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  • 8/20/2003

Dr M: I had always sought guidance from the Quran

DAMASCUS: Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad plans to record all his experiences in leading the country in the last 22 years in a book when he retires.

The Prime Minister said that while some people might feel that his administration had not followed the strict teaching of Islam, the truth was that he had always sought guidance from the Quran.

“Although we don’t implement Islamic law, when we do things, we always refer to the teachings of Islam,” he said at a dialogue with about 100 Syrian Muslim scholars here yesterday.

Dr Mahathir said this when asked by a participant whether he planned to write a book about his views on Islam and his experiences relating to Islamic issues.

He saidMalaysia had always held fast to the principle of justice as the basis for all of its laws and policies.

Asked for his opinion on suicide bombings inPalestine, Dr Mahathir said that killing innocent people was un-Islamic, although there were mitigating reasons.

“The Palestinians don’t have other means of fighting for their independence, so they carry out suicide bombings. It’s still an act of terror, but they have no choice.

Taken From: http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2003/8/20/nation/6091293&sec=nation

Russia: Muslims form journalists’ union


An ad hoc meeting for the formation of a Muslim Journalists Union was held at the Muftis Shoura Council here. The meeting was also attended by several Muslim clerics and scholars of Russia, among them the secretary-general of the Shoura, Mufti Rawi Ainuddin, members of the Duma (Russian Parliament), and several other prominent Russian media and academic personalities, both Muslim and non-Muslim. The chairman of the Russian Journalists Union, Bugdanov, warned that there should not develop religious conflicts as happened in former Yugoslavia, but he gave total support to the new union of Muslim journalists.

Taken From: http://www.islamicnews.org/english/en_daily.html

Austria: Islamic academy inaugurated


The Islamic Cultural Academy was recently inaugurated here at a ceremony that was attended by a number of prominent Austrian and Muslim personalities, including the Speaker of the parliament.

Taken From: http://www.islamicnews.org/english/en_daily.html

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