Malaysia: Muslims charge “Islamophobia” over roof to be demolished for safety concerns, looks like Qur’an book rest

When actual “Islamophobia” doesn’t exist, it has to be manufactured, as it is an extremely useful political tool for Islamic supremacists.

“DBP clears the air over headquarters’ roof demolition,” Malaysiakini, August 9, 2019 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):

The Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (DBP) headquarters in Kuala Lumpur is an iconic building that is even studied by architecture students but plans to demolish it have been turned into yet another racial and religious issue in the country’s national narrative.

A notice by DBP announcing that demolition works to the rooftop of its tower structure which appears like an open book will begin on July 12 until November 17 have led to questions whether there are ulterior motives.

Among those who have raised questions was PAS central committee member Riduan Mohamad Noor, who claimed the structure was a Quran book rest (rehal).

“The rehal is a symbol of Malays seeking knowledge and there are those who feel uncomfortable with the rehal,” he said in a Facebook post.

Former Utusan Malaysia editor Ku Seman Ku Hussain had also described the planned demolition as “Islamophobia”.

However, DBP executive director Abang Sallehuddin Abang Shokeran told Malaysiakini that the demolition is being done on the advice of the Public Works Department due to safety concerns.

He noted that while there is nostalgia over the symbolic structure, public safety must come first….

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