(Reuters) Malaysian court rules use of 'Allah' exclusive to Muslims

A Malaysian court ruled on Monday that a Christian newspaper may not use the word “Allah” to refer to God, a landmark decision on an issue that has fanned religious tension and raised questions over minority rights in the mainly Muslim country.

The unanimous decision by three Muslim judges in Malaysia’s appeals court overturned a 2009 ruling by a lower court that allowed the Malay-language version of the newspaper, The Herald, to use the word Allah – as many Christians in Malaysia say has been the case for centuries.

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One comment on “(Reuters) Malaysian court rules use of 'Allah' exclusive to Muslims

  1. TomRightmyer says:

    Religious bigotry found in all peoples and cultures as the effort to use the coercive power of the state for personal ends.