PAS Youth supports church raid

(The Star) – The Selangor Islamic Religious Department (Jais) used its prerogative to raid a function at the Damansara Utama Methodist Church last week, PAS Youth said, adding the movement backed the action.

PAS Youth chief Nasrudin Hassan said it supported the Jais action on the principle that the department was keeping the akhlak (conduct) of the Muslims in check.

“Basically, the role of Jais is to protect the sanctity of Islam.

“There should not be any doubt on the action it took. Instead, it should be supported,” Nasrudin said after meeting Selangor executive councillor Datuk Dr Hasan Ali at his office here Tuesday.

Saying Dr Hasan had shown him strong “evidence” that led to the raid, Nasrudin said he was satisfied with the explanation given by the state exco member.

Urging critics not to be prejudiced, Nasrudin said Jais was merely carrying out its duty.