Muslims seize Christian picture books

Not too long ago we discussed children’s Bible picture books. Well, the Islamic government of Malaysia is confiscating Christian books that picture Abraham, Moses, Jesus, or other Biblical figures who are recognized by Islam as prophets. Islam forbids visual representations of holy figures, so even non-Muslims must do the same.

And remember how some liberal Christians were saying that we should just use “Allah” for God, since the word is simply the Arabic word for the deity? Well, the Islamic government of Malaysia has also outlawed Christians or any other non-Muslims from using the term “Allah.” This, in effect, prevents Christians from saying the word “God” in the Arabic language.

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Professor of Literature at Patrick Henry College, the Director of the Cranach Institute at Concordia Theological Seminary, a columnist for World Magazine and TableTalk, and the author of 18 books on different facets of Christianity & Culture.

  • Bror Erickson

    What? I thought they were tolerant, and peaceable.

  • Bror Erickson

    What? I thought they were tolerant, and peaceable.

  • Rose

    This is literal deconstruction–destruction!

  • Rose

    This is literal deconstruction–destruction!

  • http://www.bikebubba.blogspot.com Bike Bubba

    For reference, Malays speak a language that is influenced by, but is not, Arabic. The traditional script for the Malay language is the Arabic, though.

    It’s also worth noting (my company does a lot of business in Malaysia) that this is NOT in the one province ruled by the “Islamist” party. This is the federal government of Malaysia.

    In other words, it is ostensible MODERATE Muslims doing this.

  • http://www.bikebubba.blogspot.com Bike Bubba

    For reference, Malays speak a language that is influenced by, but is not, Arabic. The traditional script for the Malay language is the Arabic, though.

    It’s also worth noting (my company does a lot of business in Malaysia) that this is NOT in the one province ruled by the “Islamist” party. This is the federal government of Malaysia.

    In other words, it is ostensible MODERATE Muslims doing this.


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