KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – A Borders bookstore manager in Malaysia has been charged with distributing a Canadian writer’s book that was banned as being against Islam.
The government in the Muslim-majority country regularly bans books it considers threats to religious stability. “Allah, Liberty and Love” was banned in late May.
The website for author Irshad Manji says it is about “how to reconcile faith and freedom in a world seething with repressive dogmas.”
Nik Raina Nik Abdul Aziz could face a two-year prison sentence and fine if convicted of the charge that was filed Tuesday.
Her lawyer Rosli Dahlan said the store was inspected before the book was banned.
Malaysia’s Islamic courts have jurisdiction only over Muslims. A hearing was set for Sept. 19.
Irshad Manji on ALLAH
“Irshad Manji is the new voice of reform, not only for Islam, but for all religions.”
— Deepak Chopra
The New York Times bestselling author to whom Oprah gave her first ever Chutzpah Award, Irshad Manji has written a book that equips all of us to develop moral courage.
Allah, Liberty & Love is ultimately a book about how to become a gutsy global citizen working for both personal and world peace.
Irshad Manji on LIBERTY
Irshad Manji on LOVE