Sunday, August 19, 2007

Rejecting radical Islam -- one man's journey - CNN.com

Rejecting radical Islam -- one man's journey - CNN.com:
"WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The path to faith often takes unexpected twists. In the case of Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, the road went through three of the world's major religions -- Judaism, Islam and Christianity -- and ultimately brought him to the FBI."
This is a fascinating story, involving parents who fail to instill basic values, charismatic leaders who try to fan embers into flames, and a young man who was lucky enough to get out from under the sway of radicals and smart enough to take proactive steps to free himself of prejudice and hate. He is a courageous young man.

2 comments:

Rev. Brian Carpenter said...

He wasn't lucky. He was elect.

B

Denis Hancock said...

Good point.

Of course he will have to deal with the fact that of all his waypoints on his way, one of them sees conversion as a one-way street, and seals violently with those who try to leave the fold... I pray he stays safe.