‘Don’t stop at IS, go after like-minded religious officers’

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PETALING JAYA: The war against the Islamic State (Isis) in Malaysia must not be confined to militants but also include Isis-minded religious officers who spread hate, intolerance and bigotry, Lim Kit Siang said.

“And (those who) repudiate the fundamental principles in the Merdeka Constitution 1957, Malaysia Agreement 1963 and Rukunegara which provide that all Malaysians are citizens and not ‘kafir harbi’ or ‘kafir dhimmi’,” the DAP supremo said, alluding to Pahang Mufti Abdul Rahman Osman.

Rahman had last week caused a stir when he said it was a big sin to be working with DAP, who were considered kafir harbi, or infidels who are enemies of Islam.

He is currently being probed for sedition.

Lim’s statement comes in the wake of confirmation by the Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar yesterday that the attack on the Movida nightclub in Puchong on June 28 was the first act of terror by IS in the country.

In the past week, the Gelang Patah MP noted, police have arrested 15 IS militants, including low-ranking police officers, who were plotting robberies in Kuala Lumpur to raise funds for IS cells in Malaysia.

Lim went on to ask the Najib Razak-led government if it accepted the Merdeka Constitution 1957, Malaysia Agreement 1963 and Rukunegara 1970 which stipulates that all Malaysians are citizens and not “kafir harbi”.

“What are you going to do to stop the rhetoric of hate, intolerance and bigotry.”