Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Call God ‘Allah’ to ease relations : Dutch bishop

LOL...Fell out of my chair! Now how do we make this fellow call God as 'Shiva' or 'Vishnu' or 'Ganesha' or 'Indra'...

5 comments:

Sage said...
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siva said...
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siva said...

Try throwing a bomb under his dhimmi butt, he will say what ever we want him to say.

And what the hell, there are a million Muslims in that country? No wonder it is turning out to be a hellhole.

Sohan said...

Actually, Arabic-speaking Christians already call their Christian god "Allah". Correspondingly, Konkani-speaking Indian Catholics call theirs "Deva". It's just a translation to their own language. "God" is simply English (and incidentally also Dutch) for the same. If this cleric's intention is to prove that "God" and "Allah" are the same, then this linguistic differentiation defeats the purpose soundly. On that note, reciprocation by Muslims is unlikely, given that Islam is strongly bound to the Arabic language (e.g. shahada must be recited in Arabic only).

Uddharet said...

Sohan says: “...shahada must be recited in Arabic only”. Adding to that, one must remember that for mohammedists the name "allah" and cognates are "sacred" and applying it to any other entity, real or imaginary, would be unforgivable sacrilege. I vaguely remember that the mohammedists in India, a few decades ago, raised a hue and cry when they came to know that a foreign diplomat had named his pet dog as Allahabad. More recently, "Mohammed" Azharuddin was attacked for endorsing a particular brand of shoes by allowing his signature to appear on them. Against this background, how can you expect Mohammedists to allow their "god's" name to be used for the "god" of any other religion?