Press Statements

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Free Tariq Ramadan Asia Campaign

April 14, 2018

Tariq Ramadan is a respected Islamic scholar and activist who has been incarcerated in a French prison since January 31, 2018 without being charged. Many groups and individuals worldwide have campaigned demanding justice for Tariq Ramadan. However, there may be […]

Hudud Amputations: An Unethical Proposal

April 29, 2014 by Dr Ahmad Farouk Musa

by Dr Ahmad Farouk Musa The Kelantan Deputy Mentri Besar, Datuk Mohd Nik Amar proposal for surgeons to amputate the hands of thieves under hudud laws is simply vile and outrageous. Perhaps Nik Amar did not realize that the universal […]

A perverse understanding of human rights

July 22, 2013

By Dr Ahmad Farouk Musa We at the Islamic Renaissance Front were dismayed and horrified by the statement made by a Minister in the Prime Minister Department, Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom that there was no violation of human rights […]

End the smear campaign

November 8, 2012 by Islamic Renaissance Front

NOV 8 — We at the Islamic Renaissance Front condemn and lament the irresponsible mischaracterisation of Nurul Izzah Anwar’s statement on religious freedom. She merely summarised the gist of the well-known Quranic verse in Surah al-Baqarah which clearly stressed that […]

Lessons from the On-going Demonization of DAP

August 10, 2012 by Islamic Renaissance Front

“I’m for truth, no matter who tells it. I’m for justice, no matter who it is for or against. I’m a human being, first and foremost, and as such I’m for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole.”  [Malcolm […]

Beyond the verdict: It is Time for True Electoral Reforms

July 24, 2012

BERSIH 2.0 welcomes the decision of High Court (Appellate and Special Powers Division) judge Rohana Yusof this morning to quash the earlier order by the Home Minister who declared BERSIH 2.0 as an illegal organization on 1 July 2011. The […]

End the ISA as promised

July 5, 2012 by Ahmad Farouk Musa and Ahmad Fuad Rahmat

End the ISA as promised The Islamic Renaissance Front finds it utterly deplorable that the home minister said he would only offer an explanation for withholding the release of the remaining ISA detainees next week. He said this on the […]

Agree to Disagree: Book Banning Frenzy Must End

June 6, 2012 by Islamic Renaissance Front

Joint Statement: Agree to disagree — Book banning frenzy must end We the undersigned are alarmed at the increasing rate of hostilities leveled against certain publications, leading to either their outright banning and seizures, or even in some cases, hostility […]

Kedah’s new fatwa ruling anti-democratic

April 19, 2012 by The Islamic Renaissance Front

The Islamic Renaissance Front (IRF) reads reports of Kedah’s new fatwa ruling with alarm. According to The Star, the ruling enacted by the Kedah State Assembly on Tuesday will ensure that a fatwa decided by the mufti and fatwa committee […]

Keadilan untuk Hamza Kashgari: Hari yang Menyedihkan bagi Rakyat Malaysia dan Umat Muslim

February 14, 2012

  Islamic Renaissance Front mengecam keras pengusiran Hamza Kashgari atas tuduhan twitnya yang berunsur ofensif. Disebabkan tindakan pengecut dan tak bertanggungjawab kerajaan Malaysia yang merelakan pengusiran tersebut, Kashragi kini berhadapan dengan kemungkinan dijatuhkan hukuman mati di negara asalnya Arab Saudi […]