Malaysian state religious and education officials have changed the title of a seminar on “the threat of Christianity” following outrage from non-Muslims in the multiethnic country.

Southern Johor state education officials faced criticism over the school teachers’ seminar to be held Saturday that was titled: “Strengthening the faith, the dangers of liberalism and pluralism and the threat of Christianity towards Muslims.”

The furore over the title follows allegations of Christian proselytisation in the Muslim-majority country after religious police raided a Methodist church event last August fearing Muslims were being converted.

State lawmaker Maulizan Bujang told the Bernama news agency the reference to Christianity would be removed from the title, saying: “The seminar aims to strengthen the faith of Muslims and it does not need to be politicised by any party that claims it (the seminar) is a threat to other religions.”

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