Malaysian group: Non-Muslims not forced to convert

Malaysian group: Non-Muslims not forced to convert
A copy of the Quran.

KUALA LUMPUR - No one is compelled to embrace Islam, and it is wrong to force them to do so, says a Muslim group accused of trying to forcefully convert non-Muslims.

Multiracial Reverted Muslims president Firdaus Wong Wai Hung said a message that went viral through WhatsApp accusing the group of trying to convert non-Muslims is untrue.

"We do not compel anyone to accept the Quran we distributed nor have we exercised any element of force while doing so."

He said members of the public approached are free to refuse the Quran offered by the group.

"Our intention is to distribute the Quran to members of the public who are interested to know more about Islam. They can even return the Quran after reading it," he added.

He said that there is no law against members of the public of any faith from acquiring or reading the Quran.

The group, he added, had lodged a police report on Friday.

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