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By S Thayaparan

Mat Taib, Haron Din and PAS' hudud games

"Rebellion to tyranny is obedience to God."

- Thomas Jefferson

COMMENT I am not one who believes in shooting the messenger but former Umno vice-president Muhammad Muhammad Taib's solemn declaration that only PAS can lead Malaysia towards Islam is the kind of disingenuous rhetoric that characterises the religious discourse in this country.

Never mind the inconvenient truth that the former Umno man's conduct which led to public opprobrium but his religious whitewashing by joining PAS - which led to shrieks of indignation by some of my PAS comrades, who would dearly like to be the architects of such ‘enlightenment' that Muhammad envisions - not only demonstrates that politics makes strange bedfellows but religion adds a kinky twist to a relationship.