6 Malaysian Muslims Charged With Insulting Hindus

September 8, 2009

Author: AP

Source: Syracuse.com


Six Malaysian Muslims have been charged with sedition for parading a severed cow's head to protest against the planned construction of a Hindu temple.

The cow is the holiest animal in Hinduism.

The men were charged Wednesday in a district court in Shah Alam, the capital of Selangor state, where they had marched with the cow head and stomped on it Aug. 28. They are against the state government's plan to build a temple in their largely Muslim neighborhood.