17.07.2012 - In Malaysia, ruling party uses Islamic values to bolster support
First came the banning of a gay arts festival and the book "Islamic Sex." Then the cancellation of U.S. singer Erykah Badu's concert after a publicity photo showed her with an "Allah" tattoo. Next on the banned list was British author Peter Mayle's sex-education book "Where Did I Come From?" and, in May, "Allah, Liberty & Love" by liberal Muslim activist Irshad Manji, which calls for reform and greater tolerance within Islam. Although state religious officials in Malaysia say preventing citizens' exposure to "un-Islamic" books, authors and entertainers is a moral necessity, opposition leaders offer a different view: It's largely about political power. .............................................Full Article: Source
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