Abdul Hadi said: "There is no joining with Umno, none. We are also not entering Barisan."
Here he goes again ...
The media just loves Karpal for his "anti-Pas" statements!
Can you imagine what perception this creates? The idea that PR is an unstable and vulnerable alliance which cannot be trusted to form a government is reinforced into the minds of the people.
Karpal just doesn't seem to get it does he?
We all know what the Hadi camp is trying to do - grab power at all cost, even if it means that they have to "pecah amanah" - break the promises they made to the electorate under the "People's Declaration", despite being Muslims.
Many in PAS have yet to come to terms with the reality of the situation wherein (as Shad Faruqi says), "In Malaysia, the term “social contract” has a unique meaning. It refers to the painstaking compromises ..... for the creation of a democratic, monarchial, federal and non-theocratic system of government."
These "Theocrats" don't understand that "Secular Humanism" protects religion just as much as it protects people from religion. It's a concept that's alien to the ignorant who look up to "political godmen" for guidance - even if they actually represent the devil.
They will learn in due time should we indulge in constructive engagement and education, instead of being confrontational.
It doesn't help to antagonize PAS instead of appearing to be accomodating where "Islamic brotherhood" is concerned.
Karpal should understand that while PAS has its fortress in Islam, it can be its Achille's Heel as well - and it is what Umno seeks to exploit in it's time of weakness, in the name of "Islam".
Of course, these things are done in the name of Islam ..... and "Ketuanan Melayu Umno" ideals. It doesn't matter if "Neo-Nazi ideas" aren't Islamic.
All that matters is - they can achieve power under the banner of "Islam-as-I-say-tion" - and mind you this is a very real possibility, considering the circumstances.
Umno would rather work with PAS to form a "Taliban-Lite" administration that can perpetuate their "methods", which PAS will have to bear the responsibility for - and would make them look like doves, in comparison to the "fire & brimstone" passion of the gullible "godmen".
Let them be.
Let them deal with the Umno cadre - just too bad if they fall victim to Umno's deceit once again. If they do fall for it as you may fear, they are better off that way, and were never meant to be allies anyway.
Work with what you have - Don't "PAS" Up, Karpal!
"All the world 's a stage, and all the men and women merely players.
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts"
- As You Like It (Act II, Scene VII).