Turkish journalist leaves Malaysia after summons by religious authority 

Sheridan Mahavera

Turkish journalist Mustafa Akyol was supposed to have featured at a forum titled 'The Islamic Jesus: The Commonalities Between Judaism, Christianity, and Islam'. – pic from mustafaakyol.org, September 25, 2017.

A PROMINENT Turkish journalist left Malaysia today, just after he was summoned for questioning by religious authorities for being involved in a forum on Christianity and Islam in Kuala Lumpur.

Mustafa Akyol was scheduled to speak on the topic “The Islamic Jesus: The Commonalities Between Judaism, Christianity and Islam”, at Nottingham University Malaysia’s teaching centre in Kuala Lumpur this afternoon.

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  • It is a pity that this beloved nation cannot handle anything intellectually stimulating. I am deliberately not using the word "challenging" because Mustafa Akyol's HOW THE KING OF THE JEWS BECAME A PROPHET OF THE MUSLIMS: THE ISLAMIC JESUS, stays true to the Qur'an, but he asks modern day Muslims to ponder the relevance of the Quran's Jesus. He cites intellectual Mohammed Abduh as someone who bemoaned the lack of something in between zealotry and militant resistance.... and that Jesus showed a third way. He wrote it to help Muslims find their path in terms of rejecting extreme legalism, using compassion and yet stubborn resistance to neo colonialism. As Jesus did.

    Posted 4 years ago by Dr. Patricia Martinez