- Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs) Idris Ahmad
COMMENT | You know an election is around the corner when the culture war is in full swing.
Desperate religious operatives, bankrupt of policies that would actually serve the communities they shepherd, resort to crude divisive ideas that they believe will distract from the very real problems the majority face.
Penang mufti Wan Salim Wan Mohd Noor (above) is obviously angry about the concept of transfer of soul.
No, he did not binge-watch “Altered Carbon” on Netflix but rather he got into a conniption because of a viral video of an independent preacher talking about this subject.
He said: “The reincarnation concept is utterly absurd (in Islam). Among the religions that hold a belief in reincarnation are Hinduism, Buddhism, several Shia branches in...