Thursday, November 27, 2008

Malaysia backs down from yoga ban!!!

Malaysia's prime minister said Wednesday Muslims should still take up yoga, reversing an outright ban that has drawn widespread protests amid concerns over growing Islamic fundamentalism in the multiracial nation.

Malaysia's National Fatwa Council, comprising Islamic scholars, told Muslims at the weekend to avoid yoga because it uses Hindu prayers that could erode Muslims' faith.
But the decision drew a sharp rebuke from many Muslims and even Malaysia's sultans, or hereditary rulers, who said that they should be consulted on any matters involving Islam. More...
See also:

  1. Rajeswari, or how the Malaysian govt. screwed up the life of one of its citizens
  2. Malaysia: yoga banned for Muslims!!!
  3. Malaysia's body snatchers...

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