Sunday, January 17, 2010

Usage of word not an issue, says Anwar

The Star
Monday January 18, 2010

KUANTAN: The usage of the word “Allah” by Christians to refer to “God” should be allowed, Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said.

He said that the word had been used about 1,000 years ago by the Christians and this was not an issue.

“Our stand is similar to PAS that the word can be used by non-Muslims, but it should not be abused. The issue to address now is whether it may be abused and not its actual usage per se by those of the Christian faith,” he told reporters after opening the state PKR convention in Tan Jung Restaurant here yesterday.

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