It is not for nothing that Islamic radicals have developed absolute zero tolerance to Christian gospel preachers (and perhaps why nations like Qatar and Saudi Arabia are opening their gates to Catholicism, to at least give the people a form of Christianity, if not its Gospel-based power). On a live interview given in Decemebr 2001, a leading Saudi cleric, Sheikh Ahmad al Qataani, gave figures of Moslems turning to Jesus: “In every hour, 667 Muslims convert to Christianity,” For emphasis, he added “Every day, 16,000 Muslims convert to Christianity. Every year, 6 million Muslims convert to Christianity…..A tragedy has happened”
Respected Christian commentator, Joel Rosenberg, (Rosenberg, The Free Republic, 12/26/2006, http://joelrosenberg.blogspot.com/2006/12/record-number-of-ex-muslims-celebrate.html>) confirms that Qataani was not necessarily exaggerating the situation. Describing scenarios where ”many Muslims throughout the Middle East and even in the United States are seeing dreams and visions of Jesus,” he related that these former moslems come to churches “explaining that they have already converted and now need a Bible and guidance on how to follow Jesus.” He further cites data upon data from various countries backing up these claims. Countries covered include Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Iraq, Iazakhstan, Egypt, Iran and Sudan. At Sudan, Rosenberg reports that more than 1 million Sudanese have made decisions to follow Jesus Christ just since 2001 – despite (or perhaps because of) a ferocious civil war, genocide and widespread religious persecution, particularly in the Darfur region. Read the entire report at http://joelrosenberg.blogspot.com/2006/12/record-number-of-ex-muslims-celebrate.html>.
One of the mighty effective end-timer harvesters in the moslem world is Coptic priest, Zakaria Botros. So effective is this saint’s ministry among the moslems that he had been labeled Islam’s “Public Enemy #1” by the Arabic newspaper, al-Insan al-Jadid . 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 His excurses on little-known but embarrassing aspects of Islamic law and tradition have become a thorn in the side of Islamic leaders throughout the Middle East. A very informative and challenging account of Zakaria Botros (http://www.fatherzakaria.net/) is making its way round the internet. Read this heart-warming story on http://www.orthodoxytoday.org/articles8/Ibrahim-Islams-Public-Enemy-Number-One.php
Rosenberg’s authoritative article concludes on a beautiful note:
“Is life easy for these Muslim converts? By no means. They face ostracism from their families. They face persecution from their communities. They face being fired by their employers. They face imprisonment by their governments. They face torture and even death at the hands of Muslim extremists. But they are coming to Christ anyway. They are becoming convinced that Jesus is, in fact, the Way, the Truth, and the Life, and that no one comes to the Father in heaven except through faith in Jesus' death on the cross and powerful resurrection from the dead.”