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  • For the Vatican, King Abdullah Matters More than 138 Muslim Scholars

    03/31/2008 8:36:59 AM PDT · by Ippolita · 6 replies · 359+ views
    For the Vatican, King Abdullah Matters More than 138 Muslim Scholars This is made clear by "L'Osservatore Romano," which is dialoguing with the Saudi sovereign while criticism rages against the pope for baptizing a famous convert from Islam. Pietro De Marco's reply to Aref Ali Nayed by Sandro Magister ROMA, March 31, 2008 – The accusations directed against Benedict XVI for baptizing a convert from Islam, Magdi Cristiano Allam, at the Easter vigil – as reported in an article from www.chiesa three days ago – has elicited two responses, direct and indirect, from the Holy See. The Holy See expressed...
  • For the Vatican, King Abdullah Matters More than 138 Muslim Scholars

    03/31/2008 7:14:38 AM PDT · by Petrosius · 3 replies · 183+ views
    Chiesa ^ | March 31, 2008 | Sandro Magister
    This is made clear by "L'Osservatore Romano," which is dialoguing with the Saudi sovereign while criticism rages against the pope for baptizing a famous convert from Islam. Pietro De Marco's reply to Aref Ali Nayed by Sandro Magister ROMA, March 31, 2008 – The accusations directed against Benedict XVI for baptizing a convert from Islam, Magdi Cristiano Allam, at the Easter vigil – as reported in an article from www.chiesa three days ago – has elicited two responses, direct and indirect, from the Holy See. The Holy See expressed its point of view in a direct way in "L'Osservatore Romano"...
  • Magdi Christian Allam, a Contested Conversion

    03/28/2008 6:35:34 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies · 200+ views
    Asia News ^ | Samir Khalil Samir, SJ
    The Catholic baptism of the well known journalist, Magdi Allam, Egyptian and non practising Muslim, has been criticised and despised by the Islamic world. Added to this, is the embarrassment in Christian quarters, of those fearful of seeing a new crusade being launched by Benedict XVI and the Church. Instead, just as with the Regensburg address, this baptism is a message in defence of religious freedom, of evangelisation and of co-existence between religions.Beirut (AsiaNews) – Every year, during the Easter Vigil in St Peter’s basilica, the pope baptises a group of adults drawn from the various continents. On the feast...
  • Choosing Religion

    03/29/2008 7:21:24 AM PDT · by Ottofire · 9 replies · 198+ views
    But These Are Written ^ | FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 2008 | Carrie from But These Are Written
    Choosing Religion Muslim converts to Catholicism: 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. Why did he convert? “While he moved definitively away from Islam five years ago, Allam said it was Pope Benedict's teaching that convinced him to become a Catholic. ’He has said the basis for accepting a religion as true is how it accepts the basic rights of the person, the sacredness of life, freedom, choice (and) equality between men and women,"...
  • Muslim Converted by Pope Says Life in More Danger

    03/24/2008 2:17:36 AM PDT · by Ippolita · 10 replies · 284+ views
    Corriere della sera ^ | 03/23/2008 | Philip Pullella
    Muslim Converted by Pope Says Life in More Danger ROME - An outspoken muslim author and critic of Islamic fundamentalism who converted to Christianity at the hands of Pope Benedict said on Sunday he realised he was in greater danger but he has no regrets. «I realise what I am going up against but I will confront my fate with my head high, with my back straight and the interior strength of one who is certain about his faith» said Magdi Allam. In a surprise move on Saturday night, the pope baptized the 55-year-old, Egyptian-born Allam at an Easter eve...
  • 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...
  • Magdi Christian Allam, a contested conversion

    03/27/2008 1:43:47 PM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies · 489+ views
    ANS ^ | March 27, 2008 | Samir Khalil Samir, SJ
    The Catholic baptism of the well known journalist, Magdi Allam, Egyptian and non practising Muslim, has been criticised and despised by the Islamic world. Added to this, is the embarrassment in Christian quarters, of those fearful of seeing a new crusade being launched by Benedict XVI and the Church. Instead, just as with the Regensburg address, this baptism is a message in defence of religious freedom, of evangelisation and of co-existence between religions. VATICAN - ISLAMMagdi Christian Allam, a contested conversionby Samir Khalil Samir, sjThe Catholic baptism of the well known journalist, Magdi Allam, Egyptian and non practising Muslim, has...
  • 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...
  • We welcome Magdi Allam to the Catholic Church and Pledge our Christian Prayer and Solidarity

    03/25/2008 5:06:40 PM PDT · by tcg · 1 replies · 143+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 3/25/08 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    We commend Magdi Allam for showing us all the way to bear witness to the Risen Lord.Will his words and witness stir all who bear the name Christian to grow in evangelical boldness? Do they herald a new missionary age? We hope they do both.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Muslim Converted By Pope Says Life In More Danger

    03/23/2008 11:25:41 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 56 replies · 1,113+ views
    Reuters ^ | March 23, 2008 | Philip Pullella
    Muslim Converted By Pope Says Life In More Danger March 23, 2008 By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - An outspoken Muslim author and critic of Islamic fundamentalism who converted to Christianity at the hands of Pope Benedict said on Sunday he realized he was in greater danger but he has no regrets. ADVERTISEMENT "I realize what I am going up against but I will confront my fate with my head high, with my back straight and the interior strength of one who is certain about his faith," said Magdi Allam. In a surprise move on Saturday night, the pope...
  • Prominent Muslim becomes Catholic on Easter

    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...
  • Pope to Baptize Prominent Muslim

    03/22/2008 2:17:09 PM PDT · by kellynla · 68 replies · 1,482+ views
    yahoo.com ^ | 3/22/2008 | NICOLE WINFIELD
    Italy's most prominent Muslim commentator is converting to Catholicism by being baptized by the pope at an Easter vigil, the Vatican announced Saturday. Magdi Allam is the deputy editor of the Corriere della Sera newspaper and writes often on Muslim and Arab affairs. Born in Egypt, he has described himself as a non-practicing Muslim. He has long spoken out against extremism and in favor of tolerance. Pope Benedict XVI was baptizing seven adults during the service, which marks the period between Good Friday, which commemorates Jesus' crucifixion, and Easter Sunday, which marks his resurrection. The Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Federico...
  • Pope To Baptize Prominent Muslim

    03/22/2008 3:18:39 PM PDT · by cardinal4 · 4 replies · 408+ views
    Artorius Castus Blog ^ | 22 Mar 08 | AP
    Italy's most prominent Muslim commentator is converting to Catholicism by being baptized by the pope at an Easter vigil, the Vatican announced Saturday. Magdi Allam is the deputy editor of the Corriere della Sera newspaper and writes often on Muslim and Arab affairs. Born in Egypt, he has described himself as a non-practicing Muslim. He has long spoken out against extremism and in favor of tolerance.
  • Pope baptizes famous Muslim convert

    03/22/2008 4:04:50 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 48 replies · 2,696+ views
    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Benedict led the world's Catholics into Easter on Saturday at a Vatican service where he baptized a Muslim-born convert who is one of Italy's most famous and controversial journalists. The German-born pontiff, marking the third Easter season of his pontificate, began the service in the atrium of a darkened St Peter's Basilica where he carved the Greek letters Alpha and Omega on a large candle. The basilica became a sea of flickering flames as thousands of faithful inside lit candles before the lights were turned on in a ritual symbolizing the darkness in the world...
  • 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...