A campaign to convert African Christians to Islam has claimed to have converted more than 4,000 Christians to Islam in just one week this month.
Videos posted on the Internet reveal that Muslim missionaries have been teaching Christian men, women and children in Africa to chant, “I attest that Jesus is the slave of Allah and His Messenger.”
That chant is an embellishment to the classical Muslim testimonial of faith: “I attest that there is no God but Allah and that Muhammad is His Messenger.”
The Middle East Media Research Institute reported that a delegation of mostly Egyptian preachers, led by Egyptian cleric Wahid Abd Al-Salam Bali, claimed on Facebook to have converted 4,379 Christians in Malawi during just one week earlier this month.
One clip from the campaign in Uganda posted on Nov. 10 showed a Muslim cleric urging a Christian man to remove his cross necklace.