‘Islamic medicine practitioner’ pleads not guilty to insulting Islam

The Malaysian Insider 10 October 2012

A man who claimed to be an Islamic medicine practitioner pleaded not guilty in two Syariah courts here today to four charges, namely for insulting Islam, conducting a marriage


ESB targets Islamic 'sukuk' market in first for Irish firm

Irish Independent 20 September 2012
By Donal O'Donovan

THE ESB is planning to raise money by issuing an Islamic bond, known as sukuk, in what will be a first for an Irish company. The ESB is understood to have hired specialist


Muslim network Salamworld aims to be Facebook rival

BBC News 5 September 2012
By Jennifer Pak

At the International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM), in the country's capital Kuala Lumpur, Russian student Jeyhun Jaafar posts a video on a social network. A comment


Flags Burnt amid Attacks in Thai Deep South

The Irrawaddy News Magazine 4 September 2012

PATTANI, Thailand—Suspected insurgents burned Thai flags and raised Malaysian ones in their place in a coordinated operation Friday across Thailand’s Muslim-dominated south


Irshad Manji's Publisher Granted Leave For Judicial Review Hearing

BERNAMA 14 August 2012

KUALA LUMPUR -- The High Court here Monday granted leave to hear a judicial review application to challenge the ban on the book by the publisher of Irshad


In Malaysia, ruling party uses Islamic values to bolster support

Los Angeles Times 13 July 2012
By Ivy Sam and Mark Magnier

First came the banning of a gay arts festival and the book "Islamic Sex." Then the cancellation of U.S. singer Erykah Badu's concert after a publicity photo showed her with an


Malaysia: Muslim woman TV anchor suspended for charity haircut 27 June 2012

Kuala Lumpur: A Muslim TV anchor's decision to support cancer awareness by chopping off her hair has cost the woman her job at a Malaysian channel, which wants her to grow back her mane to


Malaysian charged for selling banned Canadian book

CBC News 20 June 2012

A Borders bookstore manager in Malaysia has been charged with distributing a Canadian writer's book that was banned as being against Islam. The government in the Muslim-majority country


Women in Malaysia escape sex slavery

Bikya Masr 15 June 2012
By Alisha Hassan

KUALA LUMPUR: A local media report this week highlighted the growing concern for women in the country being abducted and sold into sex work. According to The Malaysian Insider, five


Irshad Manji's books banned

Malaysia Chronicle 25 May 2012

PETALING JAYA - Home Ministry has banned liberal Muslim author Irshad Manji's books titled "Allah, Liberty and Love" and its Malay translation "Allah, Kebebasan dan Cinta." Deputy


Ban book if it's against Islam, say muftis 21 May 2012
By Atiqa Hazellah

KUALA LUMPUR - Two state muftis have called on the government to ban the Malay translation of Allah, Kebebasan dan Cinta, a book by Ugandan-born Canadian author Irshad Manji, if it is found


Revival of Islamists 18 May 2012
By Sunanda K Datta – Ray

From Singapore to Malaysia to Indonesia, an intolerant breed of Islam is gaining ground. Governments there appear helpless in containing it. I asked a woman of Indian-Pakistani origin


Malaysians to bring Islamic banking to Germany

DW.DE 14 May 2012
By Nicolas Martin

Islamic investing represents a 1.2 trillion euro market. Now one Malaysian firm wants to bring the trend to Germany. Others have tried and failed before, so it could be a


Turkish religion officials rule out haram fatwa for protests

An Islamic body in Malaysia, the National Fatwa Committee, announced May 6 that it was not permissible for Muslims to participate in any rally intending to oust a government or cause


"Threat of Christianization" conference held by Malaysian state

People of Shambhala 2 April 2012

The Malaysian state of Johor, in the southern Malaysian Peninsula, has announced that it will host a conference titled the "Strengthening the Faith, the Dangers of Liberalism and Pluralism and the


Erykah Badu banned over Allah tattoo

Herald Sun 29 February 2012

AMERICAN singer Erykah Badu has had her Malaysian concert cancelled because of her "Allah" tattoo. Authorities scuppered the show yesterday after seeing a photo in which Badu sports body art


Erykah Badu Concert Cancelled In Malaysia, Singer Banned For Allah Tattoo 29 February 2012

Seems that Erykah Badu has gotten her scheduled concert in Malaysia cancelled allegedly over a tattoo of Allah on her back. Erykah Badu was scheduled to perform in Kuala Lumpur, the federal


Home Ministry summons The Star for offensive picture

theSundaily 28 February 2012

KUALA LUMPUR: The Home Ministry today summoned The Star newspaper to explain why a picture of a United States singer who had tattoos of 'Allah' in Arabic on both sides of her bare


Malaysia: Islamic Councils Want More Guidelines On How Conduct In Non-Muslim Celebrations – OpEd 23 February 2012
By Yong Yen Nie

Malaysia’s Islamic council has proposed that the government should draw up a guideline to regulate interaction between Muslims and non-Muslims, to avoid confusion between the two groups on conduct


Malaysia bans British sex education book

AFP 23 February 2012

KUALA LUMPUR — Predominantly Muslim Malaysia on Wednesday banned the sale of a children's sex education book written by a British author, saying its contents "could threaten moral values". It had

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