Archive for January, 2009

Allah Lawsuits: Justice Delayed is Injustice Enforced

January 3, 2009

I have earlier highlighted why the government policy of banning non-Muslims from using the word ‘Allah’ is indefensible on linguistics and historical grounds. It above all socially repressive. You may visit the following links to read my arguments.

– “No one Religion can Monopolize or Copyright the Term ‘Allah’ “LINK

– “The Semantics of the Word ALLAH” LINK

My concern in the present post is not to revisit the intellectual discussion but to point out why the government wants to avoid having the Court settle the lawsuits brought by the Catholic Church and the SIB (Sidang Injil Borneo) to confirm their right to use the word ‘Allah’ in their religious literature and in their liturgy (more…)