Malaysia

What They Don’t Tell You About Islamic Banking

American Center for Democracy 14 February 2014
By Rachel Ehrenfeld

Islamic banking is erroneously viewed as an ancient practice. “Neither classical nor medieval Islamic civilization featured banks in the modern sense, let alone ‘Islamic’ banks,”

 

Malaysian church hit with petrol bombs

Sky News 28 January 2014

Two petrol bombs have been thrown at a Malaysian church, igniting fears of more violence as a religious dispute over the use of the word 'Allah' rages.

 

Malaysian Muslims surprised by Sweden´s laws protectig chidren from physical abuse...

Thousands of Malaysians are backing a campaign for the release of a Muslim couple after they were arrested in Sweden for allegedly smacking their 12-year-old son’s hand when he

 

Sweden takes tourism chief’s children into care over smacking

The Times 24 January 2014
By Richard Lloyd Parry

A campaign is being waged in Malaysia for the release of a Muslim couple who were arrested in Sweden for allegedly hitting their 12-year-old son on the hand when he refused to

 

Malaysian couple in Swedish jail treated well

The Star Online 21 January 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: The Swedish authorities have treated the Malaysian couple held in its prison well. According to the Malaysian ambassador to Sweden, Datuk Badruddin Ab Rahman,

 

The Elephant in the ‘Christian Persecution’ Room

FrontPage Magazine 21 January 2014
By Raymond Ibrahim

Open Doors USA recently released its widely cited 2014 World Watch List—a report that highlights and ranks the 50 worst nations around the globe persecuting Christians.

 

Two peacekeepers killed as suicide bomb hits bank in northern Mali

Reuters 9 January 2014
By Adama Diarra and Tiemoko Diallo

A suicide bomber killed two Senegalese U.N. peacekeepers and destroyed the only operating bank in the northern Malian town of Kidal on Saturday, one day before a second round

 

In Muslim New Year message, Najib pledges to defend ‘Allah’

The Malai Mail Online 5 November 2013

Datuk Seri Najib Razak assured Muslims today that his government would continue to defend the name of “Allah” and uphold the position of Islam, even as it embraced the concept

 

Ke$ha concert banned ‘at the 11th hour’ in Muslim-majority Malaysia

Washington Times 30 October 2013
By Jessica Chasmar

Pop singer Ke$ha was forced to cancel her Malaysian concert on Saturday after authorities said it would undermine religious and cultural sensitivities. "We are distraught to

 

Debate Over Use of ‘Allah’ in Malaysia Continues

The Wall Street Journal 22 October 2013
By Celine Fernandez

A recent court ruling that prohibits a publication of the Roman Catholic Church in this Muslim-majority country from using the word “Allah” to represent the Christian God has far from

 

Malaysia Rules Catholic Paper Can't Use 'Allah'

The Wall Street Journal 15 October 2013
By Abhrajit Gangopadhyay and Celine Fernandez

Worries over the religious freedoms of minorities in Muslim-majority Malaysia are growing after Malaysia's appeal court ruled Monday that a Roman Catholic publication can't use the term "Allah" to

 

Malaysian court: 'Allah' is Muslim-only word

Aljazeera 14 October 2013

Court says the Catholic Herald newspaper is banned from using Islamic term, in ruling that affects other publications. An appeals panel has ruled that a Malaysian Catholic newspaper

 

Extremism in the name of Islam and Malaysian Muslims

The Malaysian Insider 23 September 2013
By Joshua Woo

The Pew Research Center’s Global Attitudes Project recent report on Muslims’ values towards extremism which was based on its face-to-face interviews conducted in 11 countries

 

Stop baseless accusations over use of "Allah” – The Christian Federation of Malaysia

The Malaysian Insider 10 September 2013

As the hearing date of 10 September 2013 for the appeal by the Government of Malaysia against the decision of the High Court of Malaya to allow The Herald newspaper to use the

 

Video: Hindu Woman converted to Islam without her knowledge

Most Intolerant religion 9 September 2013
By Rahul Raj

SUBANG JAYA: An illiterate Hindu woman has been converted to Islam without her knowledge and only found out through the National Registration Department (NRD). Madinah Kanniammah Abdullah, 54, who lives in a rundown longhouse settlement in Kampung Bunga Raya, Subang, said she had never been a Muslim.

 

Ex-British police officer given Muslim burial

The Star Online 4 September 2013

KUANTAN: Former policeman Sgt Arthur Albert Waters (pic) was given a Muslim burial after the British High Commission approved the release of his remains from Hospital Tengku

 

Sharia and sky scrapers: Malaysia's artificial wonderland

Haaretz Daily Newspaper 30 August 2013
By Gideon Levy

KUALA LUMPUR - Two hardscrabble Malaysian fishermen, wearing wide-brimmed straw hats, were busy repairing their traps this week. Made out of twigs, their contraptions each

 

‘Christians started it’, Muslim activists say of Allah row

The Malai Mail Online 28 August 2013
By Zurairi AR

KUALA LUMPUR – A global Christian evangelical conspiracy is behind the "Allah” row, Muslim activists here alleged today, as they described a clandestine agenda to

 

SocGen plans $300 million sukuk program in Malaysia

Ahram Online 26 August 2013

Societe Generale will launch a 1 billion ringgit ($300 million) Islamic bond program in Malaysia, two sources familiar with the deal told Reuters, becoming the second major

 

Malaysian gov't wins right to appeal 'Allah' case

Sacramento Bee 22 August 2013

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Malaysia's government on Thursday won the right to appeal a court ruling that allowed the country's non-Muslim minority to use the word "Allah" to

 
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