Thursday, March 05, 2009

More on non-Muslims using the word "Allah"

Yesterday, I reported on a controversy in Malaysia as to whether non-Muslims can use the word "Allah" in their writings. An interesting detail came out today:
A former grand imam of the National Mosque told the Dewan Rakyat today that the word "Allah" based on the belief of Muslims, cannot be used by the non-Muslims.

Taib Azamudden Mat Taib who is Pas representative for Baling, said this was because the meaning of Allah to other religions was different from the meaning of Allah to Islam.
I had never before heard a Muslim say that Allah was not the same as the God of Judaism or Christianity.

Either way, I would be remiss in not apologizing to the Muslims of Malaysia for using the word Allah in inappropriate, infidel ways. For example, these lyrics to the famous TV show "Allah in the Family":

Boy the way Mohammed prayed,
Dhimmi bodies getting flayed,
Nine year old brides getting laid,
Allah today!

Really tasteless, and I should be beheaded for writing such things.