Home Minister “must ban” entry of religious fanatics after Moroccan influencer recites Quran in front of Lord Muruga

HOME Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution has been urged to ban travellers in the likes of Moroccan social media influencer Abdellatif Ouisa from entering Malaysia. As we do not want to tolerate such acts in this nation.

The Global Human Rights Federation (GHRF) is making this strong plea after it claimed that Abdellatif had uploaded TikTok videos of him reciting verses of the Quran (which criticises idol worship) in front of the Lord Muruga statue at Batu Caves and at the Chin Swee Caves Temple in Genting Highlands to intentionally insult and mock non-Islamic faith beliefs.

“As a tourist and a visitor, he has showed disrespect respect to our laws and people as we are living in a multi-racial society,” berated GHRF founder and president S. Shashi Kumar in a media statement.

“What was his intentions in reciting the Quranic verses at the non-Muslim places of worship. It was a clear intention as to insult and mock non-Islamic religions.”


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Yesterday (May 25), Abdellatif had apologised n his TikTok by claiming that “it was not his intention to hurt anyone with his content made in Batu Caves” as he was not aware that Lord Muruga was a Hindu God given he was under the impression that Batu Caves is a historical site where tourists “are free to make content there”.

“This is a very lame and unacceptable excuse given by Abdellatif,” Shashi further hit out. “Let me ask this … if a non-Muslim has uttered such religious recitation content in front of a mosque and later apologise, do you think the individual will be let off by just offering an apology?

For the record, Abdellatiff is an influencer who is famous for sharing religious content and boasts a substantial following across various social media platforms, including TikTok, YouTube and Instagram.

S. Shashi Kumar

“If the unity government is serious about combating 3R (race, religion and royalty) issues and do not condone such acts of insults against race and religion, then the Home Minister should act on banning Abdellatif as a lesson to others who have similar ill intention,” Shashi pointed out.

Singapore, for instance has banned Zimbabwean preacher Ismail Menk, American Muslim preacher Yusuf Estes and independent Malaysian preacher Haslin Baharim from entering the republic over their hardline and divisive teachings.

Home Affairs and Law Minister K. Shanmugam said that, it was “unacceptable” and “contrary” to the values of Singapore’s multi-racial and multi-religious society.

“Several police reports have been lodged against Abdellatif and more are to come. I’m told that he’s planning to depart Malaysia today.,” revealed Shashi.

“Lately we have many racial strife happening in this nation with the offenders committing heinous act of insulting the religion and beliefs of non-Muslim. There must not be any seeds of division caused by racist sentiments, extremist, mockery and insults.”

Added Shashi: “Any foreigner who wants to talk about sensitive issues concerning religion, race or politics in Singapore must obtain a Miscellaneous Work Pass from the Manpower Ministry which will then consult other agencies and assess each application on its own merits.” – May 26, 2024

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