Ulamak urged to lead protests

  • Nation
  • Saturday, 10 Jun 2006

ALOR STAR: Ulamak have beenurged to lead the crowd duringstreet demonstrations. 

PAS vice-president MohamadSabu said attention would begarnered should somethinghappen to the ulamak or otherrespected figures. 

“This is how the Hamas(Palestine) and Hisbollah (Lebanon)movements gain massivepublic support,” he said inhis winding up speech at the52nd PAS Muktamar (generalassembly) at the PAS Complexin Kota Sarang Semut here yesterday. 

“The public is not botheredwhen unknown youths getbeaten up during the demonstrations.“If Mat Sabu or (PAS youthchief) Salehuddin Ayub areharmed, people will say depa tomemang lok lak (they are looney).”. 

Mohamad said if the menwere afraid to take matters tothe streets, then Muslimat(Muslim women) in PAS wouldbe ready for jihad (holy war). 

Abdul Hadi (right) being congratulated by PAS Youth chief Salahuddin Ayub after delivering hiswinding-up speech in Kedah yesterday. Looking on is PAS chief ulamak Harun Taib.

“If you (the men) are afraid,you might as well wear sarongand stay home. Let the womenfight your battle,” he said,adding that women need notseek their husband’s permissionto be involved in jihad.“We talk about struggle, butwe are not willing to make thesacrifice.” 

PAS president Datuk SeriAbdul Hadi Awang said ulamakdo participate in demonstrations. 

“I myself go down to theground to hold demonstrations. 

Some of us even had tear gas inour eyes. But the police do notarrest us (the ulamak),” he said.“The police tend to arrest theyoung ones. The police are consideratetowards us (elderlyulamak).” 

Abdul Hadi said it was PAS'intention to only hold peacefuldemonstrations, adding that itwas the most effective way toexpress mass dissatisfaction.

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