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Pahang mufti’s ‘kafir harbi’ remark ‘seditious’, Malaysian churches say

Pahang mufti’s ‘kafir harbi’ remark ‘seditious’, Malaysian churches say

June 29, 2016

KUALA LUMPUR, June 29 — The Pahang mufti’s use of the “kafir harbi” term is seditious and provocative, the Council of Churches of Malaysia (CCM) said today. CCM said it was greatly alarmed at Datuk Seri Abdul Rahman Osman’s use of the infidel label on all those who oppose the introduction of the Islamic penal code — hudud — in multicultural Malaysia. “It is to date, one of the most divisive and provocative statements made by a state official which creates suspicion... Read more

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