Harakah says sorry over ‘Canadian PM a Muslim’ article

PETALING JAYA: PAS’ official organ Harakah has apologised for publishing an article that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has embraced Islam.

It posted the apology on its harakahdaily.net on April 29, stating that its editors acknowledged that an error was made and would retract the article which appeared in the April 28-30 edition of Harakah.

It said the editor acknowledged that the mistake occured due to “careless translation” from the source article.

“We apologised for the mistake and will make a correction in our next edition,” it said.

  The article, penned by Ustaz Zainudin Hashim, said that Trudeau embraced Islam because he discovered that the religion and its followers “are the best” in terms of, among others, their culture and social interactions.

It said Trudeau was not forced to accept Islam, but rather he understood the beauty of the religion after seeing how it was practised by Muslims in Catholic-majority Canada as reported in the press there.

The article also posted a photo showing Trudeau apparently praying with a group of worshippers inside a mosque.

However, the photo could have been taken from a site, Vatican Enquirer, which “warned” that it is “a satire/alternative facts website.”

It said “all articles (posts) are made-up stories and should not be taken seriously. All content is for entertainment and fun, without any compromise with reality. We are willing to invent any story as long as you laugh.”
Read more at http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2017/04/29/pas-harakah-says-sorry-for-justin-trudeau-a-muslim-article/#y4JauiqjbT6LATj0.99

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