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KUALA LUMPUR: The Home Ministry has banned Irshad Manji's book titled Allah, Liberty and Love as it contravenes teachings of the Al-Quran and Hadith.
Deputy Home Minister Datuk Wira Abu Seman said the ministry had decided to ban the book under Section 7 (Subsection 1) of the Printing Presses and Publications Act 1984.
Irshad's book, which was translated into the Malay language, had been forwarded to the Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) to be studied.
"This is because the book, which is believed to have elements that can deviate Muslims from their faith and which insulted Islam, has received numerous complaints," he said in a statement here Thursday.
"The ministry received a report from Jakim, and based on its findings, the contents have elements that can confuse the public and contain words that insult Islam," he said.
Irshad is a liberal Muslim activist who openly supports Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual and Transsexual (LGBT) lifestyles.
On July 30, 2009, her previous book, entitled The Trouble With Islam Today, was also banned in Malaysia. - Bernama
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