The Home Ministry in Putrajaya, a city in Malaysia, just south of Kuala Lumpur, has banned six publications “because their contents may be detrimental to public order, morality and the public interest.”
To be more explicit: the publications were deemed to be “contrary to Islam’s Ahli Sunnah Wal Jamaah (Sunni) teachings.” They contain “elements promoting liberalism that can cause confusion among readers, especially Muslims.” Muslims must not stain themselves with liberalism; they dare not educate themselves at will (especially women) and make their own moral decisions. The state clerics must do it for them.
This illustrates the nature of political Islam in traditional Islamic teachings. Authorities impose Islamic teachings and religious obedience upon their people. There is no room for pluralism, discussion, debate, scrutiny, and worst of all, for criticism of Islam. And this authoritarianism has not remained in Putrajaya and other Sharia-compliant areas of the world. Now this Sharia-compliance is coming to the West by means of mass Muslim migration.
PUTRAJAYA: The Home Ministry has gazetted a prohibition order on six publications because their contents may be detrimental to public order, morality and the public interest.
The ministry’s secretary-general Datuk Seri Alwi Ibrahim said the order was issued through four government gazettes dated April 24 – PU(A)106, PU(A)107, PU(A)108 and PU(A)109.
He said the prohibition was issued under Section 7(1) of the Printing Presses and Publications Act 1984 (Act 301).
“This order outlines that the printing, import, production, reproduction, publication, sale, distribution, issuance, circulation, distribution or possession of the publications are strictly prohibited in Malaysia,” he said in a statement, today.
“The publications include Islam dan Teologi Pembebasan; The Road to Muhammad; and Mutiara Sastera Ali: Edisi Surat & Aforisme as they are deemed to contain elements that cause confusion among the people and are contrary to Islam’s Ahli Sunnah Wal Jamaah (Sunni) teachings.
“Another publication entitled Mengenal Allah Melalui Agama-Agama Purba: Gautama Buddha Seorang Nabi? has to be banned as its contents are contrary to Islamic akidah and teachings, and it contains elements promoting liberalism that can cause confusion among readers, especially Muslims.”
Alwi said the other two publications entitled Confessions: A Secret Diary and Hidden Agendas were found to contain pornography and sexual stories that were not compatible with the norms of Malaysian life.
“Any individual who prints, imports, produces, reproduces, publishes, sells, circulates, offers to sell, distributes or has a banned publication is committing an offence under Section 8 (2) of the Printing Presses and Publications Act 1984.
“If convicted, they can be jailed for not more than three years….