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3 churches firebombed in Malaysia

Catholic World News - January 08, 2010

Three Christian churches in Malaysia have been firebombed following a recent court decision that permitted Catholic publications to use the word “Allah” to refer to God.

Condemning the attacks, Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak said that the government “will take whatever steps it can to prevent such acts.” Since the ruling, hackers have attacked the web sites of the nation’s judiciary and the Catholic newspaper.

A Catholic newspaper had sought the ruling-- whose implementation has been suspended as the court considers a government appeal-- because the word “Allah” predates Islam and has been some Christian tribes’ principal term to refer to God.

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