Recent demonstration in Kuala Lumpur protesting against the use of 'Allah' by other religions.

A black joke is doing the rounds in Malaysia about the governing party and the fire bombing of several churches, mostly Protestant, in reaction to a court decision to allow the use of the word Allah for the Christian God by the country’s Catholic Herald newspaper.

The United Malays National Organisation, the incarnation of ethnic Malay political ascendancy, is Malaysia’s most successful institution, in power in one guise or another since independence in 1959. So, goes the joke, it can’t have been Umno that organised the attacks, because it would have hit the right churches, and all the bombs would have gone off.

Read it at Financial Times