Saturday, August 05, 2006

Al-Ma’unah leader Mohd Amin hanged

Saturday August 5, 2006

Al-Ma’unah leader Mohd Amin hanged

KUALA KANGSAR: Mohd Amin Mohd Razali, the Al-Ma’unah movement leader who was sentenced to death for treason, had a last meal with his wife and four children on Thursday night before he was hanged yesterday morning.

Mohd Amin: His last words to his children were to study hard and become religious teachers
The death penalty was carried out at the Sungai Buloh Prison in Selangor. His body was returned to his hometown of Kampung Ngor near here and buried after asar prayers at about 5.30pm.

Mohd Amin’s wife Salamiah Sallehuddin, 35, said the prison authorities allowed her and the children to see him.

“We met as a family last night (Thursday) and even managed to eat together,” she said.

Mohd Amin’s last words to his children were to study hard and become religious teache
rs, she said.

Mohd Amin was supposed to be hanged last week together with three others – Zahid Muslim, Jemari Jusoh and Jamaludin Darus – but the prison authorities deferred his execution, pending the return of his mother Aminah Abdullah, 62, who was in Mecca to perform the umrah (pilgrimage).

LAST RITES: Salamiah pouring scented water over the grave of her husband in his hometown of Kampung Ngor near Kuala Kangsar yesterday. Beside her are their daughter Nor Fatihah, 11, son Muhamad Azhan, nine, and relatives.

According to Mohd Amin’s brother Abdul Rahim, his mother managed to see Mohd Amin before the execution yesterday morning.

Friday, August 04, 2006

4 Hanged in Malaysia in July & August 2006

August 04, 2006, Western Resistance

Malaysia: Islamist Cult Leader Is Hanged

The man pictured left is 35-year old Mohammed Amin Mohammed Razali, the leader of a jihadist cult which kidnapped and killed. Razali was hanged early this morning in west Selangor state, Malaysia, for treason, states Radio Australia and the Malaysia Star.

Razali had tried to overthrow the government of Mahathir Mohammad in July 2000, and had planned to dethrone Malaysia's king. His group was called Al-Ma'unah, or The Brotherhood of Inner Life. Last week, Razali was due to be hanged, but a dispensation had been made to give his 62-year old mother, who was in Mecca on umrah, time to return to see her son before the execution.

Last week, Zahid Muslim, Jemari Jusoh and Jamaludin Darus were hanged at Sungai Buloh Prison, Selangor.

On Thursday night, Razali was allowed to have a meal with his 35-year old wife, and their four children. He told the children to study hard and become religious teachers.

This morning, his mother was allowed to see him, and then he was hanged. His body was later given to the family, who took it back to his hometown of Kampung Ngor, near Kuala Kangsar, in northwestern Perak state, where he was buried at 5.30 pm local time.

The attempted coup in July 2, 2000 included a surprise attack upon two armouries in Perak, where, disguised as soldiers, the group stole 100 rifles. A day later, a villager discovered their jungle camp, and police gathered. Two policemen, an army ranger and an orchard owner were kidnapped, and one member of Al Ma'unah was shot dead. Wives and children of the group had been ferried in to try to negotiate a surrender, and on July 6, two members had surrendered. At the end of the day, the remaining 25 had turned themselves in.

The bodies of two of the hostages were discovered, tortured to death long before the surrender. The dead men were an undercover police officer and the army ranger.

On its website, the group had claimed that it had been founded in 1998, and that it had 1,000 members in various countries, including Brunei, Singapore, Egypt and Saudi Arabia.

They claimed that they could make enemies be hurled back without touching them, and also claimed they were invulnerable to weapons, fire or sharp objects. They also asserted that they could tie up enemies without rope. They said they could cause their enemies to "drop to their knees or fall down with the blink of an eye."

The website had images of group members being burned, scalded with boiling oil, and logs rolled over their chests. Razali, the site claimed, had received enlightenment after spending five years studying the paranormal in a hut in Indonesia.

The group asserted that it was "involved in the teaching of martial arts, particularly the development of one's inner power and the practice of Islamic traditional medicine."

Their slogan on the site had been: "Jihad is our way! Islam will be victorious!"

After the surrenders and arrests, Malaysia's chief of police, Norian Mai, had described Razali as mentally "unstable".