The Vatican’s first envoy to Malaysia (a country that is 60% Muslim) has created a controversy by saying that he saw nothing wrong with Christians using the word Allah to describe god. Some Muslims are protesting, saying that this is a way to convert Muslims to Christianity which, incredibly, is a crime in many Islamic countries. They have called him an ‘enemy of the state’ and asked that he be recalled.
This follows another ridiculous controversy when the Malaysian government banned the use of the word Allah to describe non-Muslim gods. The High Court, sensibly enough, overturned the government and said that it was legal for non-Christians to do so.
I wish these religious people would decide whether there is just one god worshipped in many different forms or there are competing gods. If the latter then, have some sort of god-off to decide which one is the true one. Inquiring minds want to know.