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Putrajaya: Freedom of religion does not equal freedom from religion

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 23 ― A deputy minister today claimed that atheism is a “very dangerous” ideology that goes against not only the Rukunegara that prescribes “believe in God” as one of the tenets, but also the Federal Constitution. Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki alleged that the freedom of […]

Zaid: Crooked politicians need counselling, not man in shorts

Former minister Zaid Ibrahim disagrees that a 30-year-old man hauled up for wearing shorts in public requires counselling.

A Proposal for Islam

I am writing this column from an airplane, on my way from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to my new home, Wellesley, Mass. I’m in a comfortable seat, and I’m looking forward to getting back to my family. About 12 hours ago, though, I was miserable, locked in a holding cell by Malaysia’s “religious police.”

Muslim man who wore shorts to play futsal faces fine by Kelantan religious authorities

KOTA BARU: A Muslim man who wore shorts to play futsal now finds himself facing a fine by Kelantan’s religious authorities. Wan Khairul Hayyee Wali, 30, said he had no idea that he could not even wear shorts to play futsal.

Penulis Turki Mustafa Akyol ditahan di KLIA, kata IRF

  Pengarah IRF Dr Ahmad Farouk Musa berkata pihaknya gagal menghubungi wartawan terkemuka itu. KUALA LUMPUR: Wartawan terkemuka Mustafa Akyol dipercayai ditahan di Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Kuala Lumpur (KLIA) beberapa jam selepas pihak berkuasa Islam negara ini menekan penganjur sebuah forum membatalkan acara di saat-saat akhir.

Turkish journalist leaves Malaysia after summons by religious authority

A PROMINENT Turkish journalist left Malaysia today, just after he was summoned for questioning by religious authorities for being involved in a forum on Christianity and Islam in Kuala Lumpur. Mustafa Akyol was scheduled to speak on the topic “The Islamic Jesus: The Commonalities Between Judaism, Christianity and Islam”, at Nottingham University Malaysia’s teaching centre […]

Sarjana Turki, pengarah IRF dipanggil Jawi

Majlis Agama Islam Wilayah Persekutuan sedang menyiasat Mustafa Akyol yang berceramah tanpa tauliah daripada Jabatan Agama Islam Wilayah Persekutuan (Jawi). KUALA LUMPUR: Sarjana Turki, Mustafa Akyol yang sedang mengadakan satu siri ceramah di Malaysia, dipanggil Jabatan Agama Islam Wilayah Persekutuan (Jawi), menurut perintah arahan dikeluarkan kepadanya yang dilihat FMT.

Anti-apostasy laws bad for Islam, says writer

‘They result in hypocrisy and a negative perception of the religion.’ KUALA LUMPUR: Prominent Turkish-born writer Mustafa Akyol has challenged Muslims who advocate punishment for apostasy to prove that their call is supported by the Quran.

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