'A wanted man has coffee with Mamakthir' – don roasts VVIP treatment for Zakir
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
I nearly died laughing when Zakar.Naik referred to others as "religious fanatics" and that he had always fosterd "communal peace and harmony". Oh dear me, how I have misjudged him. Didn't realise he possessed such a great sense of humour.
Now having firmly secured the government, it is now time for umno 3.0 to manifest. No need to bother about what the rest of the Pakatan partners think. Bersatu is nothing more than umno 3.0 and Dr. Mahathir is now showing one of the many signs that Bersatu is no different than umno. It can now afford to disregard the views of non-muslims members of Pakatan.
To rub salt into the wound, Zakir Naik is accorded the highest respect: tea with umno 3.0's leader. He wants to give the message to all that having extremist views is alright. Is Dr. Mahathir supporting Mullah Zakir Naik's teachings like when he justified the destruction of Bamiyan Buddha by the Talibans?
Malaysiakini : Law lecturer Shamsher Singh Thind is the latest to wade into the
controversy surrounding the status of controversial Muslim preacher
Among others, the Penang-based lecturer wondered if he would be
accorded the privilege of having a cup of coffee with Prime Minister Dr
Mahathir Mohamad. Speaking to Malaysiakini, Shamsher questioned the need for
Zakir to be given "VVIP treatment" with regard to the latter's meeting
with Mahathir over the weekend.
"He was allowed to meet Mahathir over a cup of coffee? Will I ever get this chance?" he asked
Shamsher also addressed the allegations against Zakir, which ranged
from money laundering to inspiring terror-related activities. The
preacher has denied these claims.
"Is Zakir a terrorist? Or does he have any link to terrorism? Well, I don't know.
"Personally, I have no problems with him. I even attended his son's lecture at Universiti Sains Malaysia,” he added. On Zakir's critics accusing him of making hate speeches, Shamsher said this was not the main issue either. "The issue here is not about his, arguably, offensive speeches. "The issue here is that he is wanted in his country and Malaysia
should not interfere in the administration of justice by protecting
him," he pointed out.
"Why are we not returning someone who is wanted in India? Who are we to say India is wrong and Zakir is right?" he asked. Shamsher also recalled the case of Hamza Kashgari, a
journalist who was wanted in Saudi Arabia for a crime that is
punishable with death.