My Asylum‘s brought Unspun‘s attention, via Facebook, to a Malaysiakini report of a Sisters-in-Islam’s campaign against book banning, after the Bolehsia government banned “Muslim Women and the Challenge of Islamic Extremism”.

No doubt Muslim women would consider parochial, self-righteous, holier-than-thou bureaucrats one of the challenges as well.

clipped from

‘No book-banning campaign’ launched
by S Pathmawathy (Malaysiakini – Aug 19, 2008)
Non-governmental advocacy group Sisters-in-Islam (SIS) today launched a postcard campaign against the banning of books and demanded for review of all banned books.
The move by SIS entitled ‘No Book Banning Campaign’ was the result of the Home Ministry’s decision to prohibit the movement’s publication Muslim Women and the Challenge of Islamic Extremism co-authored and edited by University Kebangsaan Malaysia’s sociology professor Norani Othman.
The campaign themed ‘book banning = book burning’ comes as a collective initiative by SIS, Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) and Writers’ Alliance for Media Independence (Wami).
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