Umno declares war against Shia Muslims, deviants and gays

Umno is Malaysia’s largest political party, seen here at its 66th anniversary celebration at the Bukit Jalil Stadium, on May 11, 2012. — (PHOTO: THE STAR PUBLICATION)

The United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) has declared war against Shia Muslims, deviants, gays and to all those who have insulted Islam.

UMNO is Malaysia’s largest political party and a founding member of the National front coalition, which has played a dominant role in Malaysian politics since independence.

UMNO tabled a resolution in its council introducing a bill in the Dewan Rakyat to only acknowledge Sunni Islam as the official religion in Malaysia.

They want the government to set up a commission, similar to the Human Rights Commission, to secure sovereignty of Islam by going after those it considers anti-Islam including those in the Internet and social media.

Shabudin Yahaya, Umno delegate from Penang, said the commission will also go after those it views as deviants such as cult members, homosexuals, and those accused of spreading “liberalism”, according to reports.

“With such a council, we will ensure that no one spreads Shia teachings, the beliefs of other deviants such as Tuhan Harun and also things such as liberalism,” he said.

“No one will also dare listen to the azan (call to prayer) while performing ablutions with their dogs and no one will dare post on Facebook that they are breaking fast with bak kut teh,” said Shabudin in his speech as he tabled the resolution. He was referring to the controversial actions of a Muslim dog trainer and a non-Muslim couple last August.

Through the Department of Islamic Development, Putrajaya has been on an active campaign to ban Shia Muslims from practicing their faith in Malaysia.