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PAS is flip-flopping again

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Clearly, PAS is in confusion on how to win Malay and non-Malay votes in the GE13.

Allah is an Arabic word existed long before Islam was born in today’s Saudi Arab land. Muslims in Prophet Muhammed’s period redefined the word to suit Islamic God is fine, but it’s not ok for others to keep its original meaning in the context of Judaism, Christianity and Paganism.

This is like banning Chinese to eat “pau” after Malay adopting “pau” in their halal food from Chinese.

There is not an issue for Christians in Arabic world to use Allah for their God because the word was used in their Bible, may be much earlier than Al-Quran.

Unfortunately, Malay Muslims in West Malaysia have been brainwashed by UMNO and PAS that Islam is a Malay matter.

UMNO under Syed Hamid had opened a can with worms in 2007 should be responsible for the chaos.

Muslims in East Malaysia have no complaint on Allah name in the Malay language Bible. Why the politicians like Syed Hamid, Hisham, Nik Aziz, Lim Guan Eng, etc, from West Malaysians go to stir hornet nest for political gains?

Go back to status quo, let Christians in East Malaysia and Sikhs in Malaysia to continue to use Allah in their holy books as before from the day Malaysia achieved independence.

Those radical Christians in West Malaysia should not stubborn and insist to import Allah usage in East Malaysia to West Malaysia.

Religious clash cannot be solved in the court, only tolerance and comprise amongst the people can untangle the Allah issue.

Remember only the few fanatics from Islam and Christian wanted to see a religious clash in Malaysia.

Nik Aziz makes u-turn over word “Allah”
Posted on 14 January 2013 – 07:36pm

KOTA BAHARU (Jan 14, 2013): Kelantan Menteri Besar Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat, who previously agreed that “Allah” could be used in Bibles, has made a U-turn in his stand by clarifying why the word cannot be used by non-Muslims.

The PAS Syura Council last night decided that non-Muslims should not use the word in translation of their religious texts, but are free to use it orally following outcry from the Muslim community over Nik Abdul Aziz and PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang’s stand.

Nik Abdul Aziz, who attended the council’s meeting, said the council’s decision was made out of fear that if “Allah” was used in Bibles, the meaning would run contrary to the actual meaning understood by Muslims.

“There is only one God. The Almighty. If other religions have one or more God, that’s ridiculous. If they want to use it, it is wrong,” he told reporters on his return from Kuala Lumpur at the Sultan Ismail Petra Airport, Pengkalan Chepa here, today.

The controversy erupted after DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng, in his Christmas message, urged the federal government to allow Christians to use ‘Allah’ in the Bahasa Malaysia version of the Bible.

PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang drew the flak when he said Islam did not restrict non-Muslims from using the word “Allah” as long they did not misuse it to the extent of confusing Muslims.

Nik Abdul Aziz, who is PAS spiritual leader, said the Christians, who believed in the Trinity, could not use the word at all for it was against the actual meaning.

In its decision, the PAS Syura Council said the Arabic word cannot be translated into or translated from other languages for it is a specific word used to refer the Muslims’ God. – Bernama

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