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Prominent Muslim becomes Catholic on Easter
http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/europe/03/22/pope.muslim.convert.ap/index.html ^

Posted on 03/22/2008 6:43:42 PM PDT by traumer

VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Italy's most prominent Muslim commentator converted to Roman Catholicism on Saturday during the Vatican's Easter vigil service presided over by the pope.

Italian journalist Magdi Allam attends a meeting in Milan in 2005.

An Egyptian-born, non-practicing Muslim, Magdi Allam has infuriated some fellow Muslims with his criticism of extremism and support for Israel.

The deputy editor of the Corriere della Sera newspaper, Allam often writes on Muslim and Arab affairs.

He told the Il Giornale newspaper in a December interview that his criticism of Palestinian suicide bombings generated threats on his life in 2003, prompting the Italian government to provide him with a sizeable security detail.

Pope Benedict XVI baptized seven adults during the service.

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1 posted on 03/22/2008 6:43:44 PM PDT by traumer
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To: traumer

It was nice to know you....


2 posted on 03/22/2008 6:44:17 PM PDT by traumer
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To: traumer

Yeah, I smell a big ol’ fatwah coming his way.


3 posted on 03/22/2008 6:46:25 PM PDT by FormerLib (Sacrificing our land and our blood cannot buy protection from jihad.-Bishop Artemije of Kosovo)
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To: traumer

Muslim rioting in the streets; FATWA issued.

Film at 11.


4 posted on 03/22/2008 6:46:56 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: traumer
How can he be both a “prominent Muslim” and a “non-practicing Muslim” at the same time? It just doesn't sound right ....
5 posted on 03/22/2008 6:47:21 PM PDT by Ken522
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To: traumer

it’s plot to advance the Crusadejihad.


6 posted on 03/22/2008 6:47:33 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (Free New York)
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To: traumer

And the Quran teaches it is permissible to lie to the Infidel. And the Pope is the greatest of infidels.


7 posted on 03/22/2008 6:49:25 PM PDT by Old Sarge (CTHULHU '08 - I won't settle for a lesser evil any longer!)
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To: Ken522

“How can he be both a “prominent Muslim” and a “non-practicing Muslim” at the same time?”

Switch Muslim to Catholic and think: Teddy Kennedy, Joe Biden, Dick Durbin, Patrick Leahy, etc.


8 posted on 03/22/2008 6:52:24 PM PDT by EDINVA (Proud American for 23,062 days.... and counting!)
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To: traumer

It would be a real hoot if he was a cartoonist as well?


9 posted on 03/22/2008 6:56:45 PM PDT by DogBarkTree (The correct word isn't "immigrant" when what they are doing is "invading".)
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To: traumer

dead man walking


10 posted on 03/22/2008 7:00:57 PM PDT by Ikemeister
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To: traumer

May his new life of hope and salvation bring fruit of the same to others.

Christian bump!


12 posted on 03/22/2008 7:13:50 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (Oh sinner, friend, for you He died.)
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To: traumer

Oh dear. This is going to draw the looniest muslims out of the shadows looking for a reason to jihad against something.


13 posted on 03/22/2008 7:18:48 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Quantum materiae materietur marmota monax si marmota monax materiam possit materiari?)
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To: Rudder

he gave up all of those virgins just to become Cathoolic and save his soul????Geeze


14 posted on 03/22/2008 7:19:09 PM PDT by terycarl (lurking, but interested and informed)
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To: traumer

Woo-hoo! If that isn’t a poke in the eye with a sharp stick to all the islamonazis! Way to go Pope Benedict. And prayers for this man’s safety and comfort in the faith of Jesus Christ this Easter!


15 posted on 03/22/2008 7:19:50 PM PDT by 43north (I hope we are around long enough to become a layer in the rocks of the future.)
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To: traumer
'He told the Il Giornale newspaper in a December interview that his criticism of Palestinian suicide bombings generated threats on his life in 2003, prompting the Italian government to provide him with a sizeable security detail.'

The Italian Secret Service might want to hold a new recruiting drive right about now, methinks......


16 posted on 03/22/2008 7:21:15 PM PDT by Viking2002 (I hope the AG pounds the Mann Act up Spitzer's ass with a sharp stick.)
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To: Rudder
Now this poor guy will be guilt-ridden with impure thoughts of masturbation.

He missed out on spending his school years with Sister Mary.


17 posted on 03/22/2008 7:26:13 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie
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To: traumer; informavoracious; larose; RJR_fan; Prospero; Conservative Vermont Vet; ...
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Freep-mail me to get on or off my pro-life and Catholic List:

Add me / Remove me

Please ping me to note-worthy Pro-Life or Catholic threads, or other threads of interest.

18 posted on 03/22/2008 7:29:12 PM PDT by narses (...the spirit of Trent is abroad once more.)
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To: narses

Interesting. Are there any converts from Islam that are martyrs?

I’m only half kidding. They will be coming after this guy. That’s a pretty powerful conversion.


19 posted on 03/22/2008 7:35:04 PM PDT by rbmillerjr ("bigger government means constricting freedom"....................RWR)
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To: traumer

That’s one.


20 posted on 03/22/2008 7:38:40 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (Bill Clinton: Life Member of the Liars' Club.)
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21 posted on 03/22/2008 7:45:50 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/______________________Profile updated Saturday, March 1, 2008)
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To: 43north

“If that isn’t a poke in the eye with a sharp stick to all the islamonazis!”

Sad to say that the conversion rate of Christian to Muslim is many times higher than the other way around.


22 posted on 03/22/2008 7:46:08 PM PDT by 353FMG (Vote for the Person who will do the least damage to our country.)
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To: rbmillerjr

“Are there any converts from Islam that are martyrs?”

Many. You can google for the details.


23 posted on 03/22/2008 7:49:37 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Ask me again tomorrow.)
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To: traumer

This guy has guts. God bless him.


24 posted on 03/22/2008 8:01:07 PM PDT by Barnacle (Happy Easter)
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To: traumer; Robert Spencer

“Magdi Allam is frequently on Italian television (the RAI), writes frequently in the most important paper, the Corriere della Sera, and furthermore, was baptised by the Pope himself, which puts the Vatican squarely front and center. If anyone still needed proof that Benedict has got Islam’s number, whatever little pretend pieties about Interfaith-Healing may come out of the Vatican, this is surely it.” - Hugh Fitzgerald at jihadwatch (posted at 7:58 PM today).

More here...

http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/020420.php#comments

Thanks to Hugh, Robert and the OUTSTANDING posters at jihadwatch.


25 posted on 03/22/2008 8:16:51 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: traumer

I would not want to be his life insurance carrier!


26 posted on 03/22/2008 8:17:04 PM PDT by MtnClimber ("Bullfighting, Mountain Climbing and Auto-Racing are the only real sports.)
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To: mamelukesabre

27 posted on 03/22/2008 8:22:05 PM PDT by traumer
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To: traumer
Welcome to the flock, Magdi!


28 posted on 03/22/2008 8:22:39 PM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: traumer

Thank you and God bless you Mr. Allam, but it would be wise to get your personal affairs in order NOW.


29 posted on 03/22/2008 8:25:00 PM PDT by LiberConservative (Typical white honky.)
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To: Miss Didi
WELCOME to the party pal !
30 posted on 03/22/2008 8:25:02 PM PDT by traumer
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To: traumer

An Egyptian-born, non-practicing Muslim who is married to a Catholic, Magdi Allam infuriated some Muslims with his books and columns in the newspaper Corriere della Sera newspaper, where he is a deputy editor. He titled one book “Long Live Israel.”

Oh boy...


31 posted on 03/22/2008 8:30:37 PM PDT by traumer
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To: rbmillerjr
Are there any converts from Islam that are martyrs?

There will be many more in the next few days, as the Muzis take revenge first on local converts in Malaysia, Africa, and the Middle East. Of course, this has been happening regularly for several years already (the rate will increase), but the MSM could care less about reporting it on page one, never mind with any sense of outrage.

32 posted on 03/22/2008 8:31:00 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie
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To: LibFreeOrDie

If you guys want to see some perversity, go the the WashPost website and click on their Faith section...they have Easter “testimonies” from Melissa Etheridge and some retired Episcopalian Bishop.

Etheridge mocks Easter, Christ...but she believes in the resurrection of the Sun...the good Bishop denies Jesus’ miracles, resurrection and Divinity...a new all time low for the ScumPost.
http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/john_shelby_spong/2008/03/jesus_for_the_nonreligious.html


33 posted on 03/22/2008 8:53:48 PM PDT by rbmillerjr ("bigger government means constricting freedom"....................RWR)
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To: rbmillerjr

Spong - Episcopal Diocese of Newark...

I hear the ex-gay-Guv of NJ, Jim McGreevey, is studying to become an Episcopal priest. We’ll probably be treated to his view of theology next Easter.


34 posted on 03/22/2008 9:16:41 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie
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To: traumer

god bless this guy


35 posted on 03/22/2008 9:41:30 PM PDT by upsideconservative121
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To: LibFreeOrDie

Spong wraps up evil in the cotton wool of concern for people. In putting poeple first he relegates God to last or to irrelelvance and non-exitance. In his unbelief he attacks the fundamentals of Christianity and in doing so removes God from His throne and puts himself firmly in God’s place. He indeed is a wolf in a shepherds clothing.


36 posted on 03/22/2008 9:44:45 PM PDT by melsec (A Proud Aussie)
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I hope this is real. If so, it is fantastic news. God Bless him in his journey.


37 posted on 03/22/2008 10:05:53 PM PDT by Revereee
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To: traumer
Prominent Muslim becomes Catholic on Easter
...converted to Roman Catholicism on Saturday...

Easter fell on Saturday this year?

38 posted on 03/22/2008 10:15:57 PM PDT by BykrBayb (In memory of my Friend T'wit, who taught me much. ~)
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To: Ikemeister

Dead by Pentecost.


39 posted on 03/22/2008 10:26:51 PM PDT by Otho
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To: BykrBayb
Easter fell on Saturday this year?

Easter Vigil Mass on Saturday night. The mother of all liturgies. Easter begins midway through with the Gloria and first Resurrection reading from the Epistle then the Gospel. Catechumens and converts are received into the Church at this Liturgy.

40 posted on 03/23/2008 12:37:23 AM PDT by TotusTuus
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To: traumer

BTTT!


41 posted on 03/23/2008 12:47:42 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: traumer
How long before the liberal self-flagellation starts up with the MSM blaming the Pope and the Catholics for having the audacity to provoke and antagonize all those peace loving Muslims?

An American Expat in Southeast Asia

42 posted on 03/23/2008 1:29:47 AM PDT by expatguy ("An American Expat in Southeast Asia" - New & Improved - Now with Search)
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To: traumer

God Bless Pope Benedict XVI, a true missonary of the God of the Holy Bible!


43 posted on 03/23/2008 3:02:16 AM PDT by Biggirl (A biggirl with a big heart for God's animal creation, with 4 cats in my life as proof. =^..^=)
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To: 353FMG

...But the truth is that the Christian faith is in a boom time in the global south nations, including Asia and Africa, which would include many former Muslims coming to faith in Christ everyday, and in a special way, this Easter. A Blessed Happy Easter.


44 posted on 03/23/2008 3:04:50 AM PDT by Biggirl (A biggirl with a big heart for God's animal creation, with 4 cats in my life as proof. =^..^=)
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To: LibFreeOrDie

....But remember the saying “the blood of Christian marytrs is the seeds for new Christians” ? Any revenge attacks will simply make the ground fertile for new believers in Christ.


45 posted on 03/23/2008 3:07:32 AM PDT by Biggirl (A biggirl with a big heart for God's animal creation, with 4 cats in my life as proof. =^..^=)
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To: melsec

In the end it will be those of traditional Christian faith, like this Pope who will keep the fire of Christian faith going and help it to spread.


46 posted on 03/23/2008 3:10:16 AM PDT by Biggirl (A biggirl with a big heart for God's animal creation, with 4 cats in my life as proof. =^..^=)
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To: traumer

Welcome to the REAL FASTEST growing religion friend and congrats on your baptism!


47 posted on 03/23/2008 3:11:48 AM PDT by Biggirl (A biggirl with a big heart for God's animal creation, with 4 cats in my life as proof. =^..^=)
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To: rbmillerjr

http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/john_shelby_spong/2008/03/jesus_for_the_nonreligious.html

Thanks for the link.

Strange world it is...I was just reading with disgust the words of that ‘learned’ former Episcopal Bishop, when on the same page to the right is a link to Anne Rice’s “My Trust in My Lord”.
Anne Rice?
The Vampire Lady???
She’s a Christian?!?
Wow.
I love the way God works.


48 posted on 03/23/2008 4:57:28 AM PDT by mkleesma
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To: Biggirl

I am not aware what is happening in the ME (I lived there for over 20 years) but Christianity does not have much of a chance in that part of the world. If what you say is true about the rest of the world then I can only rejoice.
A beautiful Easter to you.


49 posted on 03/23/2008 10:27:24 AM PDT by 353FMG (Vote for the Person who will do the least damage to our country.)
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To: traumer; All

More here...

http://www.debbieschlussel.com/


50 posted on 03/23/2008 10:48:09 AM PDT by PGalt
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