Nik Aziz only wants to win general election, says Mahathir

(Bernama) – KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 16 – Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has accused Datuk Nik Aziz Nik Mat of desperately wanting to win the general election and not fight for Islam.

He said the PAS spiritual leader’s wish was to win the general election and rule the country with DAP and Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR).

“Nik Aziz openly called Muslim Umno members infidels and is prepared to work with the devil which rejected the Islamic state championed by PAS.

“His support for non-Muslim views that Muslims become less Islamic is to garner support from non-Muslims for the general election.

“Priority is given to non-Muslims and not to enslave himself to Allah,” he said in his blog today.

He urged the Kelantan mentri besar to stop abusing and misinterpreting Islam for his political ends.

“Have faith in Allah and stop confusing Muslims in Malaysia just to win the general election,” he added.

Dr Mahathir said contrary to claims, Nik Aziz only fought in Malaysia and not throughout the oppressed Islamic world.

He challenged Nik Aziz to ask DAP to state that the Pakatan Rakyat coalition government would ban gambling, the sale of liquor and accept hudud law.

“If DAP refuses, will PAS be willing to take on DAP or will PAS remain silent as DAP’s help is important to win the general election?.

The former premier said Umno did not claim only its members were Muslims and bound for heaven although Nik Aziz labelled others as primitive.

“Muslim Umno members fight for race, religion (Islam) and country. The Umno constitution states that a person is considered a Malay if he is a Muslim.

“Nik Aziz will not include this condition as Malays are primitive and non-Muslims as they do not support PAS,” he added. – Bernama