Tuesday, December 13, 2011

NYT report: Christians in M' sia still "anxious"

According to a New York Times report, Christians in Malaysia are still feeling "anxious" about the state of inter-religious relations. Malaysia and the Holy See established diplomatic ties in July (in 2011 CE) when PM Najib Razak paid an official visit to Rome and met Pope Benedict. The frequency and intensity of Jew-bashing has decreased noticeably, although some Malaysians and non-Malaysian residents in the country who embrace the Shi''ite tradition of Islamic theology have spoken up against being officially stereotyped, discriminated and also harassed. Shi''ite could also be spelt in English language as Shia, Shiah or Shi''ah.