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Offline Trebor135

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Mass conversion by Coptic Christians to Islam?
« on: October 29, 2016, 07:57:49 PM »
This news report(?) came to my attention today:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vq2HolrMMno

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dwkgm9aG0Oo

My experience in dealing with/reading about Muslims when it comes to matters of faith inspires in me very great skepticism as to whether 1.8 million Coptic Christians have converted to Islam. Very much still a student of the language, I'd like to ask what Oriental Orthodox and Arabic-speaking Christian posters make of the story(?).

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Re: Mass conversion by Coptic Christians to Islam?
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2016, 08:09:10 PM »
I guess (or even if) the translation is OK, but at 3.20-3:40 in the video they say that they don't know whether or not 1.5 million embraced Islam in 36 years, and then they start talking about 1.25 mill, and that they don't even know if it's that much. Check it out.
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Re: Mass conversion by Coptic Christians to Islam?
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2016, 08:23:46 PM »
This news report(?) came to my attention today:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vq2HolrMMno

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dwkgm9aG0Oo

My experience in dealing with/reading about Muslims when it comes to matters of faith inspires in me very great skepticism as to whether 1.8 million Coptic Christians have converted to Islam. Very much still a student of the language, I'd like to ask what Oriental Orthodox and Arabic-speaking Christian posters make of the story(?).

This is the self-ordained anti-Pope Max Michel.  He gave this Al Jazeera pro-Muslim Brotherhood guy a CD that claims to be audio recordings of the Holy Synod of some sort of conversion crisis in the Coptic Church.  This CD was never made public, and we can actually find Muslim imams elsewhere worry about the exact opposite, that Islam in all of Africa is on a downfall.

In any case, there has been nothing to substantiate this claim, and Max Michel has since then disappeared from the face of the earth as his "church" no longer exists.
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Re: Mass conversion by Coptic Christians to Islam?
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2016, 09:01:27 PM »
Muslims always exaggerate how many become Muslim.
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Re: Mass conversion by Coptic Christians to Islam?
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2016, 02:10:25 AM »
Muslims always exaggerate how many become Muslim.

The Orthodox do the same.
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Re: Mass conversion by Coptic Christians to Islam?
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2016, 02:46:25 AM »
Muslims always exaggerate how many become Muslim.

The Orthodox do the same.

Not even close to the same extent though.
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Re: Mass conversion by Coptic Christians to Islam?
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2016, 11:52:56 AM »
This news report(?) came to my attention today:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vq2HolrMMno

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dwkgm9aG0Oo

My experience in dealing with/reading about Muslims when it comes to matters of faith inspires in me very great skepticism as to whether 1.8 million Coptic Christians have converted to Islam. Very much still a student of the language, I'd like to ask what Oriental Orthodox and Arabic-speaking Christian posters make of the story(?).

This is the self-ordained anti-Pope Max Michel.  He gave this Al Jazeera pro-Muslim Brotherhood guy a CD that claims to be audio recordings of the Holy Synod of some sort of conversion crisis in the Coptic Church.  This CD was never made public, and we can actually find Muslim imams elsewhere worry about the exact opposite, that Islam in all of Africa is on a downfall.

In any case, there has been nothing to substantiate this claim, and Max Michel has since then disappeared from the face of the earth as his "church" no longer exists.

Exactly. The video was made after two years of the anti-pope Michel founding his own "church" and now there is no info about it. I suppose he was trying to find publicity then and he failed. Al-Jazeera and such "news" were a great way to do it.
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