Fight overzealous religious authorities with knowledge, say Muslim intellectuals

Gan Pei Ling

Panelists speaking at the "Is Liberty an Islamic Value" forum at the Concorde Hotel in Kuala Lumpur today. They say moderate Muslims must fight overzealous religious authorities with knowledge instead. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Nazir Sufari, December 17, 2017.

MODERATE Muslim groups in Malaysia should not get embroiled in unproductive debates over labels with local religious authorities, said a US-based Islamic scholar today.

“My advice to you is not to get locked into a debate as to whether you are a liberal or not, and whether your accusers are extremists or fundamentalists.

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