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Malaysian Muslims facing fascist indoctrination, former minister says

Malaysian Muslims facing fascist indoctrination, former minister says

July 31, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, July 31 — Datuk Zaid Ibrahim has hit out at religious authorities and right-wing groups for subjecting Muslims to propaganda to the point of expecting the faithful to read no books, but to simply obey preachers even when they talk “absolute nonsense”. The former de facto law minister cited as example the Hari Raya sermon by the Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim), where Muslims were told to reject liberalism, capitalism, pluralism, secularism, materialism... Read more

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