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  • Christian Convert's funeral in Finland taken over by Imam and Muslim relatives

    12/31/2009 3:58:21 AM PST · by Viiksitimali · 26 replies · 1,205+ views
    28-year-old Christian man's funeral took a surprising twist at the Helsinki Malmi cemetery when the deceased's Muslim relatives arrived at the grave and took the lead in the funeral. - Upon reaching the gravesite all of a sudden Muslim men jumped out from the thicket and replaced the Finnish pallbearers and the Imam began to lead the service, "the pastor, Jukka Simoila said. The 28-year-old deceased became a Christian in December 2008 and got married last summer in a Christian ceremony. His father was a Muslim. The deceased died of serious illness in September and had hoped for a Christian...
  • In Iraq, soldier finds a new faith (Muslim converts to Catholic faith)

    12/27/2009 11:37:29 AM PST · by NYer · 18 replies · 1,044+ views
    Times Union ^ | December 27, 2009 | Paul Nelson
    1st Lt. Marjana Mair is confirmed as a Catholic at Tigris River Chapel in a ceremony presided over by Chaplain Maj. Tyson Wood. You could call it something of a religious trifecta for Marjana Mair. The soldier from Albany was among seven service members with the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade who just six days before Christmas were confirmed as Catholics while serving in Iraq. 1st Lt. Mair was also baptized and received her first communion.She was a Muslim for many years but wanted to become Catholic after studying the faith."I grew up (Muslim) for 18 years, but when I...
  • Qaida sympathizer: I'm gone for good

    12/26/2009 1:30:59 AM PST · by Cindy · 6 replies · 777+ views
    (QUEENS CHRONICLE) via ^ | December 23, 2009 | by Smriti Rao, Chronicle Contributor
    SNIPPET: "It may have been one of the coldest days this season, but that did not deter angry protesters from gathering at the residence of Youssef Al-Khattab, a Jewish convert to Islam who has been tagged as an Al-Qaida sympathizer." SNIPPET: "Sundays protest came after Al-Khattab posted comments on his website,, supporting the Fort Hood attacks and other violent acts of radical Muslims. He also has made several anti-Semitic comments on his site, including saying he wants liquid drain cleaner to be thrown in Jews faces, and calling for the outdoor huts some build during the holiday of Sukkot...
  • Ohio judge: Runaway convert can avoid parents

    12/23/2009 9:09:14 AM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies · 744+ views
    Google ^ | 12/23/09 | AP
    COLUMBUS, Ohio An Ohio judge has ruled that a runaway Christian convert is not required to meet with her Muslim parents as part of a possible reconciliation plan. Magistrate Mary Goodrich of Franklin County Juvenile Court on Tuesday denied the request of Mohamed and Aysha Bary to undergo mediation with 17-year-old Rifqa. A case-management plan filed last month says the girl and her parents must listen to each other's views about religion if they are to reunite.
  • Former Episcopal bishop Lipscomb now a Catholic priest

    12/07/2009 9:41:06 AM PST · by NYer · 14 replies · 506+ views
    Anglicans United ^ | December 4, 2009
    Father John Lipscomb was the bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida. He converted to Catholicism in 2007, a few months after his retirement, and was ordained a priest this week. LUTZ — John Lipscomb, the married, 59-year-old former bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida, was ordained a Catholic priest Wednesday.The morning after, he expressed joy and a sense of relief. He’s at peace, spiritually. He’s just a priest now. He’s not the boss.“The part of the job that never fit was sitting in judgment of other people’s lives,” he said. “I’m at a point in my...
  • Egyptian Girl Appeals to Obama to Help Ex-Muslim Father (now a Christian)

    11/19/2009 8:31:09 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies · 812+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 11/19.2009 | Ethan Cole
    The 15-year-old daughter of well-known Egyptian convert Maher el-Gohary has written a letter appealing to President Obama to help her father who is in danger of being murdered or imprisoned for becoming a Christian. Dina el-Gohary, who also converted from Islam to Christianity, has been on the run and living in hiding with her father, who is the second Egyptian to legally request to change his religious status. In her handwritten letter in Arabic, posted on Coptic Web sites, she writes: Mr. President Obama, we are a minority in Egypt. We are treated very badly. You said that the Muslim...
  • 15 Year Old Egyptian Convert to Christianity Sends Plea to Obama

    11/18/2009 4:37:40 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 25 replies · 1,190+ views
    AINA (Assyrian International News Agency) ^ | November 17, 2009 | Mary Abdelmassih
    Cairo (AINA) -- 15-year-old Egyptian girl Dina el-Gowhary, who converted from Islam to Christianity, has sent a plea to President Obama, complaining of mistreatment by the Egyptian Government and asking for his mediation. "Mr President Obama," she writes, "we are a minority in Egypt. We are treated very badly. You said that the Muslim minority in America are treated very well, so why are we not treated here likewise? We are imprisoned in our own home because Muslim clerics called for the murder of my father, and now the Government has set for us a new prison, we are imprisoned...
  • Rifqa Bary Supporters Gather, Hearing Scheduled

    11/18/2009 12:05:06 AM PST · by chuck_the_tv_out · 4 replies · 393+ views
    CBN ^ | 18 Nov | Staff
    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Rifqa Barys custody battle is now in the hands of the Columbus, Ohio, court system. She will make her first court appearance there next month. The 17-year-old ran away from home after her Muslim parents discovered she had become a Christian. Her story has gained international attention, and on Monday, supporters filled the Columbus court house square to make sure it is not forgotten. More than 100 people filled the square outside the Columbus Juvenile Court to show support for Rifqa Bary, whom most have never met. Nonie Darwish traveled from Los Angeles. What will be Barys...
  • Does A-jad have a secret?

    10/03/2009 4:17:50 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 10 replies · 1,096+ views
    Was Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad born Jewish? Today's Telegraph reports that a photograph of A-jad holding up his identity card during elections in March 2008 clearly shows his family has Jewish roots, and that a close-up of the document reveals he was previously known as Sabourjian -- a Jewish name meaning cloth weaver.
  • Mahmoud Ahmadinejad revealed to have Jewish past (Confirmed- He's a Jew)

    10/03/2009 2:07:43 AM PDT · by cyst · 45 replies · 2,898+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 10-3-09 | Damien McElroy and Ahmad Vahdat
    A photograph of the Iranian president holding up his identity card during elections in March 2008 clearly shows his family has Jewish roots. A close-up of the document reveals he was previously known as Sabourjian a Jewish name meaning cloth weaver. The short note scrawled on the card suggests his family changed its name to Ahmadinejad when they converted to embrace Islam after his birth. "Every family that converts into a different religion takes a new identity by condemning their old faith. "By making anti-Israeli statements he is trying to shed any suspicions about his Jewish connections. He feels...
  • Somalian Muslims Hunt Converts to Christianity

    10/01/2009 12:07:44 PM PDT · by Islaminaction · 12 replies · 1,059+ views
    Islam in Action ^ | October 1St 2009 | Christopher Logan
    Just minutes ago I posted an article about the persecution of Christians in Egypt. We now see just how "tolerant" Islam is in Somalia. This is a worldwide problem that has come to our shores as well. Will we sit silently and let them takeover or we will defend our freedoms and fight Islam? It is time for non-Muslims to rise up and take a stand against Islam.
  • Rapper Loon Converts to Islam~Video

    09/29/2009 3:15:06 PM PDT · by Islaminaction · 19 replies · 1,050+ views
    Islam in Action ^ | September 28Th, 2009 | Christopher Logan
    Rapper and actor Loon has joined the growing list of rappers that have converted to Islam. Some of the others who have made the same choice are Busta Rhymes, and Mos Def. Loon had converted on a recent Dubai tour, and changed his name to Amir Junaid Muhadith. It would of been nice if he actually did his own research, instead of blindly accepting the Islam means peace con.
  • Granny told me not to marry a Catholic, Tony Blair tells paper

    09/14/2009 6:44:57 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 19 replies · 1,677+ views
    Guardian ^ | Monday 14 September 2009 | Tom Kington
    Tony Blair has revealed that after ignoring a stern warning from his great-grandmother about marrying a Catholic, he now finds his new-found faith has become the driving force in his life as he seeks to clear up the world's religious conflicts. Speaking to L'Osservatore Romano, the Vatican's daily newspaper, Blair said today he considers Pope Benedict's belief that God is central to politics, society, economics and culture "brilliant". Weeks after a packed Catholic conference in Italy gave Blair an ovation for his words about the universality of Catholicism, the pope's newspaper was equally effusive, calling the convert "a gentleman, educated,...
  • Orlando Muslims Say Far-Right Using Runaway

    09/03/2009 12:10:07 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies · 1,302+ views
    WESH ^ | September 1, 2009
    Teenager Says Her Parents Will Kill Her Over Conversion. The Muslim community if speaking out about a so-called religious runaway who came from Ohio to Florida saying she feared her parents would kill her because she converted to Christianity. On YouTube, Fathima Bary, who is known as Rifqa, says her parents must kill her because she has converted. "It's an honor. If they love God more than they love me they have to do this," she said. "I'm fighting for my life." Rifqa's attorney has said that the mosque attended by her parents has terrorist ties.
  • Muslim teen fears for life after changing religion

    09/03/2009 1:11:47 PM PDT · by Cygnus Rising · 7 replies · 710+ views
    CNN ^ | September 3, 2009 | John Couwels
    (CNN) -- A Muslim teenager from Ohio says her father threatened to kill her because she converted to Christianity.
  • Rifqa Bary - Father Threatened To Kill Her, Noor Mosque Which Family Attended Has Terrorist Ties

    08/31/2009 3:41:51 PM PDT · by johnqueuepublic · 15 replies · 1,093+ views LLC ^ | August 31,2009 | William Mayer & Beila Rabinowitz
    Rifqa Bary Documents - Father Threatened To Kill Her, Noor Mosque Which Family Attended Has Terrorist Ties By WILLIAM MAYER and BEILA RABINOWITZ August 31, 2009 - San Francisco, CA - - The case of Fathima Rifqa Bary, a 17 year old young woman who was raised as a Muslim and lived with her family in Gahanna, Ohio since 2004, revolves around a claim that because of her recent conversion to Christianity she fears for her safety at the hands of her family which is adamantly opposed to her leaving Islam. To escape from the danger posed especially by...
  • EWTN - Journey Home - Monday 8pm - W. Keith Moore (former Evangelical)

    08/24/2009 4:39:41 PM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies · 1,298+ views
    ewtn ^ | August 24, 2009 | Marcus Grodi
    Upcoming Guests August 24W. Keith Moore Former Evangelical ProtestantAugust 31John Giles Former Pentecostal September 7Dr. Ronda Chervin Jewish convertSeptember 14 Open- Line Dr. Francis Beckwith Former Evangelical Protestant September 21 ScandanaviaLisa & Magnus Wetterberg September 28Dr. Mary Moorman Former Presbyterian & Anglican
  • A Christian On The Run In Egypt

    08/22/2009 5:46:27 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 10 replies · 708+ views
    LATimes ^ | August 22, 2009
    A Christian on the run in Egypt Maher El Gohary is something his Muslim compatriots can't fathom: a convert to Christianity. He and his daughter live like fugitives, moving frequently to avoid those who'd like to see him dead. By Jeffrey Fleishman August 22, 2009 Reporting from Alexandria, Egypt - It is a clear day along the coast, but in a bungalow off the beach, Maher El Gohary sits behind a locked door with an open Bible and a crystal cross, suspicious of every voice and sandal scraping past outside. He and his daughter, Dina, live like refugees, switching apartments...
  • Why Newt Gingrich Converted to Catholicism

    08/17/2009 9:57:36 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 35 replies · 1,848+ views
    TIME ^ | 8/24/09 | Amy Sullivan
    Visitors to the Basilica of the National Shrine in northeast Washington often do a double take when they see Newt Gingrich and his familiar shock of white hair slip into a pew for the noon Mass on Sundays. The former Speaker of the House is known for many things, but religious zeal is not one of them. In fact, the social conservatives who fueled his Republican revolution in 1994 often complained about Gingrich's lack of interest in issues like abortion or school prayer. This past spring, however, after several decades as a nominal Southern Baptist, Gingrich converted to Catholicism. With...
  • Rifqa Bary

    08/13/2009 5:15:46 AM PDT · by Roger_Wildcat · 5 replies · 577+ views
    Jihad Watch ^ | August 11, 2009 | Robert Spencer
    The Muslim girl that converted to Christianity is in Florida. Turned out her daddy threatened to kill her and she fled here. link to article