Outlaw Evangelicalism in Malaysia, says Islamic coalition

Bede Hong

Centre for Human Rights Research and Advocacy (Centhra) CEO Azril Mohd Amin proposes that the 'dangerous movement that is evangelicalism' be kept in check as it 'threatens religious harmony in Malaysia'. – YouTube screenshot, June 15, 2017.

A COALITION of Islamic NGOs has put forward a provocative proposal:  ban Christian evangelicalism in Malaysia.

While the proposal is unlikely to receive a positive response from the Barisan Nasional administration given the strength of the Christian vote in East Malaysia, the sheer audacity of the idea shows the fraying of religious fault lines in the country.

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  • It is obvious that Azril doesn't know what he is talking about. And there are just too many giveaways (just in this very short article) about his lack of knowledge of Christianity in general and Evangelicalism in particular for me to cite here. His poor understanding of the terms Evangelicals, Evangelicalism and evangelism is proof enough. What is disturbing is that he is the CEO of a group that is called the Centre for Human Rights Research and Advocacy (Centhra). It appears that Azril is championing human rights. But in his worldview Christians in general and Evangelicals in particular don't have human rights! What is even more frightening is that Azril is fanning the fire of religious intolerance in Malaysia.

    Posted 6 years ago by Soon Hock Lim

  • We don't need hypocritical rhetoric here. Do unto others as you would to yourselves. Stop all Islamic evangelicalism as well.

    Posted 6 years ago by Awang Top

  • The Federal Constitution does not state that Islam is the official religion of Malaya. Official means government. We should drop Malaysis and just use Malaya. Article 160 refers. So, it's Federation of Malaya and the colonies of Sabah and Sarawak.

    Posted 6 years ago by Joe Fernandez

  • It was just a matter of time before someone comes up with this suggestion ...

    Posted 6 years ago by Tong C.K. HO

  • Centre for Human Rights? If your research is accurate, aren't you also saying Allah did not create everything, no?

    Posted 6 years ago by Julian Chung

  • Azril is right about evangelicalism is part of the Protestant Christian community.
    About Yarovaya Act, to apply this here means it should be equally applied to Muskim Missionary groups spreading Islam amongst non-Muslim especially Christians all over the place! Does he think we're idiots?!
    Take back your Muslim Missionary buddies, Azril! AHAHAHAHAHHA!

    Posted 6 years ago by Kekus Vult