Wednesday, October 14, 2015   

(Flight MH370) Ridiculed shaman rituals an embarrassment, says Islamic body
(03-13 15:59)

An Islamic non-profit body in Malaysia has condemned the use of shamans in the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777, local media reports said.
Known as bomohs in Malaysia, one of them, clad in a suit and tie, was seen carrying out rituals at the international airport on Monday.
The unusual rituals have been ridiculed by Chinese netizens.
Pertubuhan Ilmuan Malaysia chief executive officer Ahmad Fazrin Yahaya called the bomoh an “attention seeker" and said the rituals were not in accordance with Islamic principles.
“These nonsensical rituals embarrass the Malaysian Muslims and seem to make a mockery of proper Islamic teachings," he told reporters at The Everly hotel in the capital, Malaysia's The Star reports.
Bomoh Ibrahim Mat Zin was seen carrying coconuts and used bamboo “binoculars’’ and a fish trap at the airport ritual.
Ahmad Fazrin said Muslims should pray for the missing people.
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