January 11, 2010

http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/01/08/malaysia.churches.attacked/index.html?iref=allsearch

This article brings awareness to the firebombing of Christian churches in Malaysia happening in the past few days. Ever since the legalization of the use of the word Allah in general literature meaning "god," the people have been rebelling. Many are afraid that Muslims may confuse the Christian bible as their literature because of the prevalent term, and that it will unwittingly convert them to Christianity. As we discussed in class, this is a use of attribution bias, as some say the attacking of the churches was justified by the circumstance, where Christianity is a minority group. However if this were to happen to a mosque where Muslim is a minority, the same people would be outraged.