Malaysian government will appeal court ruling on use of "Allah"
January 04, 2010
The government of Malaysia plans to appeal a court decision allowing the country's Catholic newspaper to use the term "Allah" in reference to the Christian God. The court's ruling-- which struck down a government policy forbidding the use of "Allah" by The Herald-- has prompted thousands of complaints from the country's Muslim majority, who believe that it is blasphemous to use "Allah" except in references to the Islamic deity.
- Malaysians Flock Online Over God’s Name (Wall Street Journal)
- Top Malaysian court confirms Catholic paper's right to use 'Allah' (CWN, 12/31/2009)