Here is a video created by Dr. Bill Warner of the Center for the Study of Political Islam. He points out that the Crusades were a small problem compared to the long-lasting assault on Christendom by Islamic armies.
Father Mitch Pacwa, an expert on the Middle East, is explaining how Muslims are converting to Christians in record numbers.
“We are in a time of the first ever mass conversions of Muslims,” Pacwa stated in an interview. “God is doing a mighty work among them.”
Pacwa said he first started to hear about the conversions to Christianity in 2005 on Al Jazeera Television.
“They were reporting on the mass conversions of Muslims—as many as 6-8 million—in sub-Saharan, Africa, and they have repeated the warning every year,” he stated. “I’ve confirmed it with Africans I know who have told me again and again about conversions in places like Nigeria, Uganda, Mali … that’s why Boko Haram has become so active. They are actually quite scared and trying to terrorize. But the very act of terrorizing people has ended up with people becoming more disgusted with Islam.”
Pacwa believes that the Islamic terrorist group has made for bad PR, he recalls hearing on African TV someone say: “Al-Qaida attacks Americans by blowing up our embassies but we Africans are the ones that die in the attacks.” He thinks that the Islam will collapse soon.
Pacwa also talked about the consequences for practicing other faith. “Not long ago I read about a boy who was a slave that snuck out to pray on Good Friday and was crucified for it,” he said. “I also heard about two Filipino maids that were caught with the New Testament and beheaded.”
“Fridays after the noon prayers is the day they cut off hands and heads from thieves, adulterers—women only—and people who commit blasphemy, and that would include converting to Christianity.”
Despite the harsh consequences, Pacwa says that many are converting even in the most fundamentalist countries. The number of converted Muslims is rapidly growing on the edges of the southern and western parts of Africa. “Africa is now growing predominantly Christian despite crackdowns,” Pacwa stated.
Other countries in which mass conversions are happening in Iran, with 3 million Christians, and Indonesia with 2 million converting per year.
“In Mongolia, the president opened the country to Christians and there’s even an archbishop,” Pacwa stated. “They built a Catholic school there too. If I was younger, I would have gone.” He said that the desire for a Western education was the impetus to open up the country to the Catholic Church.
Mongolia today has approximately 1,000 Catholics and 3 churches. “It has gone from a mission in 1991-2003 to a prefect apostolic which means they have a bishop, although it is not yet formally a diocese,” Pacwa stated. “They have had their first native Mongolian ordained a priest and there are three Mongolian seminarians.”
Pacwa said that people are also converting in very harsh Muslim countries, but he didn’t want to say which countries because of the fear not to increase retribution. Refugees are also converting, but here we can’t know if the conversions are authentic or just as a way to improve their chance for amnesty.
Also, there are reports of conversions in U.S. “I was about to celebrate Mass at a Maronite church in San Diego and I said hi to a man who introduced himself as Achmad. I asked if he was a Christian. He said: ‘Yes, I was recently baptized.’ He said he is from Morocco. Christians do not have the name Ahmad—that’s a form of Mohammad.”
The majority of Muslims are not terrorists and they don’t want to be associated with such evil. So, it makes sense that they would consider converting to other religion that doesn’t have so bad reputation.