Something seems to have gone amiss in that next-to-last paragraph below. What they probably meant is that these additional measures, which serve to “protect” Islam from having to stand on its own in the free market of ideas, aim to counter an imaginary “conspiracy” to weaken the faith of Muslims. It didn’t quite come out that way.
“Propagation Of Non-Islamic Teachings To Muslims Can Be Charged In Civil Court, Says Jamil Khir,” from Bernama, October 24 (thanks to Twostellas):
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 24 (Bernama) — Non-Muslims who propagate their non-Islamic religious teachings to Muslims can be charged in the civil court under the Control and Restriction of the Propagation of Non-Islamic Religions Enactment.
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom said provisions in the enactment included offences for persuading, coaxing and instigating Muslims to change their religious faith.
Besides publishing publications on other religions other than Islam, it is also an offence to expose non-adult Muslims to other religions, he said when debating the Supply Bill 2012 in the Dewan Rakyat.
Many people were not aware of the law which had been enforced since 1980, he said, adding that among states which enforced the law were Terengganu, Kelantan, Selangor, Melaka, Kedah, Pahang, Johor, Negeri Sembilan and Perlis.
He said the Islamic Development Department (JAKIM) would continue to collaborate with all state Islamic religious councils in an effort to weaken the religious faith of Muslims.
He said efforts were also made by the government to standardise Islamic law in all states.