Friday, 1 August 2014

OMG!! PAS Ustaz Shahul Hameed Apologises

Ustaz Shahul Hameed Apologises

Here is some news :
  • Embattled Muslim preacher Ustaz Shahul Hamid Seeni Mohd spoke today and reiterated that he never meant to insult Indians or Hindus in his ceramah four years ago.
  • The preacher from Penang said at a press conference he never meant to be offensive when he had told his audience not to buy curry powder from "Hindu companies", such as Alagappa's and Baba's.
  • In his speech four years ago, he had also made fun of the statue of a Hindu deity at the premises of an Alagappa's factory in Bukit Mertajam.
  • "It was never my intention to insult or to incite racial tension.
  • "I only wanted to attract the attention of my audience," he told a press conference at the Seberang Prai Tengah district mosque today after having his statement recorded by police.
And PAS says :

  • Uztaz behind Hindu slur made remark in personal capacity, says PAS
  • Shahul Hamid Seeni Mohd, does not represent PAS although he is a party member, Penang PAS deputy commissioner Datuk Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa said.
  • The Parit Buntar MP said Shahul had apologised for his offensive remarks and the matter should end there.  He said prolonging the issue would incite hatred among the people.
  • "He made the remarks in a speech four years ago. That particular part was taken out... we do not know the motive of those behind it.
  • "Do not use this to incite hatred among the people. Islam is a peaceful religion," he said at the Seberang Prai Tengah district mosque in Bandar Perda, Bukit Mertajam, today.

My comments :  Well it is so typical of PAS. The moment something embarrassing happens, they wash their hands.  'He was acting in his personal capacity'. 

After the media reported on it,  they immediately cancelled the membership of that PAS fellow who is fighting in Syria or Iraq somewhere.  

I hope the MIC, the Hindu Sangam and all affected parties can accept Ustaz Shahul Hameed's apology.  His apology sounds sincere enough.  I hope we can let this episode rest. 

There are many threats hanging over us. There seems to be one provocation after another that threatens to  cause chaos in the land. 

If there is fire let us douse it quickly.  We will only make things worse if we pour oil on burning fire. 

The Sulu attack, the Sabah kidnappings,  MH370, MH17, religious issues - just seem to keep coming.  Non stop. Be wary folks.  The Sulu attack was doomed to fail. MH370 and MH17 are real tragedies.  Others are petty.  Lets keep our eyes open.

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