Islam will come under the threat of apostasy and secularism if Putrajaya caves to pressures from civil rights groups during its human rights review in Geneva this month, the Malaysian Muslim Lawyers Association warned today.
In a statement here, association president Datuk Zainul Rijal Abu Bakar urged the government to ignore the demands of Comango or the Coalition of Malaysian NGOs in the UPR (Universal Periodic Review), which had recently issued its list of recommendations ahead of the October 24 review by the Human Rights Council.
According to Zainul, the coalition of over 50 NGOs had recommended far-reaching proposals purportedly to improve the country’s human rights record but this would also effectively usurp Islam and Malaysia’s sovereignty.
Muslims in Malaysia are so afraid of other religions that they oppose giving religious minorities the right to preach their religion freely because it will increase apostasy, they say. There can be no reason for the fear other than the fact they know their interpretation of Islam is faulty and will crumble under scrutiny by another religion.
Original Source: The Malay Mail Online