Thursday, August 16, 2007
I was all set to write a big post about this, but it looks like American Crusader already beat me to it...
Here's the quick version:
AMSTERDAM - A Roman Catholic Bishop in the Netherlands has proposed people of all faiths refer to God as Allah to foster understanding, stoking an already heated debate on religious tolerance in a country with one million Muslims.
Bishop Tiny Muskens, from the southern diocese of Breda, told Dutch television on Monday that God did not mind what he was named and that in Indonesia, where Muskens spent eight years, priests used the word "Allah" while celebrating Mass.
"Allah is a very beautiful word for God. Shouldn't we all say that from now on we will name God Allah? ... What does God care what we call him? It is our problem."
There is just about no way in Hell I'm going to incur God's wrath by referring to Him as "Allah."
What's next, are we to start calling Christ "Mohammed?" Because after all, the First Pillar states, "La ilaha illa Allah wa-Muhammad rasul Allah, " or " There is no god but Allah and Mohammed is his Prophet."
And as I recall, that is basically Christ's job description, right?
Pair this with Always on Watch's recent posts here and here about forcing doctors and cops to honor Ramadan fasting, and you've got a very nice sampler platter of dhimmitude coming out of the UK this month.