The Federal Territory Islamic Religious Department (Jawi) does not need any court order to seize the book "Allah Liberty & Love - Courage To Reconcile Faith & Freedom" by controversial writer, Irshad Manji, following its contents infringing Islamic laws, said Jawi senior enforcement assistant principal director Wan Jaafar Wan Ahmad.He said the seizure was carried out in the last two days according to the Syariah Criminal Offences (Federal Territories) Act on offences relating to the sanctity of Islam and its institutions including publications against IslamIic laws.
"No need for court order. We are not searching. Before coming to seize, we had already obtained intelligence on finding the book.
"If a person is accused and needs to be present in court, only then we need a court order," he said when contacted by Bernama Friday.
He was commenting on the statement by ZI Publications. the publisher of the controverial book, that the company was considering taking legal action against Jawi for the carrying out the seizure at a book shop in the city.