Controversy flares over use of the word ‘Allah’ in Malaysia

Posted: January 12, 2010 in Blog
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Published on the website of the international news program Worldfocus on PBS.

Gizem Yarbil, a producer at Worldfocus, writes about the controversy over the use of the word “Allah” in Malaysia.

Malaysia has long had a reputation for being a secular Muslim nation. But recent events are threatening its moderate image.

Nine churches have been attacked with Molotov cocktails or vandalized since last Friday following a court ruling on New Year’s Eve that overturned a government ban on the use of the word “Allah” by non-Muslims.

Read the rest of the article on the Worldfocus website.

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