Christian televangelism in the Middle East

Was the baptism of Italian journalist Magdi Allam by Pope Benedict XVI at the Easter Vigil mass in the Vatican on last Saturday evening just one part of a trend?  An NRO article Islam's ‘Public Enemy #1' Coptic priest Zakaria Botros fights fire with fire, by Raymond Ibrahim, details this priest's in your face attitude towards Islam on his Christian Middle Eastern satellite TV show Questions About Faith. It also  suggests that conversions to Christianity, albeit in secret, are not uncommon in the region. Indeed, according to the article   Islamic cleric Ahmad al-Qatani stated on al-Jazeera TV a while back that some six million Muslims convert to Christianity annually, many of them persuaded by Botros's public ministry.Botros is a feverent Christian whose aim is to save souls not reform a political system.. He does so by often sharply pointing out the folly of...(Read Full Post)