Malaysia

Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party: Islam should rule, not be ruled

Jihad Watch 19 December 2014
By Robert Spencer

“Allah will not give the disbelievers any way (of success) against the believers.” (Qur’an 4:141) This is not, you will note, a call for equality of rights for all people. “Islam should rule,

 

‘Allah’ restrictions bind non-Muslims too, Pahang mufti argues

Malay Mail Online 17 December 2014

Pahang’s top Islamic religious cleric has insisted that non-Muslims are legally forbidden from using “Allah” as the debate continues over the right of the Arabic word for God.

 

Malaysia: 18 Myanmar nationals (Buddhists) killed and mutilated in series of "mysterious and unexplained murders”

10news.dk 15 December 2014
By Nicolai Sennels

As usual when Muslims murder Myanmar Buddhists, the press never writes who killed whom – they just write about "clashes”. In the article, the Muslim newspaper The Jakarta

 

Child marriages do more harm than good, says Fatwa Council

The Rakyat Post 1 December 2014

Child marriages are not wajib (obligatory) or sunnah (encouraged), according to religious scholars with the National Fatwa Committee, which has published an e-Fatwa on

 

Malaysia: Sharia Courts Keep Non-Muslim Mothers away from Their Children

Answering Muslims 12 November 2014

When Americans say we need to be on guard against sharia (Islamic law), we're called "racists," "bigots," and "Islamophobes." Meanwhile, there isn't a sharia court

 

Malaysia's Sharia law costs non-Muslims their kids

The Monitor 10 November 2014

It was the last round of a recurring argument: M. Indira Gandhi's husband wanted her to convert to Islam. A committed Hindu, she refused. He threatened divorce. Both started

 

Malaysia's moderate Muslim face takes a beating

Bangkok Post 8 November 2014

When Malaysia's urbane Prime Minister Najib Razak travels abroad he invariably touts his country's widely accepted reputation for moderate Islam, but that image is taking a

 

‘Plenty of Indonesian maids’

New Straits Times 5 November 2014
By FARRAH NAZ KARIM AND TASNIM LOKMAN

KUALA LUMPUR: MALAYSIAN households waiting for an Indonesian maid, some for the past seven years, have been given the guarantee that they can finally secure one. The catch

 

Malaysia's Top Muslim Council Issues Fatwa Against Halloween Celebrations

International Business Times 1 November 2014
By Vasudevan Sridharan

Malaysia's top Islamic council has issued a fatwa (religious edict) against the Halloween celebrations calling it 'Haram' (sinful) and anti-Islamic. The National Fatwa

 

Malaysia fatwa council issues ban on Halloween

The Jakarta Post 29 October 2014

Malaysia's National Fatwa Council has issued a ban on Halloween celebrations, saying the tradition is essentially Western and against the teachings of Islam. The annual

 

Death threats, slander against pet-a-dog organiser is freedom of speech, says Muslim group

The Malay Mail Online 27 October 2014

Defenders of the recent pet-a-dog event have no right to get upset over death threats and slander from its critics if they also defend freedom of speech, said a portal linked

 

A Guy Held a Dog-Petting Event and Got Death Threats From Muslim Hard-Liners

TIME 23 October 2014

A Malaysian social activist has received death threats and torrents of online abuse for organizing a dog-familiarization event that religious conservatives claim insults Islam.

 

Malaysia Charges Three with Supporting Islamic State

NDTV 23 October 2014

Kuala Lumpur: A Malaysian court on Thursday charged three men with supporting the Islamic State after they were arrested while attempting to leave the country to join the

 

Kuwati Muslim Brotherhood Leader Offers Advice To Malaysian Muslim Brotherhood Political Party

Malaysian media is reporting on political advice offered to the country’s Muslim Brotherhood linked political party by Kuwaiti Muslim Brotherhood leader Tariq Suwaidan.

 

Ridiculous To Stop Non-Muslims From Using ‘Allah’, Says Muslim Brotherhood Leader

malaysiandigest 20 October 2014

Prohibiting non-Muslims from using the word "Allah" is ridiculous, says Kuwait's Muslim Brotherhood leader Dr Tareq Suwaidan. He said this was because there was no law or

 

Malaysia increasingly unsafe for trans people

GayNZ 15 October 2014

Malaysian Islamic-purity enforcing police are making it increasingly difficult for transgender men and women to live a life without fear of arrest and harassment in a country

 

Why Islamic rebel states always fail

National Post 29 September 2014
By David Motadel, The New York Times

In the last few years, there has been a dramatic rise of a seemingly new type of polity: the Islamic rebel state. Boko Haram in West Africa, the Shabab in East Africa, the

 

Malaysia must stop abuse of transgenders: rights group

The Nation Multimedia 25 September 2014

Malaysia's transgender population faces systematic repression, harassment and mistreatment, and the government must immediately repeal laws that criminalise their lifestyles,

 

Turkey could take in Muslim Brotherhood leaders ousted from Qatar, Erdogan says

The Globe and Mail 16 September 2014

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that Turkey’s military is working on plans to establish a "buffer zone” against Islamic militants, on the country’s borders with

 

Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood Leaving Qatar May End Up In Turkey And Malaysia

A UK-based Saudi newspaper is reporting that according to head of the Muslim Brotherhood’s "International Organization”, many of the Muslim Brotherhood leaders reported to be

 
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