Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Christianity's Good News

Chuck Colson reports and comments, from a Christian perspective, on a wave of conversions from Islam to Christianity:
In Sudan, as many as five million Muslims have accepted Christ since the early 1990s, despite horrific persecution of Christians by the Sudanese government. What is behind the mass conversions? According to a Sudanese evangelical leader, “People have seen real Islam, and they want Jesus instead.”
These conversions have not escaped the notice of Islamic leaders. In 2001, Sheikh Ahmad Al Qatanni, a leading Saudi cleric, delivered the disturbing news on Al-Jazeera: Every day, he said, “16,000 Muslims convert to Christianity . . . every year, that is six million Muslims becoming Christians . . . A tragedy has happened.” It is possible the sheikh was inflating his numbers to incite a reaction against Christianity. But clearly, something is happening.
Then again, it may be the debates on Al-Jazeera between Islamists and modernists that will plant the necessary seed of doubt. Here's Wafa Sultan in fine form:

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