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Malaysia government minister calls for atheists to be 'hunted down' and 're-educated'

Malaysia government minister calls for atheists to be 'hunted down' and 're-educated'

Country: 
Malaysia
News Date: 
09/08/2017
Summary: 

Atheists in Malaysia should be “hunted down” as they violate the constitution, a government minister in the increasingly fundamentalist Muslim-majority nation has said. Shahidan Kassim, who serves in the Prime Minister’s inner circle, called on Islamic scholars to re-educate non-believers. Apostasy is not a federal crime in Malaysia, but critics say the country’s increasingly conservative trajectory is threatening religious freedoms.