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dontlimitmylit:

Al-Jazeera finally catches wind of our embarrassing JAWI raids, book bans, moral policing & censorship by harassment in Malaysia. It’s a feature! Apparently these are how religious officials like these days: 

“They singled out the Malay women and asked them if they were married,” Borders Books’ Chief Operating Officer Yau Su Peng told Al Jazeera. “Those who said they were single were then accused of being a lesbian. Some were in tears.”
Nik Raina and Fung were then ordered to appear at JAWI’s offices the next day. When they did so, Nik Raina’s lawyer was turned away, denying her a right to counsel that’s enshrined in Malaysia’s constitution.
All this happened even though at the time, on May 23, Allah, Liberty and Love wasn’t actually banned.

Click the picture for the full article and read about the absolute nonsense going down in our so called democracy over a BOOK. It’s a good story that I hope more will pick up on. As a book lover Muslim patriot myself, I totally believe my country deserves shaming for this on an international level. 

Journalists, here!

dontlimitmylit:

Al-Jazeera finally catches wind of our embarrassing JAWI raids, book bans, moral policing & censorship by harassment in Malaysia. It’s a feature! Apparently these are how religious officials like these days: 

“They singled out the Malay women and asked them if they were married,” Borders Books’ Chief Operating Officer Yau Su Peng told Al Jazeera. “Those who said they were single were then accused of being a lesbian. Some were in tears.”

Nik Raina and Fung were then ordered to appear at JAWI’s offices the next day. When they did so, Nik Raina’s lawyer was turned away, denying her a right to counsel that’s enshrined in Malaysia’s constitution.

All this happened even though at the time, on May 23, Allah, Liberty and Love wasn’t actually banned.

Click the picture for the full article and read about the absolute nonsense going down in our so called democracy over a BOOK. It’s a good story that I hope more will pick up on. As a book lover Muslim patriot myself, I totally believe my country deserves shaming for this on an international level. 

Journalists, here!

Among other things, you’ll find that you’re not the first person who was ever confused and frightened and even sickened by human behavior. You’re by no means alone on that score, you’ll be excited and stimulated to know. Many, many men have been just as troubled morally and spiritually as you are right now. Happily, some of them kept records of their troubles, You’ll learn from them - if you want to. Just as someday, if you have something to offer, someone will learn something from you. It’s a beautiful reciprocal arrangement. And it isn’t education. It’s history. It’s poetry.

Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger

  • The most censored book in US high schools & libraries from 1961 to 1982. 
  • In 1982 it was BOTH the most censored book AND the 2nd most taught book in US public schools. 
  • The 10th most frequently challenged book from 1990 to 1999. 

The American Library Association provides a full history of Catcher In The Rye’s controversy.

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