5 Sep 2007
Allah means God
Yes, it’s that simple, readers. A five-year-old could understand it:
The Arabic word allah means “God.” Just as the French word dieu means “God” and the Spanish word dios means “God.”
We’ve been over this before. Even wingnutty scaremonger Daniel Pipes has no problem admitting it.
Alas, there will always be Know-Nothings like Crazy Pammy, who got so frightened on the 11th of September 2001 that they’re more than willing to pretend otherwise. Have a look at this comment left by one of her stalwart readers:
[Allah] is purportedly the Arabic word for ‘god’. In reality, Allah was the Moon God in the pre-Islamic pantheon of 360 Arabic tribal gods in the Kabah in Mecca: the prima partes [sic], if you will. Smacks of polytheism, doesn’t it.
The writer’s botched Latin tag (he meant to say primum inter pares (“first among equals”)) doesn’t help his credibility much. He’s all over the intertrons shouting about “pagan moon gods,” butchering several languages at once.