More religious intolerance from a supposedly “moderate” Muslim country.

Via Malaysian Chronicle:

A coalition of Malay Muslim NGOs today urged the government to “chase away” the Vatican ambassador to Malaysia for meddling in “Islamic affairs in the country”.

The coalition, whose members include the Muslim Consumers Association Malaysia (PPIM), claimed that Archbishop Joseph Marino’s endorsement of Christians using the world ‘Allah’ proved that the ambassador has “bad intentions”.

Archbishop Marino was reported yesterday as praising the local Catholic church for championing the right of Christians to use the world ‘Allah’ to refer to God.

“We are afraid that if the Foreign Ministry does not take stern action on this matter, this will lead to more interference including supporting the Christianisation movement targeted at Muslims in this country,” the coalition said in a statement issued by its chief publicity secretariat, Dzulkarnain Taib.