Najib: Don’t be hoodwinked


  • Nation
  • Friday, 20 Feb 2004

KUALA LUMPUR: Muslims must not allow themselves to be exploited and hoodwinked by those who use Islam as a political capital to gain power, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said. 

“Muslims should be wary of individuals who interpret the religion narrowly and champion struggles in the name of the religion for their own agenda. 

“This situation has created a state of confusion among the Muslim community,” he said after prayers and tahlil organised by the Masjid Jame' Kampung Baru committee to welcome his appointment as Deputy Prime Minister last night. 

Najib said interpreting the religion from a narrow perspective could weaken the Muslim community which should remain united to face enemies within and outside the country. 

He advised Muslims to strengthen their religious faith based on the Quran and strive for progress. 

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