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The government’s official sermon delivered at mosques nationwide today warned Muslims against taking part in any street rallies or illegal assemblies, alleging attempts by unnamed parties to use rallies to cause “havoc and chaos.”
Muslims were also told that patriotism meant undivided loyalty towards the country and its leaders.
File photo of Perkasa members holding a protest outside the National Mosque in Kuala Lumpur on August 19, 2011.
The sermon delivered today, three days before PKR’s rally in support of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim on January 9, charged that street rallies and demonstrations which were usually accompanied by violence and chaos went against Islamic teachings and were “extremist” in nature.
It was delivered at all mosques today and was prepared by the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jakim), which is under the Prime Minister’s Department.
“Whoever is involved with these people (rally organisers) have actually committed a grave offence and have sinned against Muslims as well as (threatened) the country’s peace,” said the sermon, without naming who it was referring to.
It claimed that there were attempts by “irresponsible people” who distorted facts through the media and the Internet to spread “lies” to justify street rallies and illegal demonstrations.
“They are instigating people by planting feelings of dissatisfaction and hatred towards the rulers by shouting slogans pictured as (proof) of a wave of discontent among people.
“Using justice and transparency as a means to mask their intentions, they drag people to the streets, using them as shields but in truth they have their own agendas,” said the sermon, adding that the ultimate goal of these groups was total chaos and weakening of the country’s leadership as well as unity.
“This will then give an impression to the rest of the world that this country is no longer peaceful,” added the sermon.
It compared this scenario to what happened during Prophet Muhammad’s time, where the enemies of Islam — apostates and Jews — spread lies and deceit to sow discord among Muslims, and how that attempt failed in the end, thanks to the wisdom of the Prophet.
“Patriotism is deeply rooted in love, loyalty to the country and its leaders... it is undivided loyalty,” said the sermon.
PKR today announced that a rally on the January 9 in support of Anwar will be held in the parking area outside the High Court in Jalan Duta here, saying that it has police permission to do so.
PKR deputy president Azmin Ali had announced on Tuesday that Pakatan Rakyat (PR) will be amassing over 100,000 people in a show of support for Anwar when the High Court delivers its decision on his Sodomy II trial.
Kuala Lumpur police chief Datuk Mohmad Salleh confirmed the matter during a brief, joint press conference with PKR after their meeting.
Anwar, 64, is charged with sodomising former male aide Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan at a condominium in upscale Damansara Heights here in June 2008, a few months before returning from a decade in the political wilderness and winning back his Permatang Pauh parliamentary seat.
This represents the second time he has been prosecuted for sodomy.
If found guilty, he could spend up to 20 years behind bars but will escape the caning penalty as he is over 60. It would effectively spell the end of his political career and his chance to be prime minister.