Sunday, December 30, 2007

Tolerate This

According to the BBC a church and Christian newspaper in Malaysia are suing the government after it decreed that the word "Allah" can only be used by Muslims. In the Malay language "Allah" is used to mean any god, and Christians say they have used the term for centuries. Opponents of the ban say it is unconstitutional and unreasonable.

Some days you get the feeling we're living in the fifteenth century. But then again, who can say for sure that we aren't?

[Update Dec 31]

MALAYSIA has renewed the publishing permit of a Catholic newspaper, reversing an earlier ban forbidding non-Muslims from using the word Allah ...



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