A MALAYSIAN newspaper has quoted independent senator Nick
Xenophon as declaring Islam is a "criminal organisation", after it
misreported excerpts of a parliamentary speech in which the South
Australian MP attacked the Church of Scientology.
The New Straits Times article quotes from Senator Xenophon's
2009 speech -- but substituted the word "Scientology" with "Islam". As a
result, it quoted Senator Xenophon as saying: "Islam is not a religious
organisation. It is a criminal organisation that hides behind its
so-called religious beliefs."