Despite all the restrictions and persecutions, it has proved impossible to stop moslem folks, upon seeing the light of the Gospel, from embracing the lordship of Jesus Christ the Son of the Living God and the salvation He freely offers mankind. In Malaysia, the development got a former state-commissioner lamenting that "It could be hundreds, maybe even thousands" of Muslims converting to Christianity. He has therefore started "collecting data" to "persuade" the apostates to return to Islam: "We are helping them, hoping they will come back to Islam" he said. Likewise, the Sultan of Selangor, a Malaysian state, has ordered top-level Islamic organizations to take strategic steps against proselytism, "so that Muslims who have began distancing themselves from Islam will return to the fold and repent."
Meanwhile in Kuwait, a royal prince is one of the latest to openly declare that he has converted to Christianity. He said he took the necessary step despite being aware of the reality that he now might be targeted for killing as an apostate.