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Has a royal Kuwaiti prince become a Christian?
Arab Christian media are reporting that a male member of the Kuwait royal family has taken the possibly unprecedented step of converting to Christianity. However, some Muslim observers are questioning his credibility.
- Giacomo Galeazzi
- January 18, 2012
The news comes from Middle Eastern sources which state that al-Haqiqa â€“ a Christian satellite TV channel in Arabic that transmits Christian religious programmes â€“ broadcast an audio file attributed to the Kuwaiti prince, identified as Abdullah al-Sabah. The al-Sabahs are the royal family of Kuwait, a country rich in oil. The name Abdullah (servant of God) frequently appears in the Emirâ€™s family tree.
In his audio file, Abdullah declared: â€śFirst of all, I fully agree with the distribution of this audio file and I now declare that if they kill me because of it, then I will appear before Jesus Christ and be with him for all eternity.â€ť In this statement, the prince demonstrates his awareness of the fate in store for a martyr of the faith, according to Christian doctrine.
Full Story: Kuwait: The prince's mysterious conversion
Source: Vatican Insider/La Stampa