Jamil Khir wants probe on lesbian Muslim author’s book
ALOR SETAR, May 20 — Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom has called on Home Ministry to carry out an immediate investigation into a book authored by liberal Islamic activist, Irshad Manji.
He said the Malaysian Islamic Development Department’s (Jakim) analysis of the book, entitled “Allah, Liberty and Love”, revealed that it was filled with words insulting Islam.
“The decision to ban the book is the prerogative of the Home Ministry. We (Jakim) can only advise them as our analysis found that the book is dangerous for the Muslims,” he told a press conference here today.
Irshad Manji, who openly supported lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual (LGBT) lifestyles, arrived in Malaysia on Thursday to launch her new book.
The launch of the book took place yesterday and she was reported to have left for Canada last night.
Irshad Manji had also authored a book entitled “The Problem With Islam Today”, which offended Muslims worldwide and contained the same idealism as Salman Rushdie, the author of the novel “The Satanic Verses”. — Bernama