Monday, February 14, 2011

Sister In Islam Against PAS Youth

Thursday February 10, 2011
PETALING JAYA: Non Government Organization, Sisters in Islam (SIS) has criticize at several PAS Youth over its controversial plans to “check” sinful activities and play the moral police on Valentine’s Day.

Yasmin Masidi the media and communications senior programme officer of Sisters In Islam said moral policing was against Islamic values and fundamental liberties.
She added: “It violates personal dignity and privacy, which is for¬bidden in the Quran and Hadith.”

Miss Yasmin message is a direct hit to the PAS Youth, who planned to look for Muslim couples who celebrated Valentines Day which is coming on this Monday.

PAS Youth chief Nasrudin Hasan At-Tantawi reportedly said that the Pakatan Rakyat state in Kedah, Kelantan and Selangor had directed the local authorities to work closely with the police and Rela to check on immoral activities that day.

Nasrudin also said that the operation of this movement would preach and distribute flyers promoting a sin-free lifestyle at lovers’ hotspots in every state.

In a respond to the PAS youth, Yasmin lashes back with a question to PAS by saying why the wing was spending so much time and energy on such a petty issue, pointing out that Islam was much more than about how Muslims celebrated Valentine’s Day.

SIS urged PAS to focus on real issues affecting Muslim women such as backlog of cases in the Syariah courts.

In my opinion, PAS should stop living in the past and move on in this modern society. They should concentrate on bigger things.

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