The question many are asking is what is the Prime Minister’s postion on this matter and when will he make his stand known, writes Henry Loh.
The report quoted Selangor Executive Councillor for Islamic Affairs Sallehin Mukhyi as saying, “Non-Muslims can use the word ‘Allah’ if it is not misused, such as for propaganda to spread other religions. If ‘Allah’ is used by Christians to spread their religion to Muslims, then it is not allowed.”
A written reply made in Parliament by Minister in the PM’s Department Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom stated in no uncertain terms, “Not one Muslim applied to convert out of their faiths in the Sharia Courts over the past decade.” Hence the fear that non-Muslims would use the word Allah to confuse and convince Muslims to convert out of their religion seems unfounded.
Co-editor, Aliran e-Newsletter
16 April 2014
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