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Muslim converts protest Pope’s statements on Islam

January 08, 2018

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CWN Editor's Note: More than 1,700 converts from Islam to Christianity have signed an open letter to Pope Francis, protesting the Pontiff’s public statements affirming the value of the Muslim faith. “Don’t your words shed doubt on the solid basis for the choice we have made?” the converts ask.

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  • Posted by: vjenkins71201 - Jan. 13, 2018 7:18 PM ET USA

    These people know Islam and can attest to its problems. Muslim converts to Christianity do face death threats that sometimes are carried out. Bless them for their bravery.

  • Posted by: Retired01 - Jan. 11, 2018 8:41 AM ET USA

    My memory may not serve me right, but I recall Pope Francis somewhat equating Christ's call to make disciples of all nations with Islam's call for jihad. If my memory is correct, the Pontiff's public statements are not surprising.

  • Posted by: a son of Mary - Jan. 09, 2018 11:52 PM ET USA

    These courageous converts face a charge of apostasy the penalty for which is death. It is also extremely difficult for Christians to live in Muslim majority countries like Egypt, Pakistan, Indonesia or Sudan where they face constant discrimination and not only the threat of violence but actual violence including murder. The Holy Father would feel much pain if he knew he caused their deaths by something he said. Unlike our president, the Pope tempers his statements. God bless him.

  • Posted by: james-w-anderson8230 - Jan. 09, 2018 11:39 PM ET USA

    Another side of the Francis Effect.