Friday, January 15, 2010

Stop religious violence by banning the use of 'Allah' by Christians

Mohd Nazri Abdul Aziz in an exclusive interview said, banning the use of 'Allah' by Christians was a pre-emptive move to stop outbreaks of religious violence in the nation.

However, he said, Christians in the two Malaysian Borneo states can continue to use the term 'Allah' for God in Malay print as they have done for the last 300 years.

“Muslims in Peninsular Malaysia cannot accept it as 'Allah' was never used in Christian preaching until recently and they questioned the motive behind the substitution of Tuhan for 'Allah'.”

He added that Christians should recognize that using 'Allah' in their worship and publications is sensitive to Muslims and that this issue was not going to be solved by going to court.

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