A religious scholar in Malaysia blasts the arrest of more than 200 Muslim Shias, including Iranians, Indonesians and Pakistanis, at an Ashura mourning ceremony. “Malaysia is trying to become a country a la Taliban that only allows one school of thought,” prominent Muslim scholar Asri Zainul Abidin said.

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