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Bibles confiscated in Malaysia following a Court Ruling

Reports from Malaysia say officials from the Ministry of Religious Affairs have ordered the confiscation of bibles in Malay language following a ruling by a court of law that Christians should not use the word Allah to refer to God because it is reserved for Moslems. The ruling has been interpreted by Islamic radicals as an official ban that applies to all non-Moslem publication. Last October, the country’s Prime reassured Christians and other minorities that the verdict would not apply to the rights and habits that do not challenge the country’s Moslem sensibility. The controversy surrounding the use of the world Allah by Christians started five years ago when Moslem radicals warned that they would attack churches if the Christians continued to use the word in their literature, especially in their media of communication. Malaysia is predominantly a Moslem country. Christians are a small minority.


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