In March of 2008 I blogged about the conversion of Magdi Allam by Pope Benedict.
Just a couple days ago reports began to surface that Magdi had left the Catholic Church. It’s a shocker and a terrible disappointment for all Catholics.
I think Robert Spencer has a very useful summary of the story and its underlying dynamics. It’s an important read.
The highest-profile convert to Roman Catholicism in recent memory, Magdi Cristiano Allam, has left the Catholic Church.
Allam, who was baptized in the Vatican by Pope Benedict XVI on Easter day 2008, explained that what “more than any other factor drove me away from the Church” was the “legitimization of Islam as the true religion of Allah as the one true God, Muhammad as a true prophet, the Koran as a sacred text, and of mosques as places of worship.”