Faced with intense scrutiny for what turned out to be an unpopular act that they had probably figured on carrying out with impunity, the Jais, or Selangor Islamic Religious Department,Â continuesÂ to split semantic hairs on exactly what its police force did at Damansara Utama Methodist Church.
Never mind the earlier reported wordsÂ defending theÂ raid: “We found evidence of proselytisation towards Muslims … We carried out the raid after receiving information that there were Muslims who attended a breaking-of-fast event at the church.”
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Ezam wants to burn down online news portals
SHAH ALAM: Umno senator Ezam Mohd Nor said he has to come to the defence of Islam and will wage war against those who tarnish the religion, including burning online news portals.
He also warned Muslim staff of Malaysiakini and Malaysian Insider not to become agents for infidels.
“Don’t be a (Brutus) for the infidel’s agenda. You can find employment elsewhere,” Ezam said after claiming that these portals showed strong stance against the JAIS action at the Damansara Utama Methodist Church (DUMC).
“We give you a last warning. If you don’t stop, we’ll burn,” said Ezam, a former ally of Anwar Ibrahim.
He also extended his threat to the Muslims who abet the non-Muslims in conversions out of Islam.
“We have no choice but to wage war to protect the Muslim faith,” said Ezam in front of 500 fellow Muslims at the compound of the Selangor state mosque in Shah Alam.
Other personalities present included Umno Youth excoÂ Lokman Nor Adam and Kulim Bandar Baharu MP, Zulkifli Noordin.
The gathering organised by newly formed Gerakan Cegah Murtad was meant to show their support for the action taken by Selangor Islamic Affairs Department (JAIS) against DUMC.
Last week, JAIS raided DUMC over allegations that Muslims were being converted.
Warning to MB and exco members
On a similar note Ezam told dozens of reporters that Muslims have no issues with non-Muslims.
“We have a problem if Shah Alam MP pawns Islam,” Ezam added, and extended his warning to Selangor’s Christian exco members- Teresa Kok, Elizabeth Wong, Ronnie Liu and Xavier Jayakumar.
“We have problems with infidels who convertÂ Muslims,” he said.
Meanwhile Zulkifli Nordin outlined four steps the group would take in the coming days.
“We will send a memorandum to JAIS to help them. We’ll also pressure the authorities for action against churches especially DUMC since it is illegal,” said Zulkifli.
He added Muslims would also be askde to lodge police reports in all districts within Selangor for police action.
Lastly he said that the group would meet the Sultan so that the Sultan can rectify the problem.
“The police and the Attorney General must take immediate action against Ezam under Sections 503 and 505 of the Penal Code, for criminal intimidation and mischief,” he said in a statement.
He said Ezam should not be let off the hook simply because he was “from the ruling party or aligned to the government”.
He added that it was appalling that a sitting member of the Dewan Negara had uttered such words and threatened publicly to carry out criminal acts.
“This is an outrageous threat to the property and offices of these two news portals; more seriously it is also a threat of grievous harm or death against their staff, writers and other occupants,” he said.