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our dear Zzazz al-farkha wa al-bayda

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Feb 15, 2008 at 21:28

Your logic is flawed. Christians in the Middle East use the word Allah which is the arabized word for Syriac Alaha/Allaha or God in Syriac. And yes you can find the word Allah in extant arabic translations of the Bible from as early as the 10th century, but why should we be surprised?

Even the Copts (the word God in Egyptian/Coptic is 'Nte from NTR) were familiar with the word Alaha/Allaha even before the Arab invasion of their country as there were many Syriac speakers in Egypt in the late antique period in the area south of Alexandria called wadi al-Natrun where al-Deir al-Suryani was located.

The painful truth is: The Arabic word Allah is a laon word from Syriac. And you know what? I understand that many Christian Arabs do not wish to use the word Allah any more and use the words: al-Ilah, al-Rabb or al-Sayyid Yasoo3 al-maseeh instead.

So much for Allah and his religion

al-farkha wa al-bayda? I will leave this one to your imagination.

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