Muslim converts to Christianity


Olivier Guitta, whom we are proud to have published many times, has an article in the Jerusalem Post on a barely—reported phenomenon (not that there's any press bias out there...):

a new phenomenon — largely unreported in the Western media — is occurring: Muslims, especially in the Maghreb (north—west Africa) are becoming Christians.

The controversy over the conversions has been most acute in Morocco. Since the beginning of the year there have been numerous articles in newspapers such as Le Matin, La Gazette du Maroc, Le Journal Hebdomadaire, and even business magazine La Vie Economique and political weekly Telquel have written about this "greatest danger."

According to most reports, the culprits are American evangelical missionaries operating in major cities such as Casablanca, Rabat, Marrakech and Fez to remote areas in the mountains or the countryside.

The statistics differ wildly: Missionaries are reported to number anywhere from 150, according to French weekly newsmagazine Le Nouvel Observateur, to the 800—plus figure most often used. Converts are said to number anywhere from 7,000 to 58,000. These discrepancies are easily explained by the fact that both missionaries and converts have to stay constantly below the radar.

Read the whole thing. And then review Ed Lasky's article on Evangelicals and Israel. The mainstream media is not going out of its way to recognize any of these phenomena.

Thomas Lifson   7 5 05