‘Bible-burning fest’: Calls to set alight Malaysian Bibles for use of 'Allah' spark outrage
Leaflets inviting people to a "Bible-burning festival” have stirred outrage in Malaysia. This coincided with a nationalist group leader urging to "seize and burn” Malay-language Bibles, prompting calls for his prosecution.
The flyers, issued by a previously unknown group, promised mass Bible-burning in the Malaysian state of Penang on Sunday. The incident has fueled the flames in an ongoing nationwide debate over the use of the word "Allah” for "God” in Jawi-scripted Christian holy texts. (continue reading...)