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From Islam to Christianity Apostasy that Enlightens - Part I
Israel Today ^ | July 30, 2012 | Elizabeth Blade

Posted on 07/30/2012 4:44:10 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012

Yet the report concluded that the expected growth is explained primarily by high fertility rates among Muslims, immigration to the Americas and Europe, as well as an increase in life expectancy rather than conversion. Nevertheless, despite the noteworthy statistics, Islam’s spread pales in significance when compared to the numbers leaving the religion for Christianity. The issue was first raised in 2003 by Qatar’s news channel Al-Jazeera, which aired an interview with Sheikh Ahmad Al Katani, the president of The Companions Lighthouse for the Science of Islamic Law, a Muslim preacher-training center in Libya. “Every year, 6 million Muslims become Christians [in Africa alone],” said the man, believed to be an expert on evangelization and Christianization. “What used to be a majority religion is now turning into minority,” complained the cleric, pointing a blaming finger at the western missionaries, who take advantage of people’s poverty and ignorance to lure them into a new religion. Though his number may be exaggerated, it is consistent with the general trend. A study published in 2010 by the Pew Forum established that Christians outnumber Muslims by 2 to 1, with the number of adherents to Christianity in sub-Saharan Africa growing from seven million in 1900 to 470 million today.

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1 posted on 07/30/2012 4:44:20 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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western missionaries, who take advantage of people’s poverty and ignorance to lure them into a new religion.

And the reason the people are poor and ignorant? Could that possibly have something to do with the religion they're turning their back on? /rhetorical

2 posted on 07/30/2012 6:06:45 AM PDT by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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Waiting for part II in order to get a clearer picture of what’s going on...


3 posted on 07/30/2012 6:51:58 AM PDT by ROLF of the HILL COUNTRY
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Perhaps they are turning their backs on a religion that only teaches hatred toward non-muslims and has nothing else to offer.

Even the promise of 72 virgins is getting tiresome.


4 posted on 07/30/2012 8:04:09 AM PDT by 353FMG
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I thought the left was all about helping people. Missionaries do a lot of great charitable work and don’t force people to convert, unlike muslims.


5 posted on 07/30/2012 10:41:41 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Moltke
western missionaries, who take advantage of people’s poverty and ignorance to lure them into a new religion.

actually, there aren't that many "westerners" preaching any more. Most churches are run by local pastors.

6 posted on 07/30/2012 6:37:01 PM PDT by LadyDoc
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