Malaysian Chia God

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…

It is the latest in a series of religious rows in largely Muslim Malaysia, where minority groups claim their rights are being eroded…

Parliament member Lim Kit Siang said, “The term ‘Allah’ was used to refer to God by Arabic-speaking Christians before Arabic-speaking Muslims existed,” he said.

Ain’t theocracy special?




  1. Ron Larson says:

    Did the Muslim’s copyright the word? Or did they register it as a trademark?

  2. Mister Catshit says:

    Doesn’t this make you think “My god is bigger than your god” payback. How effen childish.

  3. Angel H. Wong says:

    #1

    Well, the evangelicals are on a crusade to define the word Christian as something that only applies to them.

  4. the Three-Headed Cat says:

    Um… is it like you expect peasants to be rational and reasonable in matters that are entirely irrational and unreasonable?? They supposed to sanely adjudicate insanity??

    I won’t be holding my breath, personally.

  5. Stu Mulne says:

    I think it was Robert Heinlein who said: “If you find yourself living in a theocracy, leave….”

    The real fun comes when they can execute you for something like this.

    Regards,

    Stu.

  6. Jägermeister says:

    Not surprised at all. Malaysia is a country were discrimination is written into law. If you happen to be of Chinese or Indian descent (no matter how many generations your family tree dates back in Malaysia) and apply for a Government job, you better not have a native Malay apply for the same job, because he’ll get it. And yep, the Malays are the Muslims of that country.

  7. Mister Catshit says:

    Hey ??? Is Malaya on our side or part of the axis of evil?

  8. Angel H. Wong says:

    #7

    Not as long as they make Intel processors.

  9. RSweeney says:

    hmmm… one out of the first 8 commenters doesn’t understand that the Christians were the victims here and equated the oppressed with the oppressor.

    Sad.

    I urge you to read the Koran, understand what it is in it for you.

    Submission, 4th century style. No multiculturalism, no pluralism, no respect, no rationalism, no alternatives.

    Then make your jokes.

  10. Jägermeister says:

    #9 – RSweeney – Submission … No multiculturalism, no pluralism, no respect, no rationalism, no alternatives.

    Sounds like the master plan of the Republican party.

  11. Jolly Infidel says:

    From the “Devil’s Dictionary” by Ambrose Bierce:

    RELIGION,n: A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable.


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