In Otherwise Tolerant Malaysia, Shiites Are Banned

January 14, 2011

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AP

In this Muslim-majority country, it's OK to be Christian, Buddhist or Hindu. But not Shiite.


Malaysian religious police raided a three-story shop-house last month and detained more than 100 Shiites who had gathered to mark the death of one of their most beloved saints, Prophet Muhammad's grandson, who was killed in the year 680.