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This is a tough one, but I would say "no"

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Submitted by Octavio Johanson (Italy), Jun 28, 2005 at 09:22

I would not equate the words "Allah" to "God", because Muslims consider Christianity a polytheistic religion.

They see the Holy Trinity (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) as worshipping more than one God. Therefore, I would say "no". You cannot equate Allah to the God of the New Testament nor to the Jewish God of the Old Testament.

Then, everything you say is correct. Arabic-speaking Christians and Jews refer to God as "Allah", because Allah in Arabic means God.

If you take a strict Scriptural approach, you might also find references to Allah meaning God.

However, at the end, it is the attitude that counts more than words. Try telling Muslims that they worship the same God as Christians and Jews, and they will react negatively.

If they thought that Allah is the same as God, then they would respect Christians and Jews.

Muslim supremacism and Muslim totalitarianism will never be prepared to equate their God, Allah, with the God of the Old and New Testaments.

The Koran is what they believe in, not the Bible.
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