Muslim Converts To Christianity

Posted on Nov 2, 2015 in Testimonies

Muslim Converts To Christianity

By By Tom Olago

In the United Kingdom, as is the case in many other ‘free world’ countries, freedom of religion is a human and constitutionally-protected right. This right includes the option to convert to any faith, belief system or religion of one’s choice.

Such choice should, therefore, not come with a price tag or consequence of any kind. Yet, the sad reality in this day and age is that converts to Christianity from Islam and other religions find that adherents to their former faiths will not respect or take kindly to their freewill choice to convert.

Just ask 49 year old Nissar Hussain of Bradford in the United Kingdom, Europe. He and his family should know from firsthand experience. Mr. Hussain converted from Islam to Christianity in 1996, but his real troubles began in 2008. That year, Mr. Hussain took part in a Channel 4 Dispatches TV documentary about the mistreatment of Muslim converts.

Since then, he and his family have been branded blasphemers and apostates, and have endured continual harassment and attack from Muslims in the neighborhood. His car windows are constantly smashed, eggs thrown at their cars and house, and his family attacked in the street.

Even his children have been ostracized by other Muslims in school. All in an apparent effort to PAY-Nissar-Hussain-49-with-his-wife-Kubra-45-pictured-at-their-home-in-Bradford-West-Yorkshireforce Hussain’s family to vacate the neighborhood. Astonishingly, police are said to be reluctant to treat the abuse as a hate crime or even any crime at all. Mr. Hussain has been forced to give up his career as a nurse due to the effect on his health.

Switch the set to Nigeria, West Africa. It’s a familiar scenario – Raphael, the son of a Muslim Imam converts to Christianity and is soon after threatened with death. The extremist Islamic Boko Haram group has already warmed up for the killing act by burning his stores, father’s house, offices, and thereafter killed one of his cousins.

Their chilling message has been unmistakably clear: reconvert to Islam, or die.

Moving on to Yemen, in Asia. Late 2014, it was reported that Muslim relatives of a woman conspired to kill her by placing gasoline in one of her kitchen bottles, causing her to catch fire while cooking and burn to death. Earlier she had converted to Christianity and refused to return to Islam. Now her husband (also an apostate to Christianity) and children are homeless and on the run; nor will police and other family members help them.

And these accounts are less than the tip of the iceberg. For each reported incident, many more never find their way into newsrooms. What is certain is that there is hardly a safe place left for the life of any would-be converts from Islam to Christianity.

Other notable punishments meted out include being disowned by family, and stripped of all rights to inheritance.

An analyst of the means used to punish former converts, Julia Duin, explains the general profile of ex-Muslims who converted to Christianity. These converts embraced Jesus Christ as the son of God and not an Islamic prophet:

“…Some married into the faith. Some of the converts no longer believed in the Koran. Others said they had had visions or dreams of Jesus Christ. And others felt the Christian message of God becoming a man was more compelling than their faith. These converts face all kinds of dangers for having left Islam: ostracism from family members and friends, kidnappings and even death threats.”

Most of these converts therefore tend to keep their new affiliation secret, and attend Bible study groups in their own language or small hidden churches that appear on no denominational radar.

Rev. Esper Ajaj, the Syrian-born pastor of Washington Arabic Baptist Church explains that Christianity is not logical to the Muslim mind. It cannot fathom worshipping someone who was ridiculed, then killed.

Muslims are divided on whether Jesus even died, and the Koran said Jesus was snatched up to heaven by God before the Crucifixion. Some Muslim commentators think Judas Iscariot or Simon of Cyrene died in His place, and none believe He rose from the dead. Little wonder then, that many Muslims, barring Divine intervention, cannot make sense out of a Muslim converting to Christianity.

Wiki Islam states that Islam is the only major world religion that does not allow its followers the freedom to change faith. According to Shariah laws (extracted from the Qur’an and Sunnah), apostates of Islam must be sentenced to death. Hundreds of examples of Muslim converts to Christianity who have suffered persecution for their faith are listed and updated at the Wiki Islam site that can be viewed here.

All over the world, Muslims who convert to Christianity are under siege, risking all for their new faith. To them is given the exhortation: And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell (Matthew 10:28).

Prophecy News Watch continues to be amazed at the number of subscribers who receive its newsletter from Muslim majority nations such as Saudi Arabia, Iran, Egypt and Morocco.  Clearly Muslims are searching for answers and Bible prophecy can be an amazing tool to prove that God is who He says He is – That He makes known “the end from the beginning” (Isaiah 46:10)

The website Answering Islam seeks to provide answers to Muslims who are considering Christianity and lists numerous testimonies of Muslims who have done so.  If you know of a Muslim considering Christianity be sure to let them know of  this powerful page of testimonies and answers to questions Muslims ask about Christianity here.

We would ask our Christian subscribers to please say a prayer today for your fellow Prophecy News Watch subscribers who come from Muslim families and are seeking truth – if they find it they will truly experience Christ’s words:

“Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child; and children will rise up against parents and cause them to be put to death. “You will be hated by all because of My name, but it is the one who has endured to the end who will be saved.” Matthew 10:21-22

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