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DPM: Mustafa Akyol’s book banned for opposing ‘societal norms’

A federal government gazette dated September 26 had announced that Turkish author Mustafa Akyol’s book, ‘Islam Without Extremes: A Muslim Case For Liberty’, has been prohibited. — Pictures by KE Ooi Read more at http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/dpm-mustafa-akyols-book-banned-for-opposing-societal-norms#uXVz80btcwHsQd58.99

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 6 ― Turkish author Mustafa Akyol’s book was banned by the Home Ministry as it was against so-called societal norms here, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said today.

The Home minister explained that after reviewing the book titled Islam Without Extremes: A Muslim Case for Liberty, it was prohibited as the facts in it were allegedly not suitable for Malaysians.

“The book we have banned from an international author as there were many facts in the book which were not suitable to the societal norms here,” Ahmad Zahid told reporters in a press conference after an event here.

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