However, I'm not sure if that was the intended result when the Home Ministry made this move.
Malaysia bans books; Muslim women activists upset
The activist group Sisters in Islam, which published the book on Muslim women, criticized the ban.
Norhayati Kaprawi, an official with the group, said the book was an academic work in which female activists and scholars studied the impact of extremism on Muslim women's lives.
"For me, it's very ironic that the book itself is a victim of extremism. Does that mean women cannot even discuss extremism?" she said. "What do they want us to do? Lie down and shut up?"
Ever since the recent talks with PAS, the UMNO government is outdoing itself with its religious posturing - first by the disastrous protest over the Bar Council forum, and now by banning books discussing Islam.
I wonder if there are Muslims out there who fall for these kind of political tactics.