KUALA LUMPUR: Muslims have the responsibility to counter any misinformation regarding Islam, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
"By doing so, we can curb parties, including the Muslims, from exploiting the religion to the point of being fanatical and extreme.
"Save our country from the religious fanatics," he said in his speech when launching the Lestari Niaga programme @ Kuala Lumpur held at Medan Selera Madani, Kompleks Tun Sambanthan.
He cited the newly-introduced Imam Nawawi 40 hadith module for school students, which received criticism from some quarters.
He said instead of getting upset, they should have sought clarification on the matter.
"I do not wish to apologise. I will ensure Muslim children (fully) understand Islam, (practise) moderation, respect each other, do not discriminate based on skin colour and race."
Without naming any individuals, Anwar said quarters were quick to pass judgement on those who were not aligned with their party.
"We want to stop polemics that are still being raised."