A short time ago a Malaysian court wrongly decided that Christians could not apply the name Allah to the Divine Being they worship. There were the usual shouts of ‘intolerant Islam’ in the Western media when this decision was handed down.
Just as recently an American Preacher, Brian Houston, caused great upset when he was deemed to have suggested that Muslims and Christians believe in the same God (Allah).
He said the following;
How do you view God in a desert? There’s two types of birds. There’s vultures, and there’s hummingbirds. One lives off dead carcasses, rotting meat.
The other lives off the beautiful, sweet, nectar in a particular flower, on a particular desert plant, in the same desert. They both find what they’re looking for.
Do you know—take it all the way back into the Old Testament—and the Muslim and you, we actually serve the same God. Allah, to a Muslim; to us, Abba Father, God.
But quickly attempted to clarify his position via Facebook and distanced himself from his original claim, and sought to appease Christians by saying that Muslims and Christians do not follow the same God.
This clarification by Mr Brian Houston however has still been met with distain in some quarters with suggestions that he is backtracking on his claim due to the backlash from Christians who are upset that he suggests they follow the same God as Muslims.
The website Uprising Ministries goes to great lengths breaking down the two statements from Mr Houston further condemning a man because he suggested that Christians believe in the same God as Muslims.
So my question is, where is the Media furore over this? Why has no media outlet in the West picked up on this story and run with how intolerant Christians are? I will leave you, the reader, to decide why.