Words from that Muslim the Pope baptized

More details about that Muslim journalist whom the pope baptized, and sure enough, as we predicted on our post, he is in danger and the pope is taking heat from Muslims. See Muslim baptized by pope says life in danger:

A Muslim author and critic of Islamic fundamentalism who was baptized a Catholic by Pope Benedict said on Sunday Islam is “physiologically violent” and he is now in great danger because of his conversion. “I realize what I am going up against but I will confront my fate with my head high, with my back straight and the interior strength of one who is certain about his faith,” said Magdi Allam.

In a surprise move on Saturday night, the pope baptized the 55-year-old, Egyptian-born Allam at an Easter eve service in St Peter’s Basilica that was broadcast around the world.
The conversion of Allam to Christianity — he took the name “Christian” for his baptism — was kept secret until the Vatican disclosed it in a statement less than an hour before it began.

Writing in Sunday’s edition of the leading Corriere della Sera, the newspaper of which he is a deputy director, Allam said: “… the root of evil is innate in an Islam that is physiologically violent and historically conflictual.” Allam, who is a strong supporter of Israel and who an Israeli newspaper once called a “Muslim Zionist,” has lived under police protection following threats against him, particularly after he criticized Iran’s position on Israel.

He said before converting he had continually asked himself why someone who had struggled for what he called “moderate Islam” was then “condemned to death in the name of Islam and on the basis of a Koranic legitimization.” His conversion, which he called “the happiest day of my life,” came just two days after al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden accused the pope of being part of a “new crusade” against Islam. . . .

Allam’s highly public baptism by the pope shocked Italy’s Muslim community, with some leaders openly questioning why the Vatican chose to shine such a big spotlight it.

Hear more from CHRISTIAN Allam at First Things.

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  • For a man to become a Christian dispite the fact that now there are many people who now want to kill him, must have truly had a revelation of Jesus Christ! May God give him faith to move mountains and the strength to be steadfast in the faith. May his faith move others to see this God of Mercy and Forgiveness!

  • For a man to become a Christian dispite the fact that now there are many people who now want to kill him, must have truly had a revelation of Jesus Christ! May God give him faith to move mountains and the strength to be steadfast in the faith. May his faith move others to see this God of Mercy and Forgiveness!

  • Bror Erickson

    I’m really trying not to blog anymore. But I can’t help myself. That was a powerful article you linked us too. Thank you.
    That man’s cross is enormouse, the cross of the muslim convert is incredible, I think it is time that the church become a Simon of Cyrene and help them to carry their crosses. I think we need to highlight that the current violence we see in Islam is inherent in Islam. There has never been a time when Islam was a religion of peace. It has always sought to grow through violence. We need to force freedom of religion upon it, and there by kill it. It can not live with freedom of religion. We cannot force the gospel on anyone. But we can defend those who aposticize from Islam, whether they become Christian, Jew, Atheist, Hindu or Budhist.

  • Bror Erickson

    I’m really trying not to blog anymore. But I can’t help myself. That was a powerful article you linked us too. Thank you.
    That man’s cross is enormouse, the cross of the muslim convert is incredible, I think it is time that the church become a Simon of Cyrene and help them to carry their crosses. I think we need to highlight that the current violence we see in Islam is inherent in Islam. There has never been a time when Islam was a religion of peace. It has always sought to grow through violence. We need to force freedom of religion upon it, and there by kill it. It can not live with freedom of religion. We cannot force the gospel on anyone. But we can defend those who aposticize from Islam, whether they become Christian, Jew, Atheist, Hindu or Budhist.

  • Booklover

    May the Lord bless him and keep him.

  • Booklover

    May the Lord bless him and keep him.

  • (Bror, why would you stop commenting here? I like reading your comments!)

  • (Bror, why would you stop commenting here? I like reading your comments!)

  • CRB

    Bror,
    I agree with tODD. More comments, please!

  • CRB

    Bror,
    I agree with tODD. More comments, please!

  • Bror Erickson

    tODD and CRB,
    Hey I enjoy talking to you guys also. It’s just I feel guilty for spending so much time when I have other things I could be doing. I feel like an addict, I am an addict. I think I can limit my time then an hour is past. It is worse than smoking.
    Yesterday I took the time from blogging and got a lot of translating done. That is addictive too.

  • Bror Erickson

    tODD and CRB,
    Hey I enjoy talking to you guys also. It’s just I feel guilty for spending so much time when I have other things I could be doing. I feel like an addict, I am an addict. I think I can limit my time then an hour is past. It is worse than smoking.
    Yesterday I took the time from blogging and got a lot of translating done. That is addictive too.

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