A court in Malaysia has ruled that only Muslins can use the word, Allah to refer to God even though for centuries in this land, Christians have been using this word. According to a judge, “the usage of the word Allah is not an intrgral part of the faith of Christianity. The usage of the word will cause confusion in the community.” The current government argues that the word Allah is specific to Muslims. A group of people greeted this decision with shouts of Allah Akbar, God is Greatest. Frankly, the entire issue stems from politics and it is clear the government is pandring to extremists. When in doubt on this planet, just shout “GOD” –in any language.
I assume this means that Muslims can no longer refer to “Jews” since that word is specific to the Jewish religion. At least that means no more slandering of Jews in Malaysia.