At World Net Daily:
Catholic churches in the Netherlands should use the name Allah for God to ease tensions between Muslims and Christians, says a Dutch bishop.OK, Bishop, now that you’ve brought the subject up, do you think Muslims should call Allah Christ?
Tiny Muskens, the bishop of Breda, told the Dutch TV program "Network" Monday night he believes God doesn't mind what he is called, Radio Netherlands Worldwide reported.
The Almighty is above such "discussion and bickering," he insisted.
Muskens points to Indonesia, where he served 30 years ago, as an example for Dutch churches. Christians in the Middle East also use the term Allah for God.
"Someone like me has prayed to Allah yang maha kuasa (Almighty God) for eight years in Indonesia and other priests for 20 or 30 years," Muskens said. "In the heart of the Eucharist, God is called Allah over there, so why can't we start doing that together?"
About those Danish cartoonists: should Christians agree with Muslims who want to kill the cartoonists for publishing caricatures of Allah just as the cartoonists publish caricatures of Christ?
When a Muslim terrorist blows himself/herself up in an attempt to kill innocent people including infants, are you cool with calling those terrorists Christians?
What would you call Christian Dutch citizens who opposed, often at the cost of their lives, the Nazis’ treatment of Jews?
Not Muslims, I hope.
World Net continues:
Muskens thinks it could take another 100 years, but eventually the name Allah will be used by Dutch churches, promoting rapprochement between the two religions, he said, according to Radio Netherlands.If you’re rooting for Muslim world domination, Bishop Muskens is one of your “beacons of hope.”
And isn’t that just what a Christian spiritual leader is supposed to be?
Opps! Sorry about that. Muskens no doubt wanted me to say “Muslim spiritual leader.”
You can read the entire report here.