UAE declined to give him a visa on the grounds that he is a member of an Islamic organisation which is still listed as a terrorist outfit by some countries in the region.
Hadi is not allowed to enter certain countries there, then it defeats the whole purpose of appointing him as the special envoy for the region.
It has been reported that Hadi was the vice-president of the Qatar-based International Union of Muslim Scholars, which had been declared a terror group by the Anti-Terror Quarter of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.
The reports described the entity as an organisation working to promote terrorism through the exploitation of Islamic discourse and its use as a cover to facilitate various terrorist activities.
Everyone would be eager to follow Muhyiddin Yassin and his entourage to Saudi Arabia for obvious reason. A free trip to the kingdom of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques would provide not only an opportunity to visit the Kaabah and other Islamic places, but also to perform “Umrah”. So, why didn’t Hadi Awang follow the prime minister’s four-day official visit to Saudi?
It’s incredibly strange that the holy PAS Islamic party president would miss a golden opportunity to the holy land. It’s not like Mr. Hadi was busy with his work. It screams “X-Files” paranormal phenomena that as Special Envoy to the Middle East with ministerial rank, Hadi was excluded in the delegation, a trip which involved a meeting with the Saudi’s future King.
After all, the position – Special Envoy to the Middle East – was especially custom-made for the supposedly holiest man of PAS. The title alone suggests that Hadi Awang was influential enough to represent Malaysia not only in Saudi, but also the entire Middle East region. Therefore, it’s a humiliation of the highest order that his boss had refused to bring him together.
Hadi may carry an impressive badge as a special envoy, but as far as Saudi Arabia and its allies (United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt) are concerned, Hadi Awang is still regarded as a terrorist.
Yes, PAS president Hadi Awang is a “terrorist” by virtue of him as one of the four vice-presidents of Qatar-based International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS), an organization which Saudi, the de-facto leader of the Middle East, has banned and categorised as a “terrorist organization”. Obviously, PM Muhyiddin could not bring a terrorist to meet Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
The special aircraft of the Malaysian leader will not be allowed to enter the Saudi’s air space if Muhyiddin insisted on bringing Hadi. Even though Saudi was desperate for friends after a U.S. intelligence report, approved by Biden administration, finally exposed that Saudi Crown Prince approved the murder of exiled Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018, the kingdom takes very seriously the threats of terrorism.
The fact that Saudi refused to give face to Muhyiddin in the case of Hadi Awang speaks volumes about how radical, extreme and dangerous the PAS president is. But the backdoor prime minister has his own priorities with his first official visit to Saudi – to enhance cooperation in trade, investment, Islamic affairs and to ask for financial help in funding the coming general election.
Hadi’s failure to step foot on Saudi soil also means a letter which he wrote last year had indeed ended up in a trash bin. Upon his appointment as special envoy, the PAS president had written a letter in Arabic to all Muslim leaders worldwide in order to justify his new position. The letter was meant to impress upon Saudi of his legitimacy, which fails spectacularly.
In the letter, which was exposed in April 2020, Hadi had falsely claimed that the legitimate and democratically multiracial elected Pakatan Harapan (PH) government was working in cahoots with the U.S. and European countries to bring down then-Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. He had also lied that PH’s victory in the 2018 General Election had benefited or sided the non-Muslims.
However, the not so clever PAS leader did not realize his mistake when he sang songs of praise and worshipped Mahathir in his half-baked letter to the Muslim world. Saudi was furious at Mahathir for trying to use the KL Summit 2019 to boost his image as the champion in the Muslim world, and in the process had invited Saudi’s regional rivals – Iran, Qatar and Turkey.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was offended by the presence of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim at Kuala Lumpur. It was so bad that Mahathir had to cancel a scheduled dialogue session and was forced to hold an urgent video conference – explaining and clarifying to King Salman about the KL Summit.
Saudi, the de-facto leader of OIC (Organization of Islamic Cooperation), was apparently upset that Malaysia tried to replace OIC as the ultimate platform to discuss Muslim issues. After a lengthy lecture by King Salman, who boycotted the KL Summit, the outspoken Mahathir humbly told the monarch that Malaysia was too small to take over the Saudi’s position as the leader of the Muslim world.
The most hilarious part was when silly Hadi used the KL Summit 2019 platform to open his toxic mouth. Not only did the extremist express his strong support for the summit, but stupidly slammed Saudi for its failure to protect Muslims worldwide in its capacity as leader of OIC. Mr Hadi, whose support for the Muslim Brotherhood and Iranian regime is well known, probably thought Saudi was gullible.
It was already bad that he is in the terrorist list of Saudi Arabia. To make matters worse, he is an Iranian hardcore supporter. But the last straw that broke the camel’s back was his reckless condemnation of Saudi in 2019. He thought his lengthy “fairy tale” letter to the Muslim world could divert attention from the fact that he is a terrorist in the Middle East.
But it appears the Muslim world did not buy Hadi’s bullshit story. He still hadn’t figured out that America – even Israel – are close friends of Saudi and its allies. Saudi’s neighbours, Egypt and Jordan, already host Israeli embassies in 1979 and 1994. Last year, Israel established diplomatic relations with four more Arab League countries – Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Sudan and Morocco.
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