A Kuala Lumpur police officer inspects damage to the Metro Tabernacle Church, which was destroyed by a fire bomb Friday. A growing conflict over non-Muslims using the word 'Allah' to mean 'God' led to the attack. (AP Photo)

Kuala Lumpur Session Court found Brothers Raja Muhammad Faizal Raja Ibrahim and Raja Mohammad Idzham guilty over an arson attack on the Metro Tabernacle church earlier ths year.

In her judgment, Judge SM Komathy Suppiah said that she found their testimonies to be inconsistent and that the defence had failed to raise reasonable doubt, reports national news agency Bernama on Friday.

Raja Mohamad Izham (right) and his brother Raja Mohamad Faizal (Photo: The Malaysiainsider)

Judge Komathy sentenced Raja Mohamad Faizal Raja Ibrahim, 24, and Raja Mohamad Izham, 22, to 5-years’ jail.

They were charged under Section 436, read together with Section 34 of the same Code, carries a maximum jail of 20 years and fine upon conviction.

Metro Tabernacle Church located at Jalan 4/4c, Desa Melawati were badly damaged in the arson attack came in the wake of a controversial court ruling to allow a Catholic publication to use the term “Allah” in its Malay edition.

At least eight people were detained immediately after the attack on Jan 10, 2010. The two brothers were the only suspects being sentenced to jail with the attack, while several others remain at large.

Petrol bombs were also hurled into several other churces, but Metro was the worst hit, with its first floor completely razed.