LAMB OF GOD: Department of Islamic Development of Malaysia Objects To September 28 Show

Friday, 30th August 2013

According to The Star Online, the Department of Islamic Development of Malaysia (Jakim) has raised objection to the scheduled performance of LAMB OF GOD, in Kuala Lumpur on September 28th.

Its director-general, Datuk Othman Mustapha, said Jakim raised the objection on Friday because the genre of music that the group had performed was a mix of metal songs with the reading of verses from the Quran.

The band had sparked controversy among the Christian community itself as a group that incorporates evil and anti-divine spiritual elements in its performance, he said in a statement.

Othman said the objection was in accordance with the decision of the Fatwa (Edicts) Committee that the practices and acts of black metal groups were misguided and contrary to the true teachings of Islam.

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