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Christians launch petition for use of the word “Allah”

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Support is expected from Muslims, in addition to Jews and Christians around the world. The petition can also be signed via the internet, at the address The diocese of Kuala Lumpur continues its legal battle against the government, to use the word “Allah” in Catholic publications.

Kuala Lumpur (AsiaNews) – A group of Christians in Sabah has launched a petition drive to force the government to lift its ban on the use of the word “Allah,” which according to the interior ministry should be used only by Muslims.

The campaign was launched last March 4, and will continue until March 29. In a few days, the website has gathered thousands of signatures, including from local Muslims and Hindus. In April, the signatures that have been collected via the internet and on paper will be presented to Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.