Once again Jabatan Agama Islam Selangor (Jais) has come into the forefront for the wrong reasons. Its raid on a multi-racial dinner at a Church premise was indeed an act of arrogance that cannot be condoned by peace loving citizen. The way they allegedly interrupted the dinner shows total lack of respect for mainly Christian crowd that was gathered there. Moreover places of worship must be treated with more respect and unauthorized trespasses must be condemned.
The reason for the raid according to Jais and state executive councilor Datuk Hasan Ali was the suspicions of proselytizing at the church dinner which is the organizers of the dinner strongly deny. Why was the allegation not investigation in a more mature and democratic way before resorting to such drastic action? Was there a need to rush into the premises with the police on mere suspicion? Why aren’t they upholding the rule of law? With such mob rule there is increasing fear that soon even prayers for the nation by non-Islamic groups may be not allowed.
Are Muslim forbidden from attending charity dinner together with their friends from other faiths?It is time for the authorities realize that Malaysians including our fellow Muslims