Women’s group Sister in Islam (SIS) slammed Perak Mufti Harussani Zakaria, Malaysia’s sh*t stirrer supremo, for spreading wild rumours about a church in Ipoh conducting a baptism ceremony for Muslims. They averred that the malicious rumours could have resulted in an ugly religious clash.
SIS criticised him for failing to “learn from past experiences the danger of disseminating unverified information especially regarding contentious issues such as apostasy”.
SIS programme manager Norhayati Kaprawi said: “This is not the first time the mufti has made careless statements and allegations.”
She cited a number of previous statements made by the mufti, including in February where Harussani claimed that between 100,000 and 250,000 Muslims had renounced Islam.
She added: “To date, he has not been able to substantiate these claims, except to merely state that these were obtained from ‘reliable sources’.”
Perhaps that may explain why the Mufti had not only blamed a woman for the rumours, but acted meekly recently.