|(11) The Man Behind 6 Million Muslims Converting To Christianity|
What I write only has to go so far...
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
His name is Zakaria Botros: and though he may not be responsible for all 6 million conversions, he is a significant thorn in the side of Islamists:
he is little known in the West, Coptic priest Zakaria Botros [check
out his website] — named Islam’s “Public Enemy #1” by the Arabic
newspaper, al-Insan al-Jadid — has been making waves in the Islamic
world. Along with fellow missionaries — mostly Muslim converts — he
appears frequently on the Arabic channel al-Hayat (i.e., “Life TV”).
There, he addresses controversial topics of theological significance —
free from the censorship imposed by Islamic authorities or self-imposed
through fear of the zealous mobs who fulminated against the infamous
cartoons of Mohammed. Botros’s excurses on little-known but embarrassing
aspects of Islamic law and tradition have become a thorn in the side of
Islamic leaders throughout the
The reasons for his phenomenal success:
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The segment includes this piece:
..."This reminds me of a true story that I heard about the preachers who spread Islam in Africa. They reached a certain place in order to spread Islam, and they asked one of the locals: 'Do you prefer to worship one god and have four wives, or to worship three gods and have one wife?' We, of course, don't worship three gods, but that's what they said. The African said 'I like four women, and I don't care which god. I want four women.' So they told him to say the shahada, and he did.
"Then they told him he had to be circumcised in order to become a Muslim. He asked: 'Do I really have to? I am a grown man.' They answered: 'Yes, you have to, in order to get the monthly stipend, and you can marry four wives.' The man agreed, and underwent the pains of circumcision despite his advanced age. They began to pay him the monthly stipend, and after a few months they cancelled the stipend. The man went and asked: 'Where's the money?' They told him: 'Now you are deep in Islam, you don't need the monthly stipend any more.' He threatened: 'I will abandon Islam.' They said: 'If you leave Islam, we will carry out the apostasy punishment on you.' He asked what it was, and they said: 'We will chop off your head, and cut you into pieces.' This African man began to mumble: 'What a strange religion: when you go in they cut off a little piece of you, and when you go out, they cut you into little pieces.'
Coptic Priest Zakariya Botros: Islamic Scholars Attack Christianity to
Cover Up Scandals in the Life of Prophet Muhammad [Clip