For all those Muslims in this forum, and elsewhere online, who engage in the dissimulation/subterfuge/taqiyyah that Mohammed's god's name "Allah" can be applied to the God of Christians, it looks like soon those that engage in such dissimulation will be labeled as Islamic renegade infidels, by their own brethren.
Satan is mobilizing his Muslim minions into violence against Christians who use the name "Allah" in Christian publications. Perhaps soon this debate will open the eyes of our Arabic speaking Christian brethren, to their inadvertent error of blaspheming God's name, by using Mohammed's god's name "Allah" as a generic term for the word "God".
Observing the debate in Malaysia could hopefully help to illustrate their error.
Of course in countries where Islam is in control this isn't an issue because they simply ban all Christian materials. Islam has never been able to stand the light of truth. Muslims are naked and disarmed in battle, against the sword of the Spirit.
Surah 5:101 O ye who believe! Ask not questions about things which, if made plain to you, may cause you trouble.
102 Some people before you did ask such questions, and on that account lost their faith.
Of course what Mohammed means is that some converted because they gained faith in God through a personal relationship with Him, and then left Mohammed's religion.
"Allah has hated for you three things: ... 3. And asking too many questions (in disputed religious matters).
" (Dr. Khan, Sahih Al-Bukhari, Vol. 2, #555)http://www.brotherpete.com/#islam_201
It also should go a long way into silencing those Muslims whether through ignorance, or through dissimulation, that try to suggest that Mohammed's god's name is the same as that of the Christians God.
Of the Islamic "beast"
Rev 13:6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,503504,00.html
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - The Malaysian government will issue a new decree restoring a ban on Christian publications using the word "Allah" to refer to God, officials said Sunday.
Home Affairs Minister Syed Hamid Albar said a previous Feb. 16 decree that allowed Christian publications to use the word as long as they specified the material was not for Muslims was a mistake, the national Bernama news agency reported.
The about-turn came after Islamic groups slammed the government and warned that even conditional use of the word by Christians would anger Muslims, who make up the country's majority.
A senior ministry official confirmed Syed Hamid's comments, saying there were "interpretation mistakes" in the Feb. 16 decree that led to the confusion.
"'Allah' cannot be used for other religions except Islam because it might confuse Muslims. This is the ministry's stand and it hasn't changed," the official, who declined to be named citing protocol, told The Associated Press.
The official said the ministry was likely to issue a new decree to annul the old one and effectively re-impose the ban.
The dispute has become symbolic of increasing religious tensions in Malaysia, where 60 percent of the 27 million people are Muslim Malays. A third of the population is ethnic Chinese and Indian, and many of them practice Christianity.
Malaysia's minorities have often complained that their constitutional right to practice their religions freely has come under threat from the Malay Muslim-dominated government. They cite destruction of Hindu temples and conversion disputes as examples. The government denies any discrimination.
The Herald, the Roman Catholic Church's main newspaper in the country, had filed a legal suit to challenge the government ban on non-Muslims using the word.
The Herald argued that the Arabic word is a common reference for God that predates Islam and has been used for centuries as a translation in Malay.
Rev. Lawrence Andrew, the editor of the Herald, said Sunday the publication had not been notified of the government's change in policy.
"Unfortunately the apparent relief that we imagined we were able to enjoy has been short-lived," he said.