Oct 16, 2001, 12:01 AM
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Afghanistan on raid against opposition Malaysian Main Islam Parti opposition, main Malaysia's -- IRNA 16, Oct Lumpur, Kuala political for States United the on depend not does ,(PAS) SeMalaysia the against stand firm its alter not will party the thus, and, mileage .Tuesday on leaders its said Afghanistan, on strikes .S.U been has this commendations, or praise .S.U for hopes never PAS" Isa Mat Nasharuddin Secretary-General party "one, day since stand our .statement a in said .S.U against only was but .S.anti-U not was party the stressed He innocent of lives the sacrifice could which strikes retaliatory .Afghans in personalities or factions any supporting not are We" the in killed Afghans innocent see to want not do just we Afghanistan, .said he "actions, military .S.U national various by criticism recent to responding was Nasharuddin Malaysia's as well as image its tarnished has PAS that leaders on strikes .S.U the to reactions its with internationally reputation .Afghanistan Gerakan partner, coalition ruling Malaysia's Monday, On misconception a created has PAS said Vijayaratnam, S Dr Vice-President fundamentalist a was Malaysia that community international the in .state might it perceptions positive whatever review should .S.U The" .said he "PAS, about had have in attacks -led.S.U the over jihad a declared PAS Wednesday, Last appeals, of range wide a covered" jihad that adding Afghanistan, ".arms up taking just not and peace for calling including to government the on called even wing youth party's The ,.S.U the with ties economic and diplomatic its break temporarily military that urging besides partner, trading largest Malaysia's .Afghanistan to sent be support medical and food assistance, for task to taken be not should PAS said Nasharuddin However, .actions other its and jihad declaring from ranges it that said have We .call religious a is Jihad" But .violence about just not and assistance humanitarian to prayer .said he "media, the in highlighted not was this to vowed he when "crusade" used Bush .W George President .S.U" fair it Is .attacks 11 Sept the for responsible those on revenge seek he "then? jihad word the using for extreme is PAS that say to .questioned the by organized demonstration the defended also Nasharuddin .Embassy .S.U the outside Friday last party submit to just there were We .gathering peaceful a was It" .said he "members, PAS were demonstrators the all not and memorandum a Muslims, 3,000 than more of participation the saw event The .slogans .S.anti-U chanted who members, PAS mostly PAS by memorandum a of over handing the by followed was This its stop to .S.U the urging staff, embassy to Noor Fadzil President .civilians Afghan on strikes Mahathir Dr Minister Prime from criticism under came also PAS a as "Islam defending about fanatical very appearing" for Mohamad .votes for pitch to trying were "quarters certain" that claimed also premier The .ties .S.Malaysia-U sour to yet has government the said Omar Mahfuz Chief Youth PAS But ".terror on war new" .S.U the on stand clear a make has .S.U that out point to want we but .S.anti-U not is PAS" foreign its with non-Muslim, or Muslim countries, other wronged .Mahfuz said "policy, to belief and dignity our compromise never will and not do We" .declared Mahfuz ",.S.U the from support get Sept the on week last stand cautious a taken has government The .strikes retaliatory .S.U the and attacks 11 on conference international an for called repeatedly Mahathir Dr other with terrorism battle to support pledged and terrorism .countries he as Afghanistan against war any opposed premier the However, .implicated be not should people innocent that argued Osama that convinced was he that said Monday on premier the But and attacks 11 Sept the in involved was network Al-Qaeda Laden's bin .others deter to necessary was them against action that are acts--they the in involved were they that convinced are We" Mahathir, said involved, (language legal in use they as) "allegedly" seen having after conclusion this reached government the that adding .S.U the by evidence the behind culprit the was Osama believes strongly government .S.U The Afghanistan against attacks retaliatory struck had and attacks the .Americans the to over him hand to refused regime Taliban the after BN/LS/HM End