I had a great time reading this. I first read it on Google News, a report from India, and I tried to search for the source from Malaysia, but this is the nearest I can get, from The Star:
BUTTERWORTH: Wanita Umno has declared its campaign in the Permatang Pauh by-election as jihad or a holy war.
Its deputy chief, Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil, said the movement would act as a bastion to stop an ambitious individual from achieving his dream and personal glory.
Without naming the person, she said he would do everything possible to become the Prime Minister at the expense of the people’s welfare and the country’s stability.
“The wing views the by-election as a critical election not just for Barisan Nasional but also for the whole country and its people.
“It is a jihad because this individual should not be given the chance to destroy the country’s political stability and prosperity.
“If we allow him to lead the country, he would lead us to destruction,” she said after launching the Barisan Nasional Wanita Permatang Pauh by-election machinery here yesterday.
Shahrizat said the Wanita movement and its Barisan counterparts would observe election regulations and would not resort to violence while campaigning.
“We hope there won’t be elements of fitnah-memfitnah (slander) and empty promises. It would be a campaign of good values (berhemah-tinggi) because our intentions are pure (suci).
“Overall, we will bring truth and facts (to the people). There will not be tricks or empty promises.
“We know we are the underdogs but don’t underestimate us.”
She said Barisan was expecting an aggressive battle, noting that PKR was known for its “violent traits”.
She also said she did not see any reason why a by-election was needed as the people of Permatang Pauh had earlier chosen their candidate.
“Ini satu langkah takbur. (It is an arrogant move) It is troublesome to the voters and an exploitation,” she added.
It seems like everyone is trying to use Arabic terms nowadays. Why? Does that make you look a bit more Islamic, thus sounds more appealing to the crowd?
A jihad against Anwar, for fear of him destroying the nation sounds really strange and weird.
Well, as a hadith (4:269, Bukhari) says: War is deceit.
It certainly is.