Kassim Ahmad taught us how to think, say writers, activists and scholars

Amin Iskandar Melati A. Jalil Yasmin Ramlan

Kassim Ahmad is hailed a forerunner in polemical thought in Malaysia . – The Malaysian Insight file pic, October 10, 2017.

SCHOLARS, writers and activists mourn the death of Muslim thinker Kassim Ahmad, saying that his passing leaves a gaping hole in the country’s intellectual life and religious understanding.

Scholar Dr Ahmad Farouk Musa said Kassim was “the most persecuted Muslim intellectual in Malaysia”, as when he was alive, no one at his age had been treated so harshly by the religious authorities for voicing his opinion. 

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  • “In this country, thinking is a crime. Schools are not allowed to think. Mosques are not allowed to think. Muftis are not allowed to think. Newspapers are not allowed to think,” said the prolific author, who has several books banned by Putrajaya."

    Have to differ a bit on this as now we can see Muftis are thinker but as a politicians.

    Posted 5 years ago by Lee Lee