Someone left a lengthy entry in the comments section of my post: Masha Allah, Open your Eyes La! I thank him for his effort in commenting, although I find some of his comments highly disrespectful of my beliefs, and some of them downright menghina & memijak-mijak my religion.
But never mind...my Lord Jesus teaches me:
"Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me." Matthew 5:11
Anyway, in my reply to him, I managed to write down very concisely why I oppose the Allah ban. And it has nothing to do with Christianity - but everything to do with our country's continued good standing in the world.
Below is my reply:
"This is not the case with the Arabic term Allaah. Allaah is the personal name of the one true God. Nothing else can be called Allaah."
Yes. And since Christians also believe they worship the one true God, how come they are not allowed to use "Allah"?
Oh, I see...Christians don't worship the one true God, therefore cannot use "Allah" since only Muslims worship the one true God.
This is the premise being used to justify the ban. If we follow the logic of this argument to the very end
1. Since only Muslims worship the one true God, then all other non-Muslim references to the one true God are false. This would give rise to the question "which is the one true God?" Following the precedent of banning non-Muslim use of "Allah", all other non-Muslim NAMES for the one true God must therefore be also banned lest it confuse Muslims into believing that others could be also worshipping the one true God.
2. Since all other references to one true God are based on a false premise and should be banned, then why stop at just the word? The VERY EXISTENCE OF THE RELIGION is based on a false premise. If the religion is allowed to exist, then Muslims may be confused about why non-Muslims are also worshipping the "one true God". Therefore, following the first 2 precedents, the ENTIRE RELIGION must be banned as well.
3. But religion is a funny thing...you cannot legislate faith. So no matter how hard you ban the religion, there will always be adherents. This will make Muslims wonder "why are there people still worshipping a non-Muslim on true God even after it has been banned?" Since, according to the previously established precedents, such a question will confuse Muslims, the PEOPLE who practise the non-Muslim religion must be banned.
How do you ban a people?
Jail, exile, torture, execution.
Do you, does anyone, want our nation to take this first step?