While watching the Chinese animated film Jiang Ziya: Legend of Deification, a thought struck me: The Chinese language is uniquely suited for epic fantasy. An epic is set in a time before living memory, celebrating the accomplishments of heroes, whose dealings with gods and demons and spirits profoundly shape the mortal world for succeeding generations. […]
‘Allah’ is an Arabic word meaning ‘God’. It is not exclusive to Islam, and pre-dates the faith. The Malaysian government, however, has yet to accept this in the case of Malaysia v. The Herald.