Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Christian Converts in Danger

During my senior year in college my roommate was a Lebanese from a mixed Christian/Islam family. This was not unusual during the middle of the last century. His father was a Muslim and his mother was a Christian. He was allowed to choose and chose Christianity, and his father apparently accepted it (perhaps he was MINO - Muslim In Name Only.) He prayed frequently that his father would see the light and become a Christian, but sadly he died that year.

Islam is growing mostly because of its prolific birth rate. A little known secret is that, outside of Europe, there are far more Muslims converting to Christianity than Christians converting to Islam. (A fact I posted on a long time ago.)

We hear how Islamic converts to Christianity are threatened with death in the middle-east, but it is not a problem just in those barbaric countries. There is a growing fear that these Barbarians will kill "apostates" in Britain. At this point no deaths have happened, but converts to Christianity have been assaulted, threatened, and vandalized. Perhaps it is only a matter of time before there is an honor killing.

Again, this is not some third world hell hole, but Britain.


Blogger Dee said...

I think it is good that you are posting on this because its something we need to be aware of. When I watched the show ( Banned by PBS: Muslims Against Jihad) on Fox News they brought this up. If the Muslims in Europe don't do what is expected of them they are killed. I'm sure that would extend to violating Islam by converting to Christianity.

1:07 AM  
Blogger Gayle said...

Shoprat, if the Muslims in Britain have their way, Britain will soon become a third world hell hole! :(

10:08 AM  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Something not so dissimilar from my Wednesday post as well. I too had heard that Islam is doing all it can to downplay or completely overrun the idea that Muslims are converting to Christianity. Death certainly solves that problem, eh? Ah Islam, the religion of peace and tolerance.


12:30 PM  
Anonymous ERS said...

Actually, "honor" killings are believed to have their origins in misinterpretations of pre-Islamic Arab tribal codes. Thus, they pre-date Islam. In fact, they are un-Islamic.

But it is the case that the overwhelming majority of the 5,000+ "honor" killings per annum that occur globally (the U.N.'s 2000 estimate) occur in Arab/Muslim countries and within Arab/Muslim immigrant communities elsewhere. So there is a correlation, but not causality.

I recently conducted a nationwide survey of "honor" killings in Jordan. Approximately one in five of my survey respondents mistakenly believe Islam tells them they must avenge family honor through murder. I would like to see the imams in the mosques properly address this issue and more Muslims speak out against these practices. I don't understand the silence.

Ellen R. Sheeley, Author
"Reclaiming Honor in Jordan"

3:42 PM  
Blogger Tom C said...

Congrats on the job rat. I hope to have news about my inertia problem soon. As for the Muslims and their killings one must remember that one can be killed as well as kill.

9:18 PM  
Blogger shoprat said...

dee The Muslims who do want peace are in a no-win situation, but they will have to choose.

gayle. Sadly you are right.

bz Muzzies are experts at trying to keep people from seeing the truth.

ERS Thanks for visiting. I think Dee above explained the silence quite well.

tomC good luck to you too. I'd rather not kill but we may have to.

9:54 PM  
Blogger The Conservative UAW Guy said...

England will have honor killings first, and then here.
I wish they would all convert.

7:09 AM  
Blogger Chip said...

That's why I wish we had as many apologists and theologians (evangelists)on the battlefield to discuss the errors of Islam,

12:23 AM  

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