Malaysian Muslim authorities ban yoga

Malaysia's National Fatwa Council issued a ban on yoga, saying that "elements of Hinduism in the ancient Indian exercise could corrupt them," reports the Associated Press. The Council's chairman, Abdul Shukor Husin, said "We are of the view that...
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Malaysia's National Fatwa Council issued a ban on yoga, saying that "elements of Hinduism in the ancient Indian exercise could corrupt them," reports the Associated Press. The Council's chairman, Abdul Shukor Husin, said "We are of the view that...

Malaysia's National Fatwa Council issued a ban on yoga, saying that "elements of Hinduism in the ancient Indian exercise could corrupt them," reports the Associated Press.

The Council's chairman, Abdul Shukor Husin, said "We are of the view that yoga, which originates from Hinduism, combines physical exercise, religious elements, chanting and worshipping for the purpose of achieving inner peace and ultimately to be one with god."

Thoughts? How do you blend yoga with your religious beliefs?