Italy's most prominent Muslim commentator [Magdi Allam] converted to Roman Catholicism on Saturday during the Vatican's Easter vigil service presided over by the pope.
I always feel weak when I read about people who face torture and death for converting to Christianity. The worst thing that happens when I admit to believing in Jesus is name-calling and ostracization (from people who refuse to consider Fred Phelps doesn't speak for all Christians and all Christians don't dream of uniting the planet in a Grand Fundamentalist Caliphate, so it doesn't hurt much to be uninvited to their parties, heh).
Allam also explained his decision to entitle a recent book "Viva Israel" or "Long Live Israel," saying he wrote it after he received death threats from Hamas.
"Having been condemned to death, I have reflected a long time on the value of life. And I discovered that behind the origin of the ideology of hatred, violence and death is the discrimination against Israel. Everyone has the right to exist except for the Jewish state and its inhabitants," he said. "Today, Israel is the paradigm of the right to life."
Good thing he already has bodyguards. He doesn't just have to worry about radical Islam, he has to worry about the European left, too.
There's more at JihadWatch.