Puchong, Jan 22: If the Federal Court had ruled otherwise, the Muslims in this country will do two things in quick succession:
1. Hold angry but peaceful protests against Prime Minister Najib Razak's government (not against the Catholics or their publication The Herald) for losing the case2. Go back to their old routines. Some will fortify their faith in their religion while may even forget Allah in their daily undertaking ...
My hope is that the people behind The Christian Herald, the publication that took the government to court (in the name of Press or religious freedom, I'm not quite certain) because the Home Ministry banned it from using the word "Allah" in their editorials (a lot of people made the mistake of thinking that the Christians took the government to court), can learn to respect the decision of the highest court in this country.
Those God-fearing Yang Ariffs were put there to help make sure that justice that Herald was seeking is done. And justice has been done. Alhamdulillah.
Please respect the Muslims and the Christians who want to continue to live peacefully, side by side, in this country.
Don't forget one important thing: the Federal Court's decision doesn't take away anything from Catholics in Malaysia. In Sabah and Sarawak, Christians continue to be free to use "Allah" for God as had been the practice for decades.
If the editors at The Herald feel so strongly about the issue, in God's name please move to Sabah or Sarawak. Beautiful states (it's Malaysia). Even more beautiful people.
The thing is, I don't think you guys would be welcomed there.