As the world laughs at Malaysia over their silly ban on the use of the word “Allah,” which simply means “God” in Arabic, Western countries should take a good hard look at themselves.
Coming from a Jewish background myself, whenever I hear that a particular word is banned, I ask myself, “what is being worshiped, and what is so holy that its name cannot be pronounced?” The Tetragrammaton is considered, by Orthodox Jews, to be so holy that only the High Priest may utter it – and even then only on the holiest day of the year and in the holiest place on Earth: The Holy of Holies in the Temple.
The line between holy and profane, between love and hate, is a thin one indeed. Some people may not even be certain whether they love or hate a particular thing or person. All they know for sure is that its name arouses strong emotions.
In the Western world there is a de facto prohibition against the public use of the word “nigger.” It’s described as “the n word” in much the same way that Jews pronounce the Tetragrammaton as “adonai” or “the Lord.” Only the High Priests of the diversity cult are permitted to pronounce this word. Even they tend to restrict its use to their own Holy of Holies: The Inner City.
I have more to say on this matter, but I’m still recovering from writers’ block – and it’s summer out there.