Kata Pak Lah, pimpinan Islam Hadhari.
Islam Is Against Rioting, Says Abdullah
He said rioting at public places was incompatible with a peaceful and harmonious country like Malaysia.
"People in this country want to live in peace and reject any form of violence by any group of dissatisfied individuals.
"We don't want to see any group go berserk, riot or create such disturbances.
"Allah also does not want people go on rampage and cause damage on this earth," he added at the handing-over of aid to single mothers and the poor in the Pasir Mas and Rantau Panjang parliamentary constituencies at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Kangkong, here.
Present at the function were state Umno Liaison Committee chairman Datuk Seri Annuar Musa, Higher Education Minister Datuk Mustapa Mohamed and Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Dr Awang Adek Hussein.
Abdullah was responding on the rioting incidents in Jalan Sultan Mahmud and Batu Buruk, Terenggnu on Sept 8 involving hundreds of people believed to be supporters of opposition parties.
In the incident in Jalan Sultan Mahmud, the national flag was set ablaze and seven people, including four policemen, were injured following clashes with police after the crowd was told to disperse from the illegal assembly.
Abdullah said the people of this country should be thankful for the prevailing peace and political stability.
"In some other countries, the people continue to suffer due to the violent conflicts while we benefit from our country's peaceful situation.
"In fact, in certain countries, the Muslims cannot carry out their religious obligations with ease due to the tumultuous situations, while Muslims in Malaysia can do so in peace and comfort," he added.