PUTRAJAYA, Jan 26 (Bernama) — The book “Muslim Women and The Challenge of Islamic Extremism” can create doubt and disharmony among the people in the country, according to the Malaysian Islamic Development Department (JAKIM).
Its director general, Wan Mohamad Sheikh Abdul Aziz Wan Mohamad said the contents of the book contravened the Islamic Publication Materials Censorship Guidelines issued by Jakim in 1996.
“Several obvious errors were found (in the book),” he said in a statement Tuesday.
He said among others the book stated that Islamic family laws and Syariah criminal laws were promoting prejudice and discrimination against women.
And everyone knows that isn’t true!
The book also questioned the Fatwa institution and the ban on non-Islamic scholars from discussing Islamic issues, besides promoting re-interpretation of the verses in the Quran, especially on gender bias, he said….
Horror of horrors!
Wan Mohamad said Jakim also respected the High Court’s decision on Monday to lift the ban on the book, but felt that it was its responsibility to explain to the public on the errors found in any Islamic book in the market.