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22 November 2017 - 4 Kislev 5778 - ד' כסלו ה' אלפים תשע"ח
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“Jerusalem Day” not welcome in Malaysia E-mail

Last month, following the threat of protests, an Islamic Party in Malaysia forced a Christian group to cancel an event celebrating the 50th anniversary of Jerusalem’s reunification.

The Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) came out against the event, claiming that the “Nations of the Golden Gate Aligning with Jerusalem’s Jubilee” gathering promotes “Jewish culture” and “Zionist Christianity”.

According to The Jerusalem Post, Nasrudin Hassan, the Islamic party’s communication officer, said the event was a provocation against Muslims in the country and that the organisers should never “challenge the sensitivities of Muslims”.

“We can never forget the sufferings of Muslims caused by the atrocities of Israel. Now, they seek to create an extreme provocation to Muslims by organising Jerusalem’s jubilee on Malaysian soil,” he wrote on Facebook. The Christian group that had planned the event cancelled it after 32 police reports were filed against them because of the gathering’s “Zionist theme”.

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