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Former Muslim Baptized By The Pope In Danger

March 31, 2008

This month, a former Muslim, Magdi Allam, was baptized by the Pope. Subsequently, he says his life is in danger due to the conversion of faith. I would like to wish him well in his new life: 

Muslim baptized by pope says life in danger

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – A Muslim author and critic of Islamic fundamentalism who was baptized a Catholic by Pope Benedict said on Sunday Islam is “physiologically violent” and he is now in great danger because of his conversion.

“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 baptized the 55-year-old, Egyptian-born Allam at an Easter eve service in St Peter’s Basilica that was broadcast around the world.

The conversion of Allam to Christianity — he took the name “Christian” for his baptism — was kept secret until the Vatican disclosed it in a statement less than an hour before it began…http://news.yahoo.com



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