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Malaysia’s ruling party displays anti-Christian billboards during election campaign

Catholic World News - May 03, 2013

Barisan Nasional, the political coalition that has governed Malaysia since its independence, has launched a billboard campaign with pictures of Christian churches. The billboards ask the majority Muslim electorate in the upcoming national election whether they want their children and grandchildren to pray in such places.

“Vote Barisan Nasional because they can protect your religion, race, and nation,” the billboard adds.

Barisan Nasional opposes the use of “Allah” in Christian publications, even though Christians in Malaysia have used the word in reference to God since the early seventeenth century. The leading opposition party adopts a more tolerant attitude toward Christians.

The nation of 29.2 million is 60% Muslim, 19% Buddhist, 6% Hindu, 6% Protestant, and 3% Catholic.

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