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A woman in Turkey examines the word "Allah," written in Arabic script on a wall outside Eski Cami. In Malaysia, Christians have used the term "Allah" to refer to god since at least 1650 when the word appeared as a translation from the Dutch word "Godt" in a Dutch-Malay dictionary.

T.J. Thomson

T.J. Thomson

T.J. Thomson is an award-winning photojournalist, designer, and writer. He is the 2013 recipient of the Great Plains Journalism Awards' Student Photographer of the Year title and his work has been published by the Associated Press, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post and The Omaha World-Herald, among others. He is pursuing a doctoral degree in visual communication at the Missouri School of Journalism and has worked for Religion News since 2013.

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