In Malaysia, only Muslims may legally use the word "Allah." The law is being challenged by Christians:
A MALAYSIAN church and a Christian weekly newspaper are suing the Government for banning them from using the word "Allah", alleging the prohibition is unconstitutional and against freedom of religion.If the courts do not find in favor of the Christians, maybe they can switch to the term "the moon god." Yeah, that'll work even better!
The move follows the Government's declaration that "Allah" — which means God in the Malay language — refers to the Muslim God and can be used only by Muslims.
They are the first legal challenges against the mainly Muslim Government's decision, amid concerns that rights were being trampled on.
The Herald, the newspaper of Malaysia's Catholic Church, filed suit in early December.
The Sabah Evangelical Church of Borneo also took legal action this month.