Teh ironing runs thick…
From The Star 18 Dec 2010:
Group of 200 Shi’ite followers held in raid
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Compiled by Lester Kong
A GROUP of 200 Shi’ite followers have been arrested by the Selangor Islamic Religious Department (Jais), reported Utusan Malaysia.
The arrests were made during a raid at the fourth floor of a shophouse in Taman Sri Gombak, Batu Caves in Selangor on Thursday.
Among those arrested in the 10.15pm raid were 75 men and 35 women – locals, Indonesians, Myanmars and Pakistanis – were nabbed. The rest were children.
Also held were the congregation’s two leaders, one of them an Iranian.
Dozens of other members climbed out of windows to avoid being arrested.
Members of the group, which called itself Hauzah Ar Ridha Alaihissalam, included lecturers, students of higher learning institutions, lawyers and government employees.
Jais director Datuk Muhammad Khusrin Munawi called the group “fanatics and a threat to national security” whose members were led to believe that other Islamic sects were infidels.
Muhammad Khusrin said the arrests were the largest of its kind of deviant groups in the country.
He added that the department believed similar cells were active in other states.
Shi’ite teachings are outlawed under the Administration of Islamic Law Enactment 1989 for deviating from Sunni Islam views of aqidah and syariah.
So to be clear, Shi’ite Islam is not allowed because it considers other Islamic sects wrong, and also because it has teachings which Sunni Islam considers wrong.
In other news, there’s only two things I hate in this world. People who are intolerant of other people’s cultures… And the Dutch.
Also, only bigots cannot accept that others might have different opinions, and you could possibly disagree with me on that then you are stupid.
And as a rule, your personal rules shouldn’t be imposed on others. If you don’t follow this rule, you are a fascist.
And so forth.