BY SHAD SALEEM FARUQI
INTERNATIONALLY acclaimed Turkish Islamic intellectual Mustafa Akyol was detained by the Federal Territories Islamic Affairs Department (Jawi) on Sept 24 for giving a talk on Islam without prior accreditation from the relevant Religious Teaching Supervisory Committee.
His host, Dr Ahmad Farouk Musa of the Islamic Renaissance Front, is being investigated for abetting him.
This embarrassing episode throws up significant issues of constitutional law. Let us note that in a country with a supreme Constitution, any civil or criminal, federal or state, secular or religious law cannot be enacted to confer absolute powers on any one.