Malaysian Muslim activists shout slogans during a rally after Malaysian Islamic authorities seized hundreds of Bibles from a Christian group over the use of the word "Allah" in Klang, outside Kuala Lumpur on January 5, 2014. AFP PHOTO / MOHD RASFAN
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Authorities in Muslim-majority Malaysia are investigating a Catholic priest for sedition in an escalating religious row over the use of the word "Allah", an official said Thursday.A court in October barred the Malaysian Catholic newspaper Herald from using "Allah" to refer to the Christian God in its Malay-language edition.Authorities said using "Allah" in non-Muslim literature could confuse Muslims and entice them to convert.Last week, Islamic authorities seized more than 300 Malay-language Bibles using the word "Allah" from the Bible Society of Malaysia and questioned two of its officers.
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