Wednesday, October 27

No to printing of book containing falsehoods on Islam

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KUALA LUMPUR: The Home Ministry has gazetted a prohibitory order against the publishing of a book titled ‘Islam Evil in the Name of God’ on July 7 for containing false narrative facts.

The ministry’s Publication Control Section and Al-Quran Text secretary Abd Aziz Md Nor said the narrative facts in the book was totally false, especially those involving the character of Prophet Mohammad and the sanctity of Islam.

“The publication is the evil effort of certain quarters to sow hatred and negative sentiments against Islam among non-Muslims. If the publishing is allowed, it could threaten peace,” he said in a statement.

He said the gazetting of the ban was in accordance with section 7 (1) of the Printing Presses and Publications Act 1984 and it was an offence according to sub-section 8 of the same act if anyone printed and published the book.

“If convicted one is liable to jail not more than three years and fine not exceeding RM20,000 or both,” he added. — Bernama