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  • Syrian Clerics Say People Can Eat Cats and Dogs
  • Hundreds Die in Nigerian Military Prisons
  • Bomb Kills Afghan Provincial Governor

Malaysian Court Ruling on “Allah” Used by Christians

The word “Allah” is only designated for Muslims, according to a Malaysian court, which upheld a government ban against the use of the word "Allah" to refer to God in non-Muslim faiths. While “Allah” is the Arabic word for God and is used throughout Malaysia, many non-Muslim faiths said that the new ban is infringing on the freedom to practice religion.

(Photo: AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

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