Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Mohd. Najib today classifies lesbians, gay, bi-sexuals and transvestites (LGBT), liberals and pluralists as anti Islam, in front a congregation of 11,000 imams and clergymen. These groups are some of the justification for those who are spinning these issues in the name of ‘rights’ , in their systematic attack against Islam.
Najib: LGBTs, liberalism, pluralism are enemies of Islam
UPDATED @ 02:08:08 PM 19-07-2012By Hafidz BaharomJuly 19, 2012
Najib said it was compulsory in Islam to combat pluralism, liberalism, and LGBT behaviour.—File pic
SERDANG, July 19 ― The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community along with liberalism and pluralism were today branded as enemies of Islam by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak in front of a crowd of over 11,000 imams and mosque committee members from across the nation.“LGBTs, pluralism, liberalism ― all these ‘isms’ are against Islam and it is compulsory for us to fight these,” he said.
Najib also said the government supports human rights, but within the boundaries of Islam.
“We do support human rights, but we must do so within the boundaries set by Islam,” he said.
The prime minister also told Muslims to avoid discord which could threaten those who safeguard Islamic principles.
“If the nation falls into a state of chaos, who will safeguard these people?” he asked.
The event, organised by the Prime Minister’s Office, started off with the Minister in Prime Minister’s Office Maj-Gen (R) Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom saying that imams must defend the government against these threats.
“There are so many attacks on our religion. LGBTs, pluralism, liberalism, Seksualiti Merdeka. We must stand strong and defend the government,” he said.
Attendees were also given a book which was written by Najib himself, entitled “Agenda Islam Dalam Transformasi Negara”.
Yesterday, Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim also said that he did not support the rights of LGBTs and advocates the sanctity of marriage being that between a man and a woman.
Liberalism is the belief in total liberty and equality of an individual, while many conservative Muslims are opposed to religious pluralism because of fears it could lead to other religions being put on the same standing as Islam.
This is inline what Fourth Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s position on the same matter, where he describes LGBT as :Not natural and can lead to end of mankind” :
Published: Thursday June 28, 2012 MYT 4:50:00 PM
Dr M: LGBTs “not natural” and can lead to end of mankind
By TASHNY SUKUMARAN
KUALA LUMPUR: Former premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said that LGBTs were “not natural” for biological reasons.
“Men marrying men, women marrying women… It’s not natural. Just imagine if we all indulge in that. No children. One generation and the whole human race is wiped out.”
Speaking at a forum “Politics and Business: The Malaysian Connection” at a hotel here, Mahathir said that once you catered for a specific group such as the LGBT, others would follow suit and ask for more rights too.
“Now we have institutions for men and men, women and women. I want to see how many children they have,” he said.
Opposition Leaders such as Anwar Ibrahim, Azmin Ali, Tian Chua and Elizabeth Wong are giving total support to these groups now deemed ‘Anti Islam’, which include the LGBT communities. In their desperate effort to woo support from any quarters possible, they are willing to defy the Federation of Malaysia Constitution for the support of LGBT rights.
PAS in the past had been extremely silent on the matter, especially on LGBT issue.
So if PAS is a partner-in-crime with PKR and DAP in their ‘marriage-of-(in)conveniences-between-strange-bedfellows’ and fully support each other as a partner, then PAS as a political party must come and state their position on the matter. Their silence and appliance-of-complete-ignorance on the matter is not reflective of their official stance.
In past, PAS has been severely lambasted even by its own members for their stance to support the ‘Kalimah Allah’ in the Malay bible episode, their silence in the protelyzation process at Damansara Utama Methodist Church August last year and their willingness to drop the struggle for ‘Hudud Law’ and their own battle cry of ‘struggle to institute an Islamic state based on Al Quran and Hadith’ in favor of the sensitivities as ‘joint venture partners’ to the liberals within PKR and anti Islam and Chinese Chauvinists of DAP.
PAS can no longer afford to be silent on their stance as many voters in the Malay heartland, even their own members and supporters, whose irritation are growing by the non committal attitude on fundamental issues.