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Malaysia court rules non-Muslims cannot use 'Allah'
BBC ^ | 14 October 2013 Last updated at 10:16 ET

Posted on 10/14/2013 6:11:13 PM PDT by Pan_Yan

A Malaysian court has ruled that non-Muslims cannot use the word Allah to refer to God, even in their own faiths, overturning a 2009 lower court ruling.

The appeals court said the term Allah must be exclusive to Islam or it could cause public disorder.

People of all faiths use the word Allah in Malay to refer to their Gods.

Christians argue they have used the word, which entered Malay from Arabic, to refer to their God for centuries and that the ruling violates their rights.

One Malaysian Christian woman said the ruling would affect the community greatly.

"If we are prohibited from using the word Allah then we have to re-translate the whole Bible, if it comes to that," Ester Moiji from Sabah state told the BBC.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Religion
KEYWORDS: allah; antichristian; islam; islamicimperialism; islamicsupreamcists; lietothekufir; malaysia; muslims; nonmuslims; rop
Judges sometimes make pragmatic decisions based on external factors. Like who is most likely to blow up my family.
1 posted on 10/14/2013 6:11:13 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan

allah is a poophead.


2 posted on 10/14/2013 6:11:55 PM PDT by katnip (Why Do Democrats Hate Babies?)
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To: Pan_Yan

Sick Bastards.


3 posted on 10/14/2013 6:12:59 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Pan_Yan

Allah. Allah. Allah. Allah. Allah.

A lot of nonsense.


4 posted on 10/14/2013 6:13:32 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Pan_Yan

Image from Wikipedia

Muslim (or Islam - official) 60.4%, Buddhist 19.2%, Christian 9.1%, Hindu 6.3%, Confucianism, Taoism, other traditional Chinese religions 2.6%, other or unknown 1.5%, none 0.8% (2000 census)

Data from Cia World Factbook

5 posted on 10/14/2013 6:14:14 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan

From the linked story:

“Malay Muslims make up almost two-thirds of the country’s population, but there are large Hindu and Christian communities.”
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That won’t be the demographic situation for long.


6 posted on 10/14/2013 6:14:43 PM PDT by House Atreides ( D)
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To: Pan_Yan

Coming soon to America via Sharia law. Forget free speech or even free thought. Screw Allah! I’m an American where they piss on Christ and put dung on the Virgin Mary and call it art.

Allah can get in line for an ass kicking like anyone else.


7 posted on 10/14/2013 6:15:06 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Pan_Yan

Just poking the non Muslims with a stick. Next comes the church burnings.


8 posted on 10/14/2013 6:15:50 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: Pan_Yan

F*ck allah you muzzies.


9 posted on 10/14/2013 6:15:54 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie ("So the minimum plan for obamacare is 100 bucks a month I like you Obama but nigga I'm broke")
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To: Pan_Yan

Show this to all the fools that don’t believe in our Constitution anymore.


10 posted on 10/14/2013 6:16:20 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Pan_Yan

11 posted on 10/14/2013 6:17:19 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: Pan_Yan

Just another reason to hate the bastards


12 posted on 10/14/2013 6:24:47 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Pan_Yan

What about Abba that mean Father in Hebrew


13 posted on 10/14/2013 6:26:15 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Pan_Yan

Who would really want to use Allah, the goat god, in place of the real God.


14 posted on 10/14/2013 6:34:49 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (When His Arrogance talks out of his a$$, Harry Reid's lips move.)
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To: Pan_Yan

So much for the lies to the kufir that it’s all the same god.


15 posted on 10/14/2013 6:35:11 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Williams
The bigger controversy in those “art” cases wasn't the blasphemy, it was that US taxpayers picked up the tab.

So much for the “separation of church and state”. If they cannot even exhibit a Ten Commandments monument (let alone BUY one) then they cannot exhibit in a publicly owned space or fund (via an NEA grant) an artist who gets his perverse jollies p!ssing on a crucifix and taking pictures of it.

16 posted on 10/14/2013 6:38:19 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Pan_Yan

Alahu Snackbar


17 posted on 10/14/2013 6:38:57 PM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: Pan_Yan

If non Muslims cannot say the word Allah, can we call the Muslim deity anything we want without persecution? Don’t think so.


18 posted on 10/14/2013 6:40:20 PM PDT by tob2
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To: Pan_Yan

That should knock a hole in the ‘Insider’ movement.


19 posted on 10/14/2013 6:45:47 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: tob2

Muzzies are trying to turn themselves into a special protected class unlike any other using PC BS and the youth’s naiviety to ridicule those who won’t fall in line. Of course the youths are just parrots that arent using critical thinking skills otherwise they’d figure out that they are rooting for the wrong team...


20 posted on 10/14/2013 6:48:18 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Pan_Yan

Why would they?


21 posted on 10/14/2013 6:54:47 PM PDT by SkyDancer (I don't normally have conversations with Obama supporters, but when I do, I order large fries.)
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To: Pan_Yan

Ancient Mecca was a vital crossroads of several Caravan Routes. It was a huge multicultural hub of many travelers of varying cultures and religions. The Kaaba, in the center of town, was a makeshift temple built to service all these travelers, and contained over 350 various idols of all the visitors who frequented this teeming hub of commerce. “Allat” the local Moon Goddess, and her three daughters were among these many idols.The moon is nearly always represented by a female deity in early cultures, because it has a 28 day cycle of waxing and waning. Remnants of this ancient lunar goddess are seen on the top of every dome and on every flag in the Islamic world. In the Book of Revelation, the “Woman Clothed with the Sun” is depicted stepping a crescent moon. It is not hard to imagine what the crescent moon represents. In Roman Catholic iconography, The Virgin Mary is sometimes depicted stepping on the crescent moon as well as on a snake (representing satan).

The point I am making is that “Allah” is NOT YHVH, God The Father, Almighty God, or the One True God of Abraham. Although shrouded in secrecy, propaganda, and linguistic trickery, “Allah” is a separate entity, not just the Arabic word for “God”.

It would be a good thing if our Christian Brethren in Malaysia stop using that name for the One True God, although, it is ridiculous that they are forbidden by LAW to do so. For legislation to be passed outlawing the use of that name by Non-Muslims actually VERIFIES that “Allah” and “God The Father” are NOT one and the same.


22 posted on 10/14/2013 7:05:27 PM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: SkyDancer

They’ve used the word “Allah” as “God” for centuries. They have to retranslate all their Bibles now because of this ruling.


23 posted on 10/14/2013 7:05:40 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan

There is no god named Allah and Mohammed is his false prophet.


24 posted on 10/14/2013 7:09:43 PM PDT by cyclotic (Hey BSA-I'm gone. Walk Worthy-traillifeusa.com)
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To: Pan_Yan

Question is why they did in the first place. Allah is a fictitious name like Zeus.


25 posted on 10/14/2013 7:34:30 PM PDT by SkyDancer (I don't normally have conversations with Obama supporters, but when I do, I order large fries.)
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To: Pan_Yan

It’s really much clearer to refer to allah as the “pedophile prophet’s false moon god” anyway.


26 posted on 10/14/2013 9:39:42 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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