Malaysia: Harassment of Sisters in Islam for questioning 'Syariah' caning of 3 women

The Malaysian Insider

The Selangor Islamic Religious Council (Mais) has lodged police reports against The Star managing editor P. Gunasegaran and Sisters in Islam (SIS) for questioning the syariah whipping against three Muslim women for engaging in illicit sex. Mais secretary Datuk Mohamed Khusrin Munawi said an article written by Gunasegaran had denigrated Islam and the Syariah law.

“A report was also lodged against SIS for issuing a statement along the same line on the issue,” he told reporters after lodging the reports at the Shah Alam Police District Headquarters here today.

Mohamed Khusrin said those who were not well-versed with the Syariah criminal law had no rights and not qualified to question a law governing Muslims.

On an apology issued by The Star yesterday, he said it was not sufficient.