"The DAP is the Democratic Action Party, which advocates secularism in Malaysia. Pahang mufti Abdur Rahman Osman is saying that members of this party, because they oppose Islamic principles, should be put to death."
Here is the original story. If you're a paid subscriber you can read it all, otherwise there's just this snippet:~
"Pahang mufti Abdul Rahman Osman has confirmed stating DAP is against the implementation of Islamic principles, and therefore falls under the category of kafir harbi.
It is an Islamic belief that kafir harbi refers to non-believers who can be slain for waging war against Islam."
Kafir=unbeliever in Islam
Harbi=someone who dwells outside house of Islam (dar al Islam)in the House of War (dar al Harb) and who fights against Islam.
1) This is not happening in the Islamic State or even Saudi Arabia. It is happening in moderate, tolerant, Malaysia.
2) Like Egypt's previous and current Grand Muftis this man also seems to misunderstand the peaceful teachings of his loving and inclusive religion. Or maybe they really do understand the teachings all too well.
3) Read the comments in the original article. One assumes mainly from fellow Malay Muslims. Not one agrees with him. In fact they're pretty scathing. However, what about the children of these good people in the years to come if this Mufti's interpretation of Islam - and the Grand Muftis' interpretation of Islam - take hold? And why wouldn't they take hold when such authoritative figures are teaching them?