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April 20, 2005

Malaysian government violates Quran

The Quran says:

5:46 And in their footsteps We sent Jesus the son of Mary, confirming the Law that had come before him: We sent him the gospel: therein was guidance and light, and confirmation of the Law that had come before him: a guidance and an admonition to those who fear Allah.

...and also...

5:66 If only they had stood fast by the Law, the gospel, and all the revelation that was sent to them from their Lord, they would have enjoyed happiness from every side. There is from among them a party on the right course: but many of them follow a course that is evil.

...and also...

7:157 "Those who follow the apostle, the unlettered Prophet, whom they find mentioned in their own (scriptures),- in the law and the gospel;- for he commands them what is just and forbids them what is evil; he allows them as lawful what is good (and pure) and prohibits them from what is bad (and impure); He releases them from their heavy burdens and from the yokes that are upon them. So it is those who believe in him, honour him, help him, and follow the light which is sent down with him,- it is they who will prosper."

I could go on, but you get the idea — the Quran treats the Bible as a source of wisdom. In fact it goes so far as to encourage reading the Bible.

Apparently the Islamic government of Malaysia doesn't believe the Quran:

The Bible in Malay edition won't be restricted by the Government, said Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. However, Christians must ensure that they will never spread the word of God to the Muslims.

He said the Bible in Malay edition must emphasize this its cover to show that the book was not meant for the Muslims.

"We have never put it on the list of banned books. It is sold in the bookstores or churches." Abdullah told a press conference Tuesday.

When he was previously the Deputy Prime Minister, Abdullah held a meeting with all the representatives of Christian associations representatives on the issue.

"I told them then that they can have the Malay edition and the Government would not place it on the list of banned books. But the condition is that they must highlight that the book is not for Muslims' reading," he said.

Odd that Moslems don't seem to too upset over this blatant defiance of what they claim is their holy book. Could they actually have decided to oppose it peacefully (and extremely quietly)? Or perhaps it's that they pick and choose which parts they want to follow, and which parts they want to ignore. Interesting approach to a belief so many of them are willing to kill and maim for.

Posted by Danny Carlton at April 20, 2005 10:35 AM

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