JI briefing: 'Asri, Hadi linked to Wahhabism'Ni lagi 1 projek haram UMNO/BN, bila dah nak mampos, serang Ulama-Ulama yang ada yang terlibat dalam politik lebih-lebih lagi Ulama-Ulama yang berada dalam Parti Pembangkang dan jugak yang tidak sealiran dengan KERAjaan Pusat.
Another high-level briefing was held at the Bukit Aman federal police headquarters last night as part of efforts to send out the red alert amongst the government's senior echelon on the Jemaah Islamiah (JI) threat.
Apart from the movement's terrorist threat, participants at the briefing also heard that JI subscribed to Wahhabism, an ultra-conservative, hardline form of Islam. This sparked fear among some present that a witch-hunt may be on the cards.
Wahhabism, although widely practised in Saudi Arabia, is 'not encouraged' by the Malaysian Islamic institution.
The high-ranking officials attending the meeting – among them the police task force on terrorism, public university vice-chancellors and heads of security departments – were clearly uneasy with what they heard.
This due to the deputy director of the Al-Quran and Core Knowledge of Institut Latihan Islam Malaysia, Zamihan Mat Zin who alleged a link between Wahhabism and several notable Islamic figures in the country.
Among the names mentioned were former Perlis mufti Mohd Asri Zainul Abidi, the state's current mufti Juanda Jaya, former Perlis menteri besar Shahidan Kassim and PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang.
PAS denounced the alleged link at a press conference in Parliament this morning, claiming the government was merely using the JI threat as a smokescreen to make the Islamist party a scapegoat in Malaysia's 'war against terror'.
Zamihan had also linked the radical Middle Eastern Islamic school of thought to local NGO Pertubuhan Jamaah Islah Malaysia (JIM), causing more uneasiness among the officers who were present at the briefing.
"We don't want this to turn into a witch-hunt," said a source who had attended the briefing.
The source also complained that the briefing by Zamihan, which did not touch on the militant aspects of Wahhabism, may have influenced university administrators unfamiliar with the subject.
"It was essentially a flawed briefing. Simply linking Wahhabism to JI can create panic among those who don't know better.
"And then people can simply accuse their enemies of being Wahhabist, and get them into trouble because of this so-called terrorism links," the source told Malaysiakini.
The police briefing, chaired by Higher Education Minister Mohamed Khaled Nordin (right) , was the second one on the JI threat in public universities.
News of the threat broke out last week after Inspector-General of Police Musa Hassan revealed that 10 foreigners had been arrested and deported since the beginning of this year under the suspicion of being JI operatives.
Musa said that the foreign suspects were trying to recruit 20 to 30 university students to join their group.
Local targets planned
Jemaah Islamiah is a militant Islamic group that has claimed responsibility for the 2002 Bali bombings (below), the 2004 bombing of the Australian embassy in Jakarta and the bombing of the JW Marriot Hotel also in Jakarta in 2003 all of which took more 300 lives.
They are also suspected to be involved in several other terror attacks across South East Asia.
The group is on the UN's list of terrorist organisations with links to the Al-Qaeda.
JI was recently reported to have been planning to blow up the Kek Lok Si Temple in Penang as well as the Sri Subramaniar Swamy Devasthanam Hindu temple at Batu Caves.
Satu demi satu Ulama-Ulama pro Pakatan Rakyat dan jugak yang tidak sealiran dengan Pucuk Pimpinan UMNO/BN akan jadi kambing hitam, tak pasal-pasal Ulama-Ulama ni ada hubungan rangkaian dengan "Pengganas-Pengganas" yang ada dalam senarai pengganas Negara Amerika.
Ni rancangan sape..? APCO..? terbukti terang-terangan dan tak payah nak suluh-suluh dah memang UMNO/BN haram jadah ni ejen Zionis..!
Episod terbaru "Operasi Lalang" dan jugak "Tragedi Memali" akan berlaku di Malaysia. kali ni KERAjaan Pusat, jangan fikir yang ianya "semudah itu"..!