Perkasa wants special Parliament sitting on Allah issue, says daily

Dr Shamsuddin Moner

Jennifer Gomez, TMI

Malay rights group Perkasa has called for a special Parliament session to discuss the use of the word “Allah” by non-Muslims.

It said the diplomatic approach taken thus far has failed and instead, caused Islam to be insulted.

Perkasa religious affairs bureau chairman Dr Shamsuddin Moner also called on Muslim opposition MPs, especially from PAS, to support his call for a special Dewan Rakyat session, if their struggle was truly for Islam, Umno mouthpiece Utusan Malaysia reported today.

Shamsuddin said that otherwise, the party would be seen as being Islamic from appearance only.

“Let us be Malay leaders who are brave in defending Islam and not give in to pressure from certain quarters who are only interested in votes, because there is no price tag for the blessings of Allah,” he was quoted by the Malay daily.

Shamsuddin said the use of the word “Allah” must be defended by people of the Islamic faith as the religion demanded it, even to the last drop of blood.