An Al-Arqam follower who is charged with murdering a Malaysia couple admitted in High Court that he had hit the victims with a piece of wood, crash helmet and mop handle to exorcise them.
“I could see that there were many evil spirits in my house and in the bodies of all my family members which I needed to remove,” the man said. [Read more...]
A 19-year-old Malaysian and his two cousins have been charged with murder for allegedly beating to death the young man’s parents in a bizarre ritual
meant to cure them of a smoking habit and other problems, officials said Wednesday. [Read more...]
The two families who took part in a ritual “cleansing” to cure illness that led to the death
of a couple are followers of the banned deviant group Al-Arqam
Al-Arqam, theologically a cult of Islam, was banned in Malaysia as a deviant sect in 1994. [Read more...]
A couple who went to a relative’s house to celebrate the end of Ramadan and agreed to an ‘alternative treatment’ to rid them of their problems, ended up dead after being battered with helmets and broomsticks during the cleansing ritual.
Five others who also participated in the ritual, including the couple’s children and relatives, suffered head injuries and were being treated at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital here. [Read more...]
An Muslim group is suing Malaysia’s Islamic authorities for defamation after it was accused as being a front for spreading deviant religious teachings, reports said Thursday. [Read more...]
Malaysia has outlawed a new Islamic sect that authorities fear could be a front for the revival of a cult banned in the 1990s as heretical, officials said on Friday. [Read more...]
Claiming supernatural powers, from averting death to bringing down an aircraft merely by pointing at it, these are no ordinary people – and the government is deeply suspicious of them. [Read more...]