Saturday, March 22, 2008

Pope baptizes famous Muslim convert

One of the seven adults the Pope baptized on Saturday night was Magdi Allam, 55, an Egyptian-born journalist who, as deputy director of the leading newspaper Corriere della Sera, is one of Italy's best-known intellectuals.

Allam, a fierce critic of Islamic extremism and a strong supporter of Israel, is protected by a police escort because of threats he has received.

Poignant that the guy has to have bodyguards during his baptism. It recalls the early days of Rome.

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