Home Ministry bans Irshad Manji’s book titled ‘Allah, Liberty and Love’
KUALA LUMPUR, May 24 – The Home Ministry has banned Irshad Manji’s book and publication titled ‘Allah, Liberty and Love’, as it contravened teachings of the Al-Quran and Hadith.
Deputy Home Minister Datuk Wira Abu Seman said the ministry had decided to ban the book under Section 7 Subsection 1 of the Printing Presses and Publications Act 1984.
Irshad’s book which was translated into the Malay language, had been forwarded to the Malaysian Islamic Development Department (JAKIM) to be studied.
“This is because the book which is believed to have elements that can deviate Muslims from their faith, Islamic teachings and elements which insulted Islam and has received numerous complaints,” he said in a statement here.
“The ministry had received a report from the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (JAKIM) and based on its findings, the contents had elements that can confuse the public and contained words that insults Islam.”
Irshad (picture) is a liberal Muslim activist who openly supported Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual and Transsexual (LGBT) lifestyles.
On July 30, 2009, her previous book, entitled “The Trouble With Islam Today”, was also banned in Malaysia. – Bernama