Malaysia

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
By SUMETH PANPETCH

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

IBNLive.com 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

asiaone.com 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

dailypioneer.com 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

MusiqQueen.com 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

eurasiareview.com 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

 

Shariah's Police

Center For Security Policy 15 February 2012
By Frank Gaffney, Jr.

Over the weekend, a drama with potentially horrific consequences for freedom-loving Americans played out half-a-world away.

A Saudi newspaper columnist named Hamza Kashgari was detained in Malaysia, reportedly on the basis of an alert by the International Criminal Police Organization, better known as Interpol.  Reuters quotes a Malaysian police spokesman as saying that, "This arrest was part of an Interpol operation which the Malaysian police were a part of.”

 

Dutch stand up for Saudi Twitter apostate

Radio Netherlands Worldwide 14 February 2012

Twenty-three-year-old journalist and Twitterer Hamza Kashgari was extradited from Malaysia to Saudi Arabia on Sunday. He faces a possible death sentence for apostasy. Dutch Foreign Minister Uri

 
Syndicate content