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 and modernity.
“If we Muslims have any knowledge of these ‘isms’, then our faith will be affected and our lives will go astray,” Zaid wrote in a blog post, ridiculing the notion.
“So what do Muslims have to do instead? Must we reject life, pursue no knowledge, read no books and just listen to preachers who want to rule Muslims by indoctrination and propaganda? [The Malay Mail Online] Read more