Sunday, November 16, 2014

Repugnant transactions: the right to say "God" in Malay

Thomas Fuller has the story in the NY Times: The Right to Say ‘God’ Divides a Diverse Nation

This is one of those stories whose URL is more informative than the headline:

"According to a series of government orders and rulings by Malaysia’s Islamic councils, the word for God in the Malay language — “Allah” — is reserved for Muslims. Malay-language Bibles are banned everywhere except inside churches. State regulations ban a list of words, including Allah, in any non-Muslim context."

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