Monday, March 02, 2009

Allah is not God

There might be Christians confused that Allah is the the same as the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, but the Muslims are not confused. He is different. A friend who earned a masters in Arabic told me how different Allah is from God. To the Muslims Allah is better at everything than you are. Everything, including lying. Allah is the master deceiver. And why did the Muslims want to kill Salmon Rushdie for his book Satanic Verses? I read it. It brings out the fact that Allah was one of over 300 gods of the Arabic Peninsula, just one of many. Mohamed chose to elevate Allah. But Allah came out of polytheism - many gods. So they tried to kill the messenger. - Malaysia Restores 'Allah' Ban for Christians
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.
Again, don't you dare anger the people of "a religion of peace."

1 comment:

Margaret said...

Hmm, that is really interesting about that ban. But I wouldn't be surprised if different groups of Muslims have slightly different ideas about the nature of Allah, just as different Christian groups exhibit different theology, traditions, and ideas about God, Jesus, etc.