Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Evangelical Christian Leaders Seek to Establish Communications with Muslim Clerics

from The Christian Newswire

Howie Gardner, Pastor of Bel Air Assembly of God in Maryland, came in contact with Kamal Nawash, President of the Free Muslim Coalition Against Terrorism (FMCAT), in Washington D. C. ... Our main goal has been to convince Muslim leaders, particularly those from the Muslim World League, to declare a fatwa against school curriculum being used in Saudi Arabia, Palestine and elsewhere which encourage small children to pursue the life of a terrorist. FMCAT posted Gardner's letter on their web site and allowed for a free exchange between him and other Muslims as well as Christians and Jews. "Much of the response was hostile" Gardner says. But there were positive signs as well. "One Muslim woman wrote saying 'Most of us agree with you but we do not have the courage to speak up.'" ... "Thus far the response from Christians has been slow" Gardner says.

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