Posted by: becketfund | January 8, 2010

Malaysia: Violence Follows High Court Ruling Permitting Christian Use of Term Allah

KUALA LUMPUR – Many Malay Muslims, who make up 60 percent of the population, have responded with protests to a recent High Court decision to overturn a ban on Roman Catholics using “Allah” as a translation for God in the Malay-language edition of their main newspaper, the Herald, the AP reported on January 8.  Three churches were attacked with firebombs, causing extensive damage to one, during these protests.

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