Dismayed by recent election setbacks, the Islamic Party of Malaysia (PAS)is learning the hard way that sewage systems matter as much as faith when it comes to winning votes an an election in democracy. This is not a new development. In India where Muslims constitute more than 12 per cent of more than one billion population and the elections in a democracy are held periodically, the Muslim League, the party of Muslims has never been able to win more than two seats in a house of more than 542 seats. The minoritism has not paid dividends at all. On the other hand, it has harmed the interest of Muslims, the biggest minority in India. The havoc, brought by the so-called ‘secular’ political parties in India has kept Muslims away from the mainstream. Little wonder, Muslims have not reaped the harvest the way the development has benefitted the majority Hindu community.