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Malaysia Catholic newspaper loses fight to use 'Allah'

Muslim protesters display a banner during a demonstration against a Malaysian Catholic newspaper using the word 'Allah', at the court of appeal in Putrajaya, on October 14, 2013An appeals panel ruled Monday that a Malaysian Catholic newspaper could not use "Allah" to refer to the Christian God, in a case that sparked attacks on places of worship three years ago. The publishers of the Herald, who had argued that a 2009 government ban on the use of Allah in its Malay-language edition was unconstitutional, said after the ruling they planned to appeal to the higher Federal Court.