Undeterred scholar vows to continue challenging Muslim autocrats

Sheridan Mahavera

Islamic Renaissance Front founder Dr Ahmad Farouk Musa says the events his think tank organises are intellectual and academic discussions, and not classes to teach people religion. - The Malaysian Insight pic by Seth Akmal, September 29, 2017.

EVEN as he faces a fine and a possible jail term, Dr Ahmad Farouk Musa, is undeterred and the think tank he leads will continue to challenge the country’s authoritarian interpretation of Islam.

The Islamic Renaissance Front (IRF) founder and chairman also believes that the Federal Territory Islamic Religious Department (Jawi) investigation against him by is flawed.

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  • Dr Ahmad Farouk Musa, you are a beacon of hope. I'm sure there are a lot of Malaysians who support you. Bigotry, racism, extremism must be stamped out for the continued peaceful co-existence of the various races, cultures and religions in Malaysia that make it such a nice place to live in. A lot of damage has been done in the past three decades or so and it's not easy to undo it. I admire and support your noble efforts to halt the talibanisation of this country. May God bless you.

    Posted 4 years ago by Ravinder Singh

  • Challenging hundreds.of years of Islamic scholarship and the people's apathy, is modern foolishness. It's classic heroism, true warrior and patriot but foolish.

    Posted 4 years ago by Bigjoe Lam