Barack Obama’s statement deeply offensive and insensitive

Barack Obama’s statement deeply offensive and insensitive

Press Statement 22 November 2015

The Centre for Human Rights Research and Advocacy (CENTHRA), iPeguam and Young Professionals (YP) are shocked, outraged and perturbed reading news reports quoting US President Barack Obama as saying that the state should respect Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) rights as part of human rights and that government policy on marriage should be the same for both opposite sex and same sex couples. Continue reading

The 5th Meeting of Istanbul Process

The 5th Meeting of Istanbul Process

Key Points of Moderators’ summary of the 5th Meeting of Istanbul Process for the “full and effective implementation of UN HRC Resolution 16/18”

In continuation of the previous four constructive meetings, the 5th Meeting of the Istanbul Process was held in the Headquarters of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, from 3-4 June 2015 to consider the full and effective implementation of UN HRC Resolution 16/18. Continue reading

Pemerkasaan pendekatan IPHRC

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Suruhanjaya Tetap Bebas Hak Asasi Manusia (IPHRC) yang dianggotai 18 negara Pertubuhan Kerjasama Islam (OIC) telah direalisasikan penubuhannya pada bulan Jun 2011 bagi mencari langkah pemerkasaan hak asasi manusia dari perspektif Islam. Malaysia, selain Turki dan Indonesia, merupakan anggota yang aktif dan menonjol telah turut menyumbang secara berkesan segi pendekatan yang berupaya meningkatkan taraf pencapaian hak asasi manusia di kalangan negara-negara anggota OIC. Continue reading

In support of the campaign to defend the honour of Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W)

Petitioning House of Common – for the creation of a law affording protection to the Muslim community, the religion of Islam and its practices, the key personalities in Islam including Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon Him) and all of the Prophets of God Almighty as recognised in all three Abrahamic faiths of Islam, Christianity and Judaism. Continue reading


Having met several European white-skinned Muslims lately, I have noticed that they are still much more casual about converting to Islam than most Americans. A Danish brother says that many Danes are converting, in spite of the bad reputation his country has with Muslims elsewhere. Continue reading

The real Islamophobia

It is not Osama, or even the universal celebration of his supposed capture.

It is the twenty American states considering a legal ban on Shari’ah activities, including legal penalties for operating businesses according to Shari’ah law. It has been described as ‘a discriminatory and wholly unfounded idea‘. How this can be in a supposedly “free country” is a great mystery. Continue reading

Muslim Youth today

(in-progress draft of initial chapter of a proposed monograph; comments are most welcome)

1. Modern Youth – With and Without Islam

Muslim youth – all youth – need facilities. They need a “high-energy space” to grow up in, to borrow a term from telemarketing. Look at the richness of educational and intellectual possibilities for Malaysia’s Muslim youth compared to so many other Muslim countries. And look at how eagerly they “take the bull of modern technology by the horn”, as it were. One must admire them for so bravely embracing their “growing pains”. They seem well aware that they are the vanguard of a new Renaissance of the Muslim Ummah that is occurring throughout the human race.

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New opportunities in Malaysia-US relations

The trusteeship for the leadership of the human race had been lost by the Muslims since approximately 1492 CE, when the Catholic forces of Europe both discovered America and took Granada as the last stronghold of the Muslims in Spain.

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