'We'll Chop Off Heads of Those Who Insult Islam'

A Perkasa, Malaysian, leader has threatened to "chop the heads off" those who "ridicule" Islam and the Selangor sultan.

In a fiery speech, Perkasa information chief Ruslan Kassim (right) told those attending a rally in front of the Selangor palace for such "parasites" to "get lost".

"If they continue to ridicule the religion and the sultan, we will chop off their heads.

"It is better they get lost, better they die, better they don't live in this country than be a disease, a virus and a parasite on our religion, race and country," he said.

Ruslan was speaking at the rally to show thanks to Sultan Sharafudin Idris Shah for "defending the sanctity of Islam" and the actions of the Selangor Islamic authorities.

This is in relation to the Selangor Islamic Affairs Council's (Mais) refusal to return the 321 copies of the Bible seized by the Selangor Islamic Affairs Department (Jais) from Bible Society Malaysia (BSM).

"Sometimes, we need the blood of martyrs and we are willing to die to defend the name of Allah, God willing," he said to cheers.

About 200 people from various NGOs attended the rally in front of Istana Bukit Kayangan, Shah Alam.

PAS reps 'rude, uncouth and discourteous'

The rally was also to protest the call by four PAS parliamentarians - Khalid Samad (Shah Alam), Dr Siti Mariah Mahmud (Kota Raja), Hanipa Maidin (Sepang) and Che Rosli Che Mat (Hulu Langat) - for Selangor to amend laws to clip Mais' powers.

"Perkasa regards the action of the four MPs as rude, uncouth and discourteous in the context of Malay culture, what more it touched on the role and power of the Malay ruler as head of the Islam.

"It is apt that the four MPs be charged under the Sedition Act because their statement had impacted very badly on the Malay royal institution and belittled the role of Mais and Jais," Bernama quoted Selangor Perkasa chief Abu Bakar Yahya as saying after the rally.

The two-hour gahering from 11am was also attended by Perkasa president Ibrahim Ali.

Prior to this, Attorney-General Abdul Gani Patail announced that prosecution would not be carried out over the seizure of bibles and the case was closed.

Subsequently, Selangor Menteri Besar Abdul Khalid Ibrahim ordered
Jais to return the copies to BSM.

However, Mais chairperson Mohamad Adzib Mohd Isa said the council disagreed with the directive on the basis that it was out of the jurisdiction of the state government.

Yesterday, Mais issued a statement to deny that the sultan endorsed the rally and that the sultan is now out of town.

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