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Curious Print on Book

Post by theravada_guy » Sat Feb 06, 2010 3:09 am

Greetings all,

I have a book from WAVE and on the back, in the upper right corner it says 'For Non Muslims Only'. What is the purpose of this? I mean, I know what the phrase means, but why is it on the back of the book?
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Justin

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Re: Curious Print on Book

Post by retrofuturist » Sat Feb 06, 2010 3:20 am

Greetings Justin,

See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedom_of ... n_Malaysia" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Proselytizing of Muslims by members of other religions is not technically prohibited by federal law, even though Muslims may proselytize. It is however prohibited in 10 of the 13 states (i.e. excepting Penang, Sabah, Sarawak and the Federal Territories) and can lead to lengthy jail sentences and many strokes of the rotan (whipping). Most Christian and a few other religious groups in Malaysia put a standard disclaimer on literature and advertisements stating "For non-Muslims only". In a recent case nine Christians were arrested on charges of wanting to convert some Muslim students at the University Putra Malaysia in Serdang, near Kuala Lumpur.
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Re: Curious Print on Book

Post by theravada_guy » Sat Feb 06, 2010 3:35 am

Retro,

Oh, okay. I understand now. Thanks!
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Justin

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Re: Curious Print on Book

Post by Modus.Ponens » Sat Feb 06, 2010 3:10 pm

very good!... beware of the muslims :spy:
He turns his mind away from those phenomena, and having done so, inclines his mind to the property of deathlessness: 'This is peace, this is exquisite — the resolution of all fabrications; the relinquishment of all acquisitions; the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation; Unbinding.'
(Jhana Sutta - Thanissaro Bhikkhu translation)

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