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Bizarre banning of Origin of Species in Malaysia

Postby Brian Jordan » Wed May 07, 2014 1:19 pm

It's been banned because of complaints.
According to the written reply by the Home Minister (see attachments), the book is banned because it “endangers public harmony.” Explaining further, the Minister also states that the “translated book depicts a view of the origin and creation of species that goes against Islamic teachings and is in contravention of the Islamic Materials Censorship Guidelines as well as the beliefs of the Ahli Sunnah Wal Jamaah….”
Apparently only the Malay translation has been banned, the English edition is still freely available.
http://www.therocket.com.my/en/discrimination-against-malay-readers-is-abominable/
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