OUTRAGE AFTER SOME M’SIAN MUSLIMS DEMAND CHURCH TO REMOVE CROSS

Malaysia’s government faced calls on Tuesday to take action against Muslim protesters who pressured a church to remove its cross, the latest example of rising Islamic intolerance that is fuelling religious tensions in the multi-faith country.

A group of about 50 protesters demonstrated Sunday outside the small church in a Kuala Lumpur suburb, saying the Christian symbol above it was an affront to local Muslims, according to Malaysian media.

The cross was removed hours later and there were no reports of violence.

The incident caused outrage among Muslims and non-Muslims alike, amid festering anxiety over Islamic intolerance in the traditionally moderate country.

Check Also

Worker’s Party MP He Ting Ru Calls Out Systemic Racism in Singapore

Sengkang MP He Ting Ru said she was dismayed that many Singaporeans are living with racism. "There is no place in our society for racism, sexism or xenophobia," she wrote.