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To: Strategerist
Allah simply means "God" in Arabic. Arab Christians were calling God "Allah" before Islam existed, and they still do today.

Ditto for Arabic-speaking Jews.

21 posted on 01/11/2013 2:56:06 PM PST by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: Lurking Libertarian

What I said, stands, however. The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob is not the same as the Muslim Allah. There are numerous differences in the biblical and Koranic accounts.

Perhaps Allah was the word for God before Mohammed appeared on the scene, but unfortunately the Mohammedans took over and abused the word. Since it’s doubtful that they will give up using “Allah,” it would save giving the mistaken impression that these Gods are the same if a different word were used.

Yes, the abuse is on the Muslim side. But it is simply not the case that Christianity, Judaism, and Islam are equally monotheistic religions. The Muslims do not worship the biblical God, but a false invention of their own.


29 posted on 01/11/2013 3:27:21 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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