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Muslims Firebomb Churches.

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(you are not allowed to post links yet)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_you are not allowed to post links yetcnn(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/01/09/malaysia.churches.attacked/index.html"]I must say, this is a sad state of affairs. :sl:[/url]

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What's in a name, Shakespeare? Apparently...a lot.

 

Salam.

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They worship the Allah, so why not use that name? The idea that it's Muslim only ignores all the Arab Jews and Christians that use that word and indeed used it before Islam.

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The violence comes as Muslims protest a recent court ruling that allowed a Catholic newspaper to use the word "Allah" for God. Muslims believe Allah, an Arabic word, should only be used by Muslims.

 

That is just silly. People get worked up over anything.

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This is wrong. The Arab Christians use the word "Allah" and when they pray, they often begin with "bismillah" or "bismil-’abi wa-l-ibni wa-r-rūḥi l-qudus" (ÈÇÓã ÇáÂÈ æÇáÇÈä æÇáÑæà ÇáÞÃÓ).

 

Most Indonesian Muslims do not care that the Christians use the word Allah, but for a long time the Indonesians used the word Tuhan in translations of the Bible. There are a lot of different things which come into play here. Indonesia is actually quite ethnically diverse with 300 ethnic groups overall. A lot of Indonesian Christians have some Chinese ancestry, or else they might have tribal ancestry. As for the Chinese, they are influential despite small numbers over there, so it leads to a bit of resentment and even violence.

 

Also, I think that the media is also making a bigger deal of this than there really is in an attempt to defame Muslims. We never would have heard of it if it had been israeli Jews attacking israeli Christians for using "haShem" or "Adonai".

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Things like this make me so upset :sl:

First of all, Muslims need to learn to respect other religions. Instead of killing non-Muslims, they should help guide them to Islam though helpful actions and words.

Second of all, the media is making this such a big deal just because Muslims are the bad guys.

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