Hadi skewers Arab nations after ulama group labelled as terrorists

THE Arab civilisation is crumbling, said PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang, days after a global ulama association that he is a part of was branded a terrorist group by Saudi Arabia.

Hadi, who in the past was accused of labelling his Malay-Muslim political rivals as infidels, today criticised certain Arab countries for “punishing other Muslims”.

“They heavily punish countries with whom they share a common religion simply because of differing opinions,” Hadi said in a statement.

He did not mention Saudi Arabia or the bloc of Gulf nations currently allied to it, but there is little doubt who he was referring to.

On Friday, the Saudi government declared the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS), and the International Islamic Council ‘Massaa’ as terrorist groups.

Hadi is vice-president of IUMS, a group that claims to have connections with more than 90,000 Muslim scholars worldwide and which aims to heal divisions between Sunni and Shia Muslims.

IUMS is based in Qatar, a Gulf country that has been ostracised by a Saudi-led quartet comprising Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt.

Global affairs analysts have said Saudi Arabia’s efforts to isolate Qatar, its meddling in the Syrian civil war and its war in Yemen were part of a larger campaign to check Iran’s growing influence in the Middle East.

Malaysia has maintained ties with countries in the Saudi bloc and Qatar.

Eleven individuals were also placed on the quartet’s terror list for disseminating and supporting terrorism. Hadi was not one of the 11.

Hadi said he was not surprised by the new terrorist list as it came from countries that had severed ties with Qatar.

“These are the same countries that are pursuing normalisation of relations with Israel and countries within the Mason - International Zionist network,” Hadi wrote in today’s statement.

They no longer have the will to act independently and righteously amid their failure to learn from their own long history of tyranny.”

Hadi has criticised Saudi Arabia’s increasingly friendly relations with Israel, a country widely vilified by Malay Muslims.

“They shif stances to fit their desires, becoming timid in front of infidels but behaving harshly against the believers, all the while glorifying their Zionist guests above their fellow brethren,” Hadi said.

“To make things worse, they heavily punish countries with whom they share a common religion simply because of differing opinions”.

“The Arab civilisation was respected because of Islam but is now crumbling under the weight of its own crimes by recognising the Zionist regime and neglecting Palestine and its rights.” – November 25, 2017.

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  • Your thinking is skewed. When you are branded as terrorist you start condemning or else you will hold your silence and praise Saudi Arabia to glory even when hell break comes dark water. Do not forget your good friend and sponsor, the PM and his family are having good ties with Saudi Arabia. In a way are you condemning him and his family too?????
    If SA is normalising with Israel and others don't you think that is a good move for world peace and with that will hasten a concerted actions to reslove the Palestian issues. You and your brethen in country are frothing berserkly with angst taking all on yourselves to be a champion in the cause but yet to make any headway as failure resulting in wasting the resouces , time and money. Ultimately being cursed as a hypocrite and being busybody in others affair while home state has yet to recover from the last flooding . Crime rates and vices are the highest in the country in PAS states and yet you have the audacity to teach and tell others off. You have no standing my dear Hadi.

    Posted 6 years ago by Lee Lee · Reply

  • A certain Sunni Arab country likes to brand Shia Muslims as terrorists when in actual fact, the majority of terrorists (eg ISIS, Al-Qaeda, etc) are Sunnis. Hypocrite!!!

    Posted 6 years ago by Malaysian First · Reply

  • Hadi, Hadi, Hadi,

    When are you going to stop spewing hate against others?

    Against the Masons? Against International Zionists? Against Israel?

    Where does the hatred in your heart come from?

    Hadi, Hadi, Hadi.

    Your crocodile tears for the suffering of the Palestinians is rather amusing.

    Or maybe the Palestinians are a useful prop for you to wave about as you strut and swagger about the Arabic stage pretending to be an international statesman?

    Do you have any REAL tears for the suffering of the Kelantanese who live in primitive backward conditions?

    Oh Hadi, why are you running away from me? Have you no answers?

    Posted 6 years ago by Musa Ng · Reply

  • Malaysia.Politcal Islam version of Donald Trump.

    Posted 6 years ago by Bigjoe Lam · Reply