10th church attacked in Malaysia
January 15, 2010
A tenth church has been vandalized in Malaysia following a court decision that permitted a Catholic publication to use the word “Allah” to refer to God. In all, eight churches have been firebombed, and two have been splashed with paint.
In addition, the offices of the lawyers who represented the Catholic publication were ransacked, and stones were thrown at a Sikh temple-- apparently because Sikhs also refer to “Allah.”
The nation of 27.7 million is 60% Muslim, 19% Buddhist, 6% Hindu, 6% Protestant, and 3% Catholic.
- Lawyers' office in 'Allah' ban case broken into, ransacked after church attacks in Malaysia (CP)
- Malaysian bishops meeting with government, Muslim leaders following attacks on churches (CWN, 1/12)
- Malaysia: 9 Christian institutions attacked (CWN, 1/11)