Proham expresses deep concern in the manner in which Minister Hajah Nancy Shukri has justified the decision not to prosecute Datuk Ibrahim Ali over his call to burn the Bible.
This position adopted by the Minister contradicts the moderate position adopted by the Prime Minister and deems to be inconsistent with the Federal Constitution. It is baffling to justify such a statement under article 11:4 as a defense of Islam.
Proham fully supports the position adopted by Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah "that the Minister's argumentation does not reflect the true teaching of Islam and cannot be used to justify such statement from Datuk Ibrahim".
Proham further supports the call for promoting inter religious harmony through dialogue and mediation and not by defending, justifying or condoning such statements.
Issued by Datuk Kuthubul Zaman Bukhari, Proham Chairman
Oct 10, 2014