Skip to comments.In London, Najib defends Allah ruling ... (Malaysia)
Posted on 10/31/2013 8:10:16 PM PDT by TexGrill
Once again, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has chosen to open up on a touchy subject in Malaysia while travelling abroad, defending the court ruling which effectively banned Christians here from using the word Allah.
He said that the curb against the Catholic weekly, Herald, using the word Allah was necessary to protect public security and national harmony, going as far to describe the Herald as a publication with wide circulation.
The Herald publishes 14,000 copies every week and all are sold within the confines of churches.
In an interview with Reuters in London, Najib said: "People must understand that there are sensitivities in Malaysia, but what is important is public security and national harmony."
The prime minister also said that the Court of Appeal decision only covered the Catholic Herald and that the government would not stop people using the word in predominantly Christian areas.
"With respect to the court ruling it only applies to the Herald paper, which has got wide circulation, and doesn't apply to the situation in Sabah and Sarawak.
"So what we are trying to do objectively and above all is to ensure stability and national harmony," he said on the sidelines of the World Islamic Economic Forum.
(Excerpt) Read more at themalaysianinsider.com ...
Well, if the word for God in Indonesian is really “Allah,” then I don’t blame them for being upset by this.
OTOH, the Allah of Mohammed is NOT God, by any measure. He’s a spoiled, arbitrary, devilish tyrant.
Presumably Indonesians adopted the word after the Muslims invaded and took over their country. But wasn’t there some word for God or gods before that happened? It wouldn’t be a bad thing, I don’t think, if they could find some replacement for Allah. Because Allah is NOT the God of Christianity or Judaism, by any stretch of the imagination. Not if you really look into what it says in the Koran.
Any Christian or Jew who confuses the one true God with “Allah” desperately needs a few more hours with his/her Bible, priest, reverend, pastor, minister, or rabbi.
(in the meantime, it might help to wear a lightning-proof burka)
Sorry, I meant Malaysia.
It's as if the Supremes of the US were to rule that Christians’ use of the term “Lord” to refer to God were illegal because it infringed on the trademark of the Church of What's Happening Now. Christian bibles and liturgies would have to be junked, prayers rewritten — you get the idea the Islamists have in mind.
It will be well for Christians to avoid any confusion with the alluh religion.
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