KUALA LUMPUR, May 16 — A Penang Umno leader’s claim that Muslims may be confused by a Taoist shrine in a public park belittled followers of Islam, said two Islamic organisations today. Islamic Renaissance Front (IRF) chairman Dr Ahmad Farouk Musa said while it may be acceptable to propose shifting the shrine over cultural or aesthetic reasons, it was untenable to do so on religious grounds. “It is totally absurd that Muslims will be confused by the existence of other people’s worship house. Suggesting so was an insult to to the Islamic faith and demeaning in nature,” he told Malay Mail Online. Sisters in Islam (SIS) communications officer Aliah Ali also challenged the Umno leader’s assertion
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