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This "Allah" connotation would ostensibly extend to Bahasa Malaysia Bibles and at mass and prayer sessions conducted in the National Language. Why this sudden urge to write, read, converse and preach in Bahasa Malaysia?
Who would be the end-user of these Malay Bibles? Uncle Ignatius Lourdesamy down the street? What about his extended family who all grew up speaking and reading and writing English and perhaps some Tamil though they may not admit it and whose only exposure to Bahasa Malaysia was at school and in filling various borangs and permohonans at the pejabat kerajaan?
You truly believe these Christian Anglophiles would be reciting their holy scriptures in Malay? Praising "Allah" and the Son of "Allah" in a language synonymous with Malay hegemony and stuffy government bureaucracy?
What about Arabic Bibles? Do Christian Arabs use "Allah" in their scriptures? Would Hindus and Buddhists and Sikhs and Taoists and various traditional faiths dotting our hinterland also regard "Allah" as their God or supreme deity? They have their own Gods with their own God-names since antiquity.
Yeah, how do you express a non-Islamic "God" in Malay? Is this the issue?
Is this what the masalah is all about? You know why this became a masalah? Because you church people are largely language retards when it comes to Bahasa Malaysia. Cannot be that hard lah.
No "r" or "d" or "sh" to twist your short tongue. You can pooja as much of this Tuhan as you want, and can knot parables of sons and virgin mothers and assorted miracles for this Tuhan of yours.
I can live with that. In the name of God Like this where got one Some of you still not satisfied? You still want my "Allah"? Still want your day in court? Still want to be an agent for turmoil and conflict in this country?
Do you really believe "Anak Allah" would make sense, especially to the Malays and Borneo natives that you plan to Christianise? Why this insistence on "Allah"? Would the religious experience of Malaysian Christians be less profound if my Allah is not used in your Malay scriptures?
Is this a case of God-envy then? Ok, ok, if you really must worship a supreme being you want to call "Allah" to the extent of going to court for this holy privilege and creating a ruckus for the world to see, KijangMas has a solution for your troubled soul. Yeah, you can then face Allah in prayer five times a day and praise and glorify Allah the Merciful and the Compassionate every moment of your mortal existence on this Bumi.
Heck, throw in some cultural affinities on top of your language conversion since you all have seen the holy light and longed for prayers in Malayyou could even be called Bumiputras in your MyCard, and we will be one big happy family, sharing the Tuhan-given social privileges, free money, discounts, tongkats and all.
This marks the end of our Racial Polarisation. Still want to go to court? Haiya, why you fellas like to go to court ah? Bias lah, tipu lah, berat sebelah lah. So why still want to go to the Mahkamah? To make a mockery of the issue? To purposely subject my Tanah Air to ridicule in the world press?
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