Arabic-speaking Christians were using the word “Allah” to refer to the God of the Bible since before the invention of Islam. This does not in reality signify their Islamization or dhimmitude; it is just the word they have used. But now Islamic supremacists in Malaysia have made it into an issue, and now the Muslim Consumers Association Malaysia (PPIM) and others are planning to complain to Pope Francis about Archbishop Joseph Marino for having the temerity to side with the Christians. Bad dhimmi!
A coalition of Malay Muslim NGOs today urged the government to “chase away” the Vatican ambassador to Malaysia for meddling in “Islamic affairs in the country”.
The coalition, whose members include the Muslim Consumers Association Malaysia (PPIM), claimed that Archbishop Joseph Marino’s endorsement of Christians using the world “˜Allah” proved that the ambassador has “bad intentions”.
Archbishop Marino was reported yesterday as praising the local Catholic church for championing the right of Christians to use the world “˜Allah” to refer to God.
“We are afraid that if the Foreign Ministry does not take stern action on this matter, this will lead to more interference including supporting the Christianisation movement targeted at Muslims in this country,” the coalition said in a statement issued by its chief publicity secretariat, Dzulkarnain Taib.
It also warned of racial disharmony if no action is taken against the archbishop, while hinting that “angry Muslims” might take their own “legal action” over the matter.
What race is Islamic supremacism again? I keep forgetting.
“The coalition will write a letter to Pope Francis about the attitude and statement of his ambassador,” it said.