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Violence is increasing in Malaysia over a controversial court ruling allowing a Roman Catholic newspaper to use the word "Allah" to describe God. Some Muslims argue that "Allah" is exclusive to Islam and its use by Christians is wrong. The debate, which has been raging for months, became violent on Friday when four churches were attacked. But what is behind the anger and what are the implications for the already strained ethnic relations in this Asian country?

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