Skip to comments.Prominent Muslim becomes Catholic on Easter
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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It was nice to know you....
Yeah, I smell a big ol’ fatwah coming his way.
Muslim rioting in the streets; FATWA issued.
Film at 11.
it’s plot to advance the Crusadejihad.
And the Quran teaches it is permissible to lie to the Infidel. And the Pope is the greatest of infidels.
“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.
It would be a real hoot if he was a cartoonist as well?
dead man walking
May his new life of hope and salvation bring fruit of the same to others.
Oh dear. This is going to draw the looniest muslims out of the shadows looking for a reason to jihad against something.
he gave up all of those virgins just to become Cathoolic and save his soul????Geeze
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!
The Italian Secret Service might want to hold a new recruiting drive right about now, methinks......
He missed out on spending his school years with Sister Mary.
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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.
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Posted on 03/22/2008 6:31:11 PM PDT by zimfam007
“If that isnt 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.
“Are there any converts from Islam that are martyrs?”
Many. You can google for the details.
This guy has guts. God bless him.
“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).
Thanks to Hugh, Robert and the OUTSTANDING posters at jihadwatch.
I would not want to be his life insurance carrier!
Thank you and God bless you Mr. Allam, but it would be wise to get your personal affairs in order NOW.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
god bless this guy
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.
I hope this is real. If so, it is fantastic news. God Bless him in his journey.
Easter fell on Saturday this year?
Dead by Pentecost.
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.
God Bless Pope Benedict XVI, a true missonary of the God of the Holy Bible!
...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.
....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.
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.
Welcome to the REAL FASTEST growing religion friend and congrats on your baptism!
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”.
The Vampire Lady???
She’s a Christian?!?
I love the way God works.
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.