or they are one race that will do anything i n politics.
Pas president Hadi Awang says his party is OK with the Catholics using Allah to refer to their God. He appears to caution these non-Muslims that they abuse/misuse that right at their own peril BUT his point is that Allah can be used by non-Muslims.
The same Harakah, however, had quoted Nik Aziz, or Tok Guru the Spiritual Leader of Pas, as saying something else here:
Excerpts:Yang mana satu nak ikut?
“Setiausaha Politik Menteri Besar, Anual Bakri Harun berkata, wartawan silap memahami apa yang disebut Menteri Besar kerana perkataan Allah hanya boleh digunakan bagi mereka yang telah menerima Islam.
“Bagi memahami konteks yang disebut Menteri Besar dengan lebih jelas kita kena memahami maksud surah Al Ikhlas iaitu Katakanlah (ya Muhammad), Dialah Allah yang Maha Esa, Allah yang dituju (meminta hajat). Dia tiada beranak dan tiada pula diperanakkan. Dan tidak ada satu pun yang menyerupaiNya.
“Oleh itu jelaslah nama Allah hanya wajar digunakan bagi mereka yang telah beriman dan tidak boleh menyalahi sifat 99 namaNya,” kata beliau di sini.”
Get the whole analysis and context from On Da Street h e r e.
Pic of The Malay Mail front page yesterday.
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