Unfortunately, though, it does begin to seem that people holding such sentiments constitute a substantial portion of his base.
Incidentally, no orthodox Muslim worships Muhammad. Muhammad, in Islamic belief, is a very great prophet, but he’s certainly not divine.
And if Pastor Terry is correct in saying that we Real AmericansTM don’t worship Allah, then we’re in very serious trouble — which translating that claim into Arabic should make completely obvious: La na‘budu Allah would be rendered in English as “We don’t worship God.”
To me at least, that would mean that we were in a pretty dangerous condition.
Allah is simply the Arabic equivalent of the English word God. It’s the word used in the Arabic version of Genesis 1:1 (“In the beginning, Allah created the heavens and the earth”) and the word used in the Arabic version of John 1:1 (“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with Allah, and the Word was Allah”). It’s not peculiar to Muslims, but is also the term used by all Arabic-speaking Jews and Christians. And, by any reasonable definition of the English language, there have been Arabic-speaking Christians for many centuries more than there have been English-speaking ones.