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Last year, Jason Jones and I wrote at The Stream to Pope Francis. We begged him to reconsider his statements on Muslim immigration. This in the wake of the murder of French priest Fr. Jacques Hamel. Muslims slit that priest’s throat while he was saying Mass. Not in Egypt or Iraq. In France.
Now a much more powerful document has appeared. The authors? Men and women who risked Fr. Hamel’s fate. Indeed, from an orthodox Muslim point of view, they invited it. The signers are converts from Islam to Christianity. There’s a penalty for that in Muslim sharia. And hence in many Muslim countries, such as our “ally” Saudi Arabia. It’s death. Where the government won’t cooperate, family members sometimes murder converts from Islam to other faiths, for impugning their families’ “honor.” An Ohio girl fled her immigrant parents in 2009 when they learned she’d become a Christian. ISIS regularly issues threats against “apostates” like these authors.
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Please read this prophetic document. Read every word. It speaks in the voice of the early Christians. Of St. Paul and of Justin Martyr. Those believers defended their faith. They admitted that it might cost them their lives. That’s the risk these modern Christians have taken. And they wonder why the shepherd of one billion Catholics keeps saying things about Islam that simply aren’t true. First some key passages from the letter. Then some analysis.
The authors open:
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Maybe you’ve never read that papal document by Pope Francis. Here are the relevant paragraphs:
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To this these followers of Christ who risked all to escape Islam reply:
Islam came AFTER Christ, and so is, and can only be, an Antichrist (see 1 Jn 2.22), and one of the most dangerous because it presents itself as the fulfillment of Revelation (of which Jesus would have been only a prophet). If...
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