A reader of this blog AC-DC is wondering if Malays and Muslims are able to differentiate between peninsular non-Malay Christians, and Sabah and Sarawak pribumi Christians?
Since some Malays – such as Ibrahim Ali and his Perkasa group – want the Bible in Bahasa Indonesia (or BM) using kalimah Allah to be banned in Malaysia, isn’t that punishing the pribumi Christians who actually use the Malay language in their worship?
Do the majority Malays and Muslims (i.e. those asking for restrictions to be enforced) not think that depriving some Sabahan and Sarawakian Christians – for whom Malay is their primary language – of the use of their Holy Book in the tradition they’re familiar with (i.e. using kalimah Allah) is a form of collective punishment?
The Sabahan and Sarawakian Christians had not come into conflict with the peninsular Muslims over their use of the kalimah Allah during the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. So why is this friction coming to the fore now?
Below is a screenshot of AC-DC’s comment, originally @ 2013/03/19 at 8:50 pm