* The soldiers of Allah go proselytizing in the lands of the infidels by peddling that “three Abrahamic religions” kumbayah stuff. So far nobody has come out and told them that Al-Ilha, the pagan moon-god of the ancient desert Arabs, has nothing in common with the God Jews and Christians worship.Â
Because when it comes to the crunch, on the other side of the fence, in countries where Koranimals have the upper hand, the dhimmies are not allowed to call God “Allah”- (that means for the remaining Christians in Malaysia and Â other Muslim occupied territories their defense mechanism is past its use-by date…)
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) â€” The Malaysian government will issue a new decree restoring a ban on Christian publications using the word “Allah” to refer to God, officials said Sunday.
Home Affairs Minister Syed Hamid Albar said a Feb. 16 decree that let Christian publications use the word as long as they specified the material was not for Muslims was a mistake, the national Bernama news agency reported.
The about-turn came after Islamic groups slammed the government and warned that even conditional use of the word by Christians would anger Muslims in the largely Islamic country. (Can’t have “angry Muslims- what to do, what to do..?)
A senior ministry official confirmed Syed Hamid’s comments, saying there were “interpretation mistakes” in the Feb. 16 decree that led to the confusion.
“‘Allah’ cannot be used for other religions except Islam because it might confuse Muslims. This is the ministry’s stand and it hasn’t changed,” the official, who declined to be named citing protocol, told The Associated Press. (we can’t have “confused Muslims”- there are so many misunderstanders already…)
The dispute has become symbolic of increasing religious tensions in Malaysia, where 60 percent of the 27 million people are Muslim Malays. A third of the population is ethnic Chinese and Indian, and many of them practice Christianity.
Malaysia’s minorities have often complained that their constitutional right to practice their religions freely has come under threat from the Malay Muslim-dominated government. They cite destruction of Hindu temples and conversion disputes as examples. The government denies any discrimination. (Google Muslim lies, deception…)
The Herald, the Roman Catholic Church’s main newspaper in the country, had filed a legal suit to challenge the government ban on the word.
The Herald argued that the Arabic word is a common reference for God that predates Islam and has been used for centuries as a translation in Malay.
Officials from the Herald could not immediately be reached for comment Sunday.
February 28, 2009
Malaysia: Chair of Islamic Dawah Foundation calls on gov’t to rescind permission for Catholic paper to use “Allah,” lest it anger Muslims worldwide
Why would the chair of the Islamic Dawah Foundation be upset about this? After all, Qur’an 29:46 says:
“And argue not with the People of the Scripture unless it be in (a way) that is better, save with such of them as do wrong; and say: We believe in that which hath been revealed unto us and revealed unto you; our Allah and your Allah is One, and unto Him we surrender.”
However, that talking point is meant to be part of a one-way conversation — for dawah, or Islamic proselytizing. “Our Allah and your Allah” may be claimed to be the same “Allah,” but the message is ultimately: You’re worshiping our deity, but we’re doing it right, and you’re not. For that matter, the mention of that which has been “revealed unto us and unto you” is not a warm, fuzzy interfaith endorsement of the truth of non-Islamic scriptures, but an implication that the non-Muslims’ scriptures have been corrupted.
Obviously, then, under Islamic law, a Christian would be forbidden from preaching to Muslims in this way.
KEPALA BATAS, Feb 28 (Bernama) — The Malaysian Islamic Da’wah Foundation (Yadim) today called on the government to withdraw the permission for the conditional use of the word “Allah” in Christian publications.Its chairman Datuk Mohd Nakhaie Ahmad said the government had not acted wisely in allowing the use of the word in Christian publications, which he said could anger Muslims not only in the country but also throughout the world.He said the government should have left the matter for the court to decide.”To me, it’s a mistake,” he told reporters after opening a halal carnival here Saturday.A government gazette dated Feb 16 has stated that documents and publications relating to Christianity containing the world “Allah” are prohibited unless the words “FOR CHRISTIANITY” are written on their front covers.The condition was contained under the Internal Security (Prohibition on Use of Specific Words on Document and Publication) Order 2009.Paragraph 2(1) of the order reads: The printing, publication, sale, issue, circulation and possession of any document and publication relating to Christianity containing the words “Allah”, “Kaabah, “Baitullah” and “solat” are prohibited unless on the front cover of the document and publication are written with the words “FOR CHRISTIANITY”.