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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.”

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.

  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.

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 […]

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.

‘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.

Indira Gandhi devastated and heartbroken by LRA U-turn

M Indira Gandhi, a mother involved in a protracted custody battle, said she was devastated and heartbroken by the retraction of a legislative amendment to prevent a parent from changing child’s religion without permission from the spouse.

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