PAS (Parti Islam Se- Malaysia) , today, is it relevant?

genre: Islamist political party in Malaysia

headed by: Nik Aziz Nik Mat (Spiritual Leader), Abdul Hadi Awang (President)

aim: to establish Malaysia as a country based on Islamic legal theory derived from the primary sources of Islam, the Quran and Sunnah

work for aim @ last election: win the hearts of non-Muslim Malaysians by rarely mentioned about the setting up of an Islamic state, which has been one of the party’s main objective throughout the history

short history: In 1999 the Terengganu Government passed the Hudud and Qisas bill which drew much opposition, and eventually prompted the Democratic Action Party (DAP) to leave the Barisan Alternatif coalition

flaws: PAS strongly support the sharia law to oppose apostasy. On 5 November 2006, an estimated 5,000 people gathered in front of a church in Ipoh after false information concerning more than 100 Muslim would apostasize was spread. Now, formed coalition with the PKR and DAP.

now: motto Pas For All to woo non-Muslim supporters.


One Response to “PAS (Parti Islam Se- Malaysia) , today, is it relevant?”

  1. Fuzzy! Says:

    Should apostasy be legalized? Islam is something in your heart, not shackles of law. If a person wants to convert out, he’s an apostate, isn’t he? No matter what his legal status is.

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