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Malaysian Wins Court Battle to Become Christian
By The Associated Press
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — An Islamic court in Malaysia ruled Friday that a man given an Islamic name at birth was a Christian, a rare victory for religious minorities in this Muslim-majority nation.
- - - -I just can't believe that a man of this age has to go to court to change his name...or rather get rid of his muslim name. Why couldn't he just change his name by deed-pol, unless he is making a 'statement' of sorts, albeit, a dangerous one. - - -
Church Bodies Tell Malaysia to Stop Harassing Christians
By Sze Leng Chan
Christian Post Correspondent
Tue, Feb. 05 2008 06:20 PM EST
- - - - -Well this is a turn up for the books., Maybe some Western countries should start seizing any muslim type books, like the koran and any others than are likely to incite even more hatred towards non-muslims. - - - -
An ecumenical fellowship group, consisting of both churches and ministries, in Malaysia has reported local custom officials have seized 32 Bibles from an airline passenger after returning from Manila.
The Bibles were meant for a study group, said the Rev. Hermen Shastri, general-secretary of the Council of Churches. He said the confiscation constituted an act of harassment toward Christians.
assunta » SAYS.. In reference to the above story regarding Juliana Nicholas the missionary whose bibles were initially confiscated at the Malaysian airport, a fuller story of her background and her Christian vision and mandate can be found on this webpage, it makes an interesting and encouraging read, her missionary work has included Indonesia, Australia. Philippines and various other parts of the world. http://www.antonnicholas.org.uk/malaysia.htm
Malaysia to Restore 'Allah' Ban for Christians
By Associated Press Writer
Sun, Mar. 01 2009 08:46 AM EST
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) – The Malaysian government will issue a new decree restoring a ban on Christian publications using the word "Allah" to refer to God, officials said Sunday.
Home Affairs Minister Syed Hamid Albar said a previous Feb. 16 decree that allowed Christian publications to use the word as long as they specified the material was not for Muslims was a mistake, the national Bernama news agency reported.
The about-turn came after Islamic groups slammed the government and warned that even conditional use of the word by Christians would anger Muslims, who make up the country's majority.
- - - Once again, we see the muslims dictating to the government, they are just never content. _--
INKEEPER... I could not agree with you more.... in fact I get insulted when I hear of God being referred to as allah. And for any Christians in Maylaysia who do use allah to refer to God in your language, I do not mean to insult you, but please, try and go away and stay away from anything that resembles the muslim way...for your own sake.
The-Innkeeper SAYS....» Sun Mar 01, 2009 4:15 pm
Why in the World would a true believer in Christ use the word allah in connection to the One True God Jesus Christ? They are not the same.
To say that we worship the same God because the translations and the Koran indicate that we do is to mislead everyone and to be an "apologist" for Islam. The fact that the Arabic word for the God Christians worship is Allah and that Muslims use this same word for their God does not mean that the two are the same. In fact everything I read tells me just the opposite. The evidence as to the beginnings of Islam in Arabia clearly points to Islam growing out of the pagan Moon God (Allah) worship of the time. I do not see how anyone can come to another conclusion as I look at the symbols and rituals of Islam.