One thing consistent about the veteran DAP supremo is his unwavering opposition to any notion of Malaysia ever getting to be ruled according to the Syariah of Almighty Allah, Lord and Master of the Universes!
Karpal Singh has never budged an inch from his stand that we are to cross his dead body first before we get to establish an Islamic Nation here in the Kingdom of Malaysia.
Just like his pet bulldog, 'Maharaj' Karpal Singh 'Jai Ho' remains tenacious against any relenting on his staid-fastness objection to the Islamic State matter!
His latest overtures to PAS in their Pakatan 'Rakyat' convention falls hollow in his 'willingness' to have a dialogue with the 'Islamic' opposition party and the couldn't care less 'Anwar's Dynasty' Parti 'Keadilan' Rakyat entity.
He keeps saying that the DAP is not 'anti Islam' like a scratched vinyl record of old but in reality, he has been very, very vocal against the slightest attempt by the PAS stalwarts in raising the 'Islamic State' subject in the Opposition's pow wow since they formed the unholy pact between 3 very oppositely inclined political parties with just one main purpose ~ to overthrow the Barisan Nasional and grab power at all costs!
PAS stands to lose in that eventuality for there is no way in hell that the old lawyer is gonna give them any room to even gazette one eeny meeny miny mo legislation that is going to see the enactment of any Syariah Law to preside over the life's of the Malaysian populace.
Whatever sorry excuse that the BN led Government of Malaysia is passing off as the 'Syariah Enactment's of the Syariah Justice Department today are just a sick joke and strays so far away from the actual Syariah Code of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala that the so called Syariah judges themselves are seriously guilty of making a mockery of what Allahu Ta'ala has commanded upon us and the Blessed Prophet Muhammad ibni Abdullah Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam enjoins us to live our life's by?
The manmade interpretation of the Syariah Code here in Malaysia does nothing to reduce the ever increasing spate of crimes committed by the ignorant masses amongst the Malay Muslim community of Malaysia!
Reason being due to the fact that the adulterated version of the Syariah Code of Malaysia to date has failed to impose exactly whatever punishments are called for according to the real Syariah Laws of Allahu Ta'ala!
Punishments for adultery are reduced to just a paltry sum of a few thousand ringgits instead of the ascribed 100 lashes for unmarried fornicators and the rajm @ stoning to death hudud law for the married adulterers!
Thieves are sent to prison and fed at the expense of the taxpayers instead of finding out the cause and reasons for their thievery?
Corrupt officials are often found not guilty and are at times released and acquitted with 'compensation' instead of being punished as per the dictates of the true Syariah Code.
All kinds of wrongdoings are simply let off scot free on legal technicalities.
Sodomy and adultery are getting out of hand and now we have sodomites and lesbians coming out 'parties'.
So much for the so called 'Syariah' authorities being present here in Malaysia!
The DAP leaders have to date remained very obstinate in rejecting any nuance of even remotely recognizing the supremacy of Islamic Syariah laws and I believe that Karpal Singh s/o Ram Singh will remain so to his last breath here on Earth.
So is Lim Kit Siang. I can't say for sure about his son Lim Guan Eng, the 'Khalifah Umar Abdul Aziz' wannabe?
Some say that Guan Eng is actually a 'Christian priest' donning and adopting a 'Muslim friendly' approach and outlook in a covert operation to charm over the PAS and PKR fellows to his side?
But then it's never been in me to speculate as to what's going on in the hearts and minds of others especially of those in the DAP?
To me, they have remained consistent in their stance against Islam and the Muslims.
All these sashaying that is going on between the 3 unlikely partners in the opposition pact of convenience might just turn out to be as a fling in the dark meant to throw each other off guard as they plan and connive against each other and their common political foes in the BN but with one main prize in mind ~ the seats of power in Putrajaya.
One can't blame Nik Aziz altogether for his ardent desire to have 'Singh is Kingg' Karpal give his blessings to the PAS Spiritual Chief to have his day in the Putrajaya sun before calling it a day given his advanced age and frail health lately.
One can dream as one pleases, right? It would be really be very cruel and inconsiderate if anyone goes and pops up someone's dream balloon of power and position in the lull of authoritarian heyday and power trip?
As I have come to observe and learn, the DAP supremo's in the persons of Karpal Singh and Lim Kit Siang have exhibited a trait that exposes their commitment to see through the remaining moments of their life here on Earth to go all out to achieving their utopia of a socialist oriented 'Malaysian Malaysia' where there will be no more distinctions between the masses but there will come into existence a new form of elite masters as one can see happening in Singapore, China, Russia and other countries where socialism reigns supreme.
Religion doesn't really play any major roles in that kind of a lifestyle where power and position is then enjoyed and shared only amongst members of the politburo and senior comradeship.
The ordinary citizens would languish in mediocre circumstances and suffer in silence. All such talk of an equal this and that would evaporate into thin air just like what the socialist so called leaders once promised their legions of supporters and sympathizers!
PAS will suffer the foul consequences of trusting the likes of Karpal and Kit to deliver them from the 'clutches' of UMNO and BN whom they loathe like hell or be taken for a ride and ditched by the power highway to nowhere in the future IF they get to unseat the BN from Putrajaya.
I keep remembering the Malay parable 'Ayam terlepas ; tangan berbau tahi!'.
Another one is 'Menang sorak ; kampong tergadai!'
There seems to be just no way at all in the foreseeable near future that Karpal and Kit or their sons will smilingly show the way or offer the PAS leaders the legislative authority to enact and implement Islamic Syaria here in Malaysia wholeheartedly.
It would really be nothing short of a miracle!
In the meantime, I'd advice all true Muslims here in Malaysia to take note of what Allahu Rabbi has cautioned us against as revealed in the Surah Al Maidah Chapter 5 Verse 51 :
TransliterationYa ayyuha allatheena amanoola tattakhithoo alyahooda wannasaraawliyaa baAAduhum awliyao baAAdinwaman yatawallahum minkum fa-innahu minhum inna Allaha layahdee alqawma aththalimeen
Sahih InternationalO you who have believed, do not take the Jews and the Christians as allies. They are [in fact] allies of one another. And whoever is an ally to them among you - then indeed, he is [one] of them. Indeed, Allah guides not the wrongdoing people.
MalayWahai orang-orang yang beriman! Janganlah kamu mengambil orang-orang Yahudi dan Nasrani itu sebagai teman rapat, kerana setengah mereka menjadi teman rapat kepada setengahnya yang lain; dan sesiapa di antara kamu yang menjadikan mereka teman rapatnya, maka sesungguhnya ia adalah dari golongan mereka itu mereka itu. Sesungguhnya Allah tidak memberikan petunjuk kepada kaum yang berlaku zalim.
In the verse above, Allah the Almighty warns us who are Muslims not to take the Non Believers as our 'Auliya' @ Leaders.
Those who do not have faith in Ar Rahman lack the moral authority to lead us in our affairs here on Earth.
Just the same as those who may be just Muslims in name only but do not practice what they preach disqualify themselves from ruling over us.
There are quite a number of them ruling in the BN who fit the above to a 'T'. They talk about Islamic matters, bla bla bla, as if they are picture perfect leaders of the Muslims here in Malaysia but their wife's go about uncovered just like their Non Muslim counterparts.
The ruling in Surah An Nur Chapter 24 Verse 31 is lost on them. Its as if the verse commanding believing women to cover their modesty does not apply to certain members of the creme de la creme here in Mamluk al Malaisie?
TransliterationWaqul lilmu/minati yaghdudnamin absarihinna wayahfathnafuroojahunna wala yubdeena zeenatahunna illa mathahara minha walyadribnabikhumurihinna AAala juyoobihinna wala yubdeenazeenatahunna illa libuAAoolatihinna aw aba-ihinnaaw aba-i buAAoolatihinna aw abna-ihinna awabna-i buAAoolatihinna aw ikhwanihinna aw baneeikhwanihinna aw banee akhawatihinna aw nisa-ihinnaaw ma malakat aymanuhunna awi attabiAAeenaghayri olee al-irbati mina arrijali awi attifliallatheena lam yathharoo AAala AAawratiannisa-i wala yadribnabi-arjulihinna liyuAAlama ma yukhfeena min zeenatihinnawatooboo ila Allahi jameeAAan ayyuhaalmu/minoona laAAallakum tuflihoon
Sahih InternationalAnd tell the believing women to reduce [some] of their vision and guard their private parts and not expose their adornment except that which [necessarily] appears thereof and to wrap [a portion of] their headcovers over their chests and not expose their adornment except to their husbands, their fathers, their husbands' fathers, their sons, their husbands' sons, their brothers, their brothers' sons, their sisters' sons, their women, that which their right hands possess, or those male attendants having no physical desire, or children who are not yet aware of the private aspects of women. And let them not stamp their feet to make known what they conceal of their adornment. And turn to Allah in repentance, all of you, O believers, that you might succeed.
MalayDan katakanlah kepada perempuan-perempuan yang beriman supaya menyekat pandangan mereka (daripada memandang yang haram), dan memelihara kehormatan mereka; dan janganlah mereka memperlihatkan perhiasan tubuh mereka kecuali yang zahir daripadanya; dan hendaklah mereka menutup belahan leher bajunya dengan tudung kepala mereka; dan janganlah mereka memperlihatkan perhiasan tubuh mereka melainkan kepada suami mereka, atau bapa mereka atau bapa mertua mereka atau anak-anak mereka, atau anak-anak tiri mereka, atau saudara-saudara mereka, atau anak bagi saudara-saudara mereka yang lelaki, atau anak bagi saudara-saudara mereka yang perempuan, atau perempuan-perempuan Islam, atau hamba-hamba mereka, atau orang gaji dari orang-orang lelaki yang telah tua dan tidak berkeinginan kepada perempuan, atau kanak-kanak yang belum mengerti lagi tentang aurat perempuan; dan janganlah mereka menghentakkan kaki untuk diketahui orang akan apa yang tersembunyi dari perhiasan mereka; dan bertaubatlah kamu sekalian kepada Allah, wahai orang-orang yang beriman, supaya kamu berjaya.
They blatantly go about their affairs just as the womenfolk of the Kaffirs and put up a faint attempt in appearing as Muslimah's only when they are really, really forced to?
Who the hell do these women think they are?
Its bad enough that their minister husbands lack the cajones to order their wives to toe Allah's Line and to cover their modesty as they should, they themselves do not have it in them to realize as to how they should appear before the general public?
Its not like they have the looks of Bollywood actresses and want to flaunt their shapes and looks?
Even if they did, don't they know better than to make a public display of their assets if we can even mistakenly call those burgeoning bulges of cholesterol so?
So, to summarize it all up. I don't see anything positive coming out of this halfhearted attempt by 'Maharaj' Karpal Singh 'Jai Ho' to appease Nik Aziz's fantasy of seeing the DAP endorse the 'Islamic State' manifesto that they once had and held supreme in their hearts?
Today, we read about the PAS Secretary General warning all PAS delegates to not raise even a whimper about anything concerning the mirage of setting up the 'Islamic State' here in Malaysia as per what the founders of PAS once propagated?
Nik Aziz might just as well enjoy the going on's of the PR Convention as long as it lasts and return home a contented man that Maharaj Karpal Singh has 'consented' to a dialogue over the matter?
Dialogue means 'squat' as I see it.
* Just can't resist adding this photo by Minaq Jinggo to cap off this article!
As they say, a picture speaks a thousand words..... come to think of it... in this instance it speaks ....volumes!