Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa today refuted allegations about Syiah “spreading its wings in Parliament” as viraled on social media. - NSTP/MOHD YUSNI ARIFFIN

KUALA LUMPUR: Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa today refuted allegations about Syiah “spreading its wings in Parliament” as viraled on social media.

He stressed that the visit of the Iranian delegation to Parliament on July 4 did not mean Malaysia accepted Syiah teachings.

“What is the problem if there are visits by those of the Syiah sect.

“The Iranian ambassador was here several times.

“What is wrong if they visit Parliament?

“It does not make us Syiah if there are Syiah adherents,” he told reporters at the Parliament lobby, today.

On July 4, the official Facebook of the Malaysian Parliament uploaded several photographs of the Iranian delegation making a courtesy call on Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof.

Following the upload of the photographs, the Malaysian Anti Syiah Movement (Gerakan Anti Syiah Malaysia) shared the photos on Facebook with the caption “Syiah is getting more active and is already spreading its wings to Parliament”, with more than 2,500 share backs.

Commenting on Badar Squad, who seem keen to have a dialogue with him, Mujahid suggested that they meet the Kedah government.

“Religious enforcement lies with the state. I look after federal. We respect that the enforcement only comes from the religious enforcement to avoid conflict,” he said.

Earlier there had been media reports that the Badar Squad was set to reemerge to eradicate vice in the Muslim community. - BERNAMA