Wants to “send the enemy to hell”, believed to be alluding to DAP leaders.
PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang has likened those opposed to the party’s cooperation with Umno to “Jews” who must be battled to “save the country”.
According to The Malaysian Insight, Hadi, while he did not mention names, is believed to have been alluding to DAP leaders who have criticised the cooperation between Umno and PAS as targetting the non-Malay, and claiming it would turn the country into a Taliban state.
“When Umno and PAS unite, they are accused of wishing to go to war with other races. (Our accusers are) like the Jews who did not want Muslims to be united during the Prophet’s time.
“This is a disease we must fight. Let’s join forces and send the enemy to hell,” Hadi was quoted as saying.
Malaysiakini reported that he was speaking to a gathering in Sabak Bernam, Selangor, to garner support for Barisan Nasional candidate Mohamad Hasan in the Rantau by-election.
Elaborating on the Taliban-state claim, Hadi said that Malaysian and Afghan society and politics are vastly different.
“The Taliban subscribes to the Hanafi school of thought, where women may not go to school and elections are not allowed.
“But we in PAS, we open our schools to all, we have elections. It is not right to compare us with the Taliban.”