On Saturday, we read of the fatwa issued by a group of imams declaring an attack on North America as an attack on the 10 million Muslims living therein.
Seems these imams need to get together once again:
Two more churches in Malaysia were firebombed Sunday, bringing the total to six since a court ruled that non-Muslims can use the word "Allah" as a term for God.
No one has been hurt in the attacks, which began Friday. They follow a high court's ruling that Christians can use the word "Allah" in literature printed in the country's official language, Malay.
In Malay, the word for God is "Allah," as it is in Arabic.
But many in the predominantly Muslim country, including the government, believe the word should be exclusive to Islam.
The government has banned the use of the word in Christian literature, saying it is likely to confuse Muslims and draw them to Christianity.
Let's hope this Muslim's opinions will prevail:
I am not an Islamic scholar but claiming that the use of the word 'Allah' would confuse us Muslims is really rubbish and to go beyond to claim that it will threaten national security is preposterous. Are we so weak in our faith that we cannot differentiate and we would turn apostates easily just because of the works of some Christian missionaries using this word?
Do Muslims in Sabah and Sarawak get confused? Come on, this is an insult to us Muslims. Are we saying we do not have depth in our faith that we can simply convert out of Islam just because of this? Does our Islamic faith carry such teachings? Is this more of the work of Man rather than of Allah?
We do not need Islamic scholars to tell us this. True Muslims do not need the government and self-proclaimed champions such as these Muslim groups to protest on our behalf. Their very act of claiming to protect
our faith shows how shallow-minded these people are - both the protestors and the government.
If 'True Muslims' were to start speaking and acting more loudly and more strongly, perhaps jihadism could be defeated... and not by Western power but by Islamic reform.