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Kerala diocese apologizes after the book sparked Muslim protest

Kerala diocese apologizes after the book sparked Muslim protest

Days after a Catholic bishop in Kerala unleashed a series of claims that there is organized “narcotic jihad” aimed at non-Muslims, a diocese under Syro-Malabar Church has produced a catechism book with several defamatory and derogatory statements against Islam.

The book is published by the Catholic Diocese of Thamarassery. On Wednesday, several Muslim organizations asked the government to seize the book. The Catechism Book is for students in grades X through XII. In addition to the derogatory statements, the book states that “love jihad” is a reality and goes into detail about how Christian women are allegedly trapped.

The book claims that this is an organized activity, and warns young people against accepting invitations to events from Muslims, two-wheeler rides and even visits to ice cream parlors.

After protests, the Diocese of Thamarassery offered an apology. It said the book was only meant to keep young people within the Christian faith and protect women. The press release claimed that 160 women in the diocese had been “caught” in “love jihad”.

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