COMMENT The main essence in Islam is human rights. That is the very foundation on which Islam came upon, the importance of upholding human rights.

From small, we Muslims are taught that everyone has a right to be respected as a human being, be he or she a Muslim or not, and that every one, Muslim or not, black or white, is equal.

Eric Paulsen, who was arrested Monday night for criticising religious authority Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia (Jakim, or Department of Islamic Development of Malaysia), may not be Muslim but he embodied many things that many Muslims fail to embrace...

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