Islamicity index: 32 non-Muslim countries ahead of Malaysia


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Islamicity index: 32 non-Muslim countries ahead of Malaysia
By Zan Azlee

Malaysia shouldn’t be proud to be listed in the top 50 most truly Islamic countries in the world under a recent study by Professor Hossein Askari of George Washington University.
 
In his Islamicity index, Malaysia is the highest ranked Islamic country at number 33. The next Islamic country that comes after Malaysia is Kuwait at number 42.
 
The top ten countries are all so-called ‘Christian’ countries; Ireland, Denmark, Luxembourg, Sweden, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Singapore, Finland, Norway and Belgium.
 
The index looks at factors such as laws and governance, human and political rights, international relations, and economics. In fact, Israel is higher than Malaysia at number 27.
 
Now, isn’t that assuring?
 
This makes one wonder if the practices that we hold to in Malaysia are true to the actual teachings of Islam. But then again, is it really a wonder? [Click to read the full article at English.AstroAwani.Com]
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