12 Jan 2011
Bravo, bravo, a signore Magdi Cristiano Allam!
Having publicly declared his love for Italy, (and not only for Italy, but for Europe and for Israel - see his books 'Europa Cristiana Libera' and his book 'Viva Israele') and having made his act of apostasy from Islam as public as humanly possible, he is aligning himself with the protesting Copts, the indigenous Christians of his native Egypt.
It is very moving to see someone who was once a Muslim in Egypt, and is now a Christian, speaking publicly on behalf of the Copts..and also speaking to warn the Christians and secular citizens of Italy, and of Turin, against the mosque, in no uncertain terms.
One wonders whether some who, like Magdi, having been Egyptian Muslim and having then defected and declared themselves Christian - I am thinking of Mark Gabriel, for example, and Nonie Darwish - might not even go so far as to approach a Coptic tattooist and ask to be permanently marked on the wrist with the Coptic Cross, as a sign of solidarity with a persecuted people and faith.
It is not impossible, indeed, that such apostates, of putative Egyptian 'Arab' Muslim background, may not have - if one were to look at the dna, if one were able to look back into history - one, or even more, Coptic Christian ancestors, most likely some poor terrified girl-child seized and raped and forcibly 'converted' and stuffed into the harem to bear children for her Muslim rapist. There is a deep sense of some kind of cosmic justice being served, of a great wrong being in some part righted, if one reflects that among the descendants of such girls, one might be able to count those who today - like Magdi Cristiano Allam - are jettisoning Islam and declaring themselves Christian, even in the face of Muslim death threats.