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  • Islam & Being Ecumenically Correct: How's It's Driven One Ex-Muslim to Leave the Catholic Church

    03/26/2013 3:34:39 PM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    Canterbury Tales ^ | March 25, 2013 | Taylor Marshall
    Mr. Magdi Cristiano AllamReceiving Communion after BaptismHe has now left the Catholic Church... I was really impressed a few years back when Pope Benedict baptized a Muslim man. His name is Magdi Cristiano Allam. I thought it was great that the Pope himself would baptize such a convert. It symbolized that Christ is truly the King of Kings and Lord of the whole earth.  Well, Mr. Allam just announced that he is leaving the Catholic Church! That's it. He's done. He's out. Why? Magdi Cristiano Allam is leaving the Catholic Church because he thinks the Catholic Church has become soft...
  • Political party founded to defend Christian Europe (founded by former Muslim turned Catholic)

    12/02/2008 11:00:14 AM PST · by Between the Lines · 3 replies · 389+ views
    Times UK ^ | December 1, 2008 | Richard Owen
    An Egyptian-born writer who was baptised by Pope Benedict XVI last Easter after converting to Christianity from Islam has announced that he has founded a political party to "defend Christian Europe" which would field candidates in next June's European elections. Magdi Cristiano Allam, 56, said the party, "Protagonists for a Christian Europe", would work to defend Europe's Christian values, which were threatened by secularism and moral relativism to the point where Europe risked "committing suicide". The party would be open to people of all faiths. Mr Allam, an associate editor of the newspaper Corriere della Sera, was speaking at the...
  • Muslim convert to Catholicism tells pope Islam is not inherently good

    10/29/2008 1:40:13 PM PDT · by NYer · 27 replies · 694+ views
    CNS ^ | October 29, 2008 | Cindy Wooden
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The Muslim-born journalist baptized by Pope Benedict XVI at Easter asked the pope to tell his top aide for relations with Muslims that Islam is not an intrinsically good religion and that Islamic terrorism is not the result of a minority gone astray. As the Vatican was preparing to host the first meeting of the Catholic-Muslim Forum Nov. 4-6, Magdi Allam, a longtime critic of the Muslim faith of his parents, issued an open letter to Pope Benedict that included criticism of Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue. In the letter,...
  • In every hour, 667 Muslims convert to Christianity. everday, 16'000, every year, 6 million.

    04/10/2008 11:09:57 AM PDT · by drzz · 32 replies · 581+ views
    Pajamas Express ^ | 04/03/08 | Andrew Walden
    Pope Benedict’s choice to publicly baptize the most prominent Muslim in Italy, Egyptian-born Magdi Allam, highlights a quiet worldwide exodus from Islam. In recent years, millions have moved on. With this high-profile action, Pope Benedict demonstratively blesses this massive conversion from the highest levels of the Church. Interviewed by al-Jazeera in 2006, Ahmad al-Qataani, leader of the Companions Lighthouse for the Science of Islamic Law in Libya, explains the decline: Islam used to represent … Africa’s main religion and there were 30 African languages that used to be written in Arabic script. The number of Muslims in Africa has diminished...
  • Islam intrinsically violent - convert

    03/29/2008 9:10:08 PM PDT · by G8 Diplomat · 54 replies · 935+ views
    News.com.au ^ | 3/23/2008
    ITALIAN editor and critic of Islamic extremism Magdi Allam, who converted to Catholicism from Islam and was baptised by Pope Benedict XVI, today branded his former faith as intrinsically violent. "I had to do this (abandon Islam)", Allam wrote in a long letter to the Italian daily Corriere della Sera. "Beyond ... the phenomenon of extremists and Islamist terrorism at the global level, the root of evil is inherent to a physiologically violent and historically conflictual Islam," wrote the Egyptian-born journalist, who says he has received death threats and is under police protection. One of seven adults baptised during an...
  • The Story of a Convert from Islam – Baptized by the Pope at St. Peter's

    03/29/2008 6:26:00 AM PDT · by Ippolita · 8 replies · 643+ views
    The Story of a Convert from Islam – Baptized by the Pope at St. Peter's His name is Magdi Cristiano Allam. For five years he has lived under guard, threatened with death. But his baptism has raised harsh criticism, against him and against Benedict XVI. The complete text of the accusation written by Aref Ali Nayed, architect of the letter of the 138 by Sandro Magister ROMA, March 28, 2008 – Three days earlier, in an audio message released over the internet, Osama bin Laden had accused "the pope of the Vatican" of having "a significant role" in fighting a...
  • A Conversion Heard Around the World

    03/27/2008 2:24:47 PM PDT · by Victory111 · 7 replies · 501+ views
    Cross Action News ^ | 3-27-08 | Thomas Haidon
    On the world stage, and under the auspices of Pope Benedict, Magdi Allam, a staunch Egyptian critic of radical Islam, became a member of the Roman-Catholic faith. The significance and symbolism of this conversion cannot be understated, particularly in the current climate of Islamic-Catholic affairs. In embracing Roman Catholicism and rejecting Islam, Mr Allam (a formerly self-avowed secular Muslim) breached one of the most fundamental precepts of traditional Islam by committing the “crime” of apostasy.
  • The mustard seed in global strategy[Spengler]

    03/25/2008 3:57:47 AM PDT · by BGHater · 22 replies · 676+ views
    Asia Times Onlie ^ | 26 Mar 2008 | Spengler
    A self-described revolution in world affairs has begun in the heart of one man. He is the Italian journalist and author Magdi Cristiano Allam, whom Pope Benedict XVI baptized during the Easter Vigil at St Peter's. Allam's renunciation of Islam as a religion of violence and his embrace of Christianity denotes the point at which the so-called global "war on terror" becomes a divergence of two irreconcilable modes of life: the Western way of faith supported by reason, against the Muslim world of fatalism and submission. As Magdi Allam recounted , on his road to conversion the challenge that Pope...
  • Muslim baptized by pope says he wanted to show others not to fear (Muslim scholars react)

    03/25/2008 1:39:13 PM PDT · by NYer · 27 replies · 683+ views
    CNS ^ | March 25, 2008 | Cindy Wooden
    ROME (CNS) -- The Muslim-born journalist baptized by Pope Benedict XVI at the Easter Vigil said he wanted a public conversion to convince other former Muslims not to be afraid of practicing their new Christian faith. But a representative of a group of Muslim scholars who recently launched a new dialogue with the Vatican said the prominence given to the baptism of Magdi Allam, a frequent critic of Islam, raises disturbing questions. Allam, 55, was one of seven adults baptized by the pope March 22 in St. Peter's Basilica. Aref Ali Nayed, a spokesman for the 138 Muslim scholars who...
  • Pope converts outspoken Muslim who condemned ‘religion of hate

    03/24/2008 1:24:45 PM PDT · by Dane · 5 replies · 355+ views
    TimesOnline(UK) ^ | March 24, 2008 | Richard Owen
    Richard Owen in Rome The Pope has risked a renewed rift with the Islamic world by baptising a Muslim journalist who describes Islam as intrinsically violent and characterised by “hate and intolerance”. In a surprise move at the Easter vigil at St Peter’s, Pope Benedict XVI baptised Magdi Allam, 55, an outspoken Egyptian-born critic of Islamic extremism and supporter of Israel. He has been under police protection for five years after receiving death threats over his criticism of suicide-bombings. Religious freedom has been the theme of this year’s Easter celebrations. The meditations for the Good Friday Via Crucis procession at...
  • Magdi Allam Recounts His Path to Conversion

    03/24/2008 12:46:16 PM PDT · by ELS · 18 replies · 1,112+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | March 23, 2008 | Magdi Cristiano Allam
    Magdi Allam Recounts His Path to Conversion Benedict XVI Baptized the Journalist at Easter Vigil VATICAN CITY, MARCH 23, 2008 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of Magdi Allam’s account of his conversion to Catholicism. The Muslim journalist was baptized by Benedict XVI at Saturday's Easter Vigil Mass in St. Peter's Basilica. An abbreviated form of this account appeared as a letter to Paolo Mieli, the director of the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera. Allam is the paper’s deputy director. The Italian version of the complete text is available at magdiallam.it. * * * Dear Friends, I am particularly happy to...
  • Pope risks new rift w/ Islam as he baptises (Arab) journalist facing death threats (Photos)

    03/24/2008 10:14:18 AM PDT · by yankeedame · 41 replies · 2,374+ views
    DailyMail.com ^ | 24th March 2008
    Pope risks new rift with Islam as he baptises journalist facing death threats for condemning 'religion of hate' Last updated at 12:19pm on 24th March 2008 The Pope is risking a new rift with Islam after baptising an outspoken newspaper editor who renounced his Muslim faith after condemning it as a "religion of hate". Magdi Allam, a top editor for the Corriere della Sera newspaper, said he believed he will face greater demands for his assassination after he committed the sin of "apostasty", the renunciation of his faith. But the death threats he has already received for his harsh words...
  • Islam intrinsically violent - convert (baptized by Pope at Vigil Mass)

    03/24/2008 10:16:51 AM PDT · by NYer · 137 replies · 1,888+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | March 23, 2008
    ITALIAN editor and critic of Islamic extremism Magdi Allam, who converted to Catholicism from Islam and was baptised by Pope Benedict XVI, today branded his former faith as intrinsically violent. "I had to do this (abandon Islam)", Allam wrote in a long letter to the Italian daily Corriere della Sera. "Beyond ... the phenomenon of extremists and Islamist terrorism at the global level, the root of evil is inherent to a physiologically violent and historically conflictual Islam," wrote the Egyptian-born journalist, who says he has received death threats and is under police protection. One of seven adults baptised during an...
  • Pope Benedict and Magdi Allam Uphold Freedom of Conscience in Italy!

    03/23/2008 6:58:22 AM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies · 514+ views
    AndrewBostomBlog ^ | March 23, 2008 | Andrew Bostom
    Pope Benedict and Magdi Allam Uphold Freedom of Conscience in Italy! March 23rd, 2008 (13 hours ago) by Andrew Bostom | No Comments40 visitors have read this article An Easter Celebration of Freedom of Conscience Magdi Allam, a Muslim intellectual living in Italy, who is the assistant editor of Corriere della Sera, recently published, Viva Israele : dall’ideologia della morte alla civiltà della vita : la mia storia [“Long Live Israel - From the Ideology of Death to the Civilization of Life: My Story.”] The book’s title alone is enough to endanger Allam’s life—a life already threatened by the jihad...
  • A Rich Italian Dinner Feast(against Iran's fanaticism

    11/02/2005 9:30:46 AM PST · by fabrizio · 13 replies · 477+ views
    National Review Online ^ | Michael Ledeen
    In response to Iran's call for the elimination of Israel, Wednesday evening in Rome, thousands, probably tens of thousands, will demonstrate in support of the Jewish state. The demonstration has been organized by Giuliano Ferrara, the larger-than-life editor of the feisty daily newspaper il Foglio, and the demonstrators will range from members of some Italian Islamic organizations to foreign minister Giancarlo Fini (long a bete noire of America's "leading" newspapers and networks), just back from a trip to the Middle East. It takes courage to stand up publicly for Israel against the world's leading sponsor of terrorism, especially in contemporary...