Persecution Update
show comments
  • WigWag

    There’s also the treatment of the Alevi by the Sunni Islamist Turkish regime; to put it simply, its horrendous.


    And then there’s the controversy in Malaysia about whether Christians should be allowed to refer to the deity as “Allah.” Roman Catholic Malaysians have referred to the deity as “Allah” since anyone can remember. The increasingly powerful hard line Islamists in Malaysia objected and a court ruled that it was illegal for Malaysian Christians to refer to the deity as “Allah.” When the Supreme Court of Malaysia reversed the lower court decision and announced that Christians could use the term “Allah,” there were numerous riots and attacks on Christians.


    In Indonesia, it’s not just the banning Christian churches, it’s the serious increase in violent attacks on Christians especially during holidays like Easter as well as attacks on non-traditional Islamic sects. When perpetrators are arrested and tried, they get very minimal sentences with little to no jail time even if people are killed.


    What’s so disturbing is that Turkey, Malaysia and Indonesia are supposed to be moderate Islamic nations that can set an example for the rest of the Muslim world.

    It’s some example they are setting.

    The fact that the mainstream press in the United States is ignoring this issue tells you everything you need to know about the values of the modern American media.

© The American Interest LLC 2005-2017 About Us Masthead Submissions Advertise Customer Service
We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.