The Malaysian Consultative Council of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism and Taoism appears to believe the faith of non-Muslims is so fragile (begitu rapuh iman kami) that just by being exposed to the Quran, we will convert to Islam.
The MCCBCHST also seems to think that non-Muslims are easily confused and merely by reading a Quran, our original religious beliefs will be compromised (kami dipesongkan akidah).
Today, it accused a project to distribute one million copies of the Quran as trying to persuade non-Muslims to abandon our faith, and urges us not to accept the translated version of Allah’s holy book even if it is given to us.
The fear expressed by MCCBCHST, and the reason it provides in urging us to reject this free gift from the Islamic Information and Services Foundation, reeks of Christian insecurity.
The Christians are always preaching how they love their neighbours but in this case, they’re not showing love but instead harbouring an unfounded fear of the Quran – their neighbour’s sacred religious text.
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They’re demanding equal right to distribute their Allah bibles, is it?
The interfaith group said in its press statement today, “MCCBCHST is of the view that the intended distribution of the translated copies of the Quran to non-Muslims is obnoxious as a similar right is not given to non-Muslims”.
MCCBCHST said this was a covert way of spreading Islam and done in “bad faith”.
MCCBCHST comprises the Christian Federation of Malaysia, the Catholic Bishops Conference of Malaysia, Council of Churches of Malaysia, National Evangelical Christian Fellowship as well as Hindu Sangam, Federation of Taoist Associations, and three Buddhist and Sikh associations/societies each.
Related article, ‘Interfaith group cries foul over free Quran, advises non-Muslims against accepting‘ (Malay Mail, 9 Feb 2015)