Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Muslims Convert To Christianity In Morocco
Guess Who Gets The Blame

This morning Dhimmi Watch points to an article, from the Jerusalem Post, which says that Christian missionaries are beginning to have success in some Muslim countries. Estimates of conversion run as high as 58,000 in the country of Morocco.

This has stirred much controversy in Moroccan media, with business magazine La Vie Economique going so far as to call the work of Christian missionaries the "greatest danger."

Working mostly undercover, missionaries operate from cities such as Casablanca, Rabat, Marrakech and Fez out to remote areas in the mountains or the countryside. The Jerusalem Post tells us:

Even though Morocco is a much more tolerant country than say Saudi Arabia regarding freedom of religion, it nonetheless imprisons anyone trying to convert a Muslim for up to three years.

Karen Thomas Smith, one of the four officially registered American pastors in the country explains that because of this missionaries have to pass for businessmen or officials from NGOs.

Evangelists appear to be making some inroads within government circles as well. Recently, King Mohammed VI, who functions as Morocco's Minister of Foreign Affairs invited the well-known writer of books on Christian apologetics, Josh McDowell to visit.

According to the Jerusalem Post, this official visit by a Western Evangelist sparked "lots of conspiracy theories."

Yeah, I would imagine. It seems like anything, which contradicts the Muslim's imaginative world of total Islamic supremacy, will spark conspiracy theories. But, I must admit, although I shouldn't be, I am surprised by who they blame it on:

In fact, Le Journal Hebdomadaire reported on January 8 that this evangelization campaign ... was also the goal of the neocons and the Zionists...