On the 14th of October, a court in Malaysia ruled that non-Muslims cannot use the word Allah to refer to God because it should be exclusive to Muslims otherwise it will cause public disorder. However, Christians have argued that this word entered Malay from Arabic and it has been used for centuries and that this new ruling violates their rights.
Then two days ago, more than 300 Bibles from the Bible Society were seized because they contained the word Allah to refer to God. In Malaysia, people of all faiths use this word to refer to their gods. People have claimed that this is a political issue to win the nation's hearts and support prime minister, Najib Razak and to deflect attention from his cuts to food and fuel subsidies.