Monday, August 1, 2011
YAY -- MUSLIM EVANGELIST
Amr Mohamed Helmi Khaled, 43-years-old, is an Egyptian Muslim activist and television preacher.
As Christians and Muslims raised a cross in Tahrir square in Cairo, He said, calling for the end of Mubarak's regime, "My message here today for Muslims and Christians is Let's be one hand."
Can we hope that Muslims and Christians can join hands and work together, prevent Holy Wars, Jihadist killings? He's got power and a message that can, perhaps, maybe, hopefully, dear God I hope so... affect Christians and Muslims throughout the world.
The New York Times Magazine described him in its April 30, 2006 issue as "the world's most famous and influential Muslim television preacher."
Amr Khaled was chosen as number 13 of the world's most influential people by Time Magazinem (2007)] and sixth most influential intellectual in the world by Prospect magazine. During the protests in Egypt that started on January 25, 2011, the Egyptian government ordered him out of Egypt.
Here are three Youtube videos -- not long -- the only ones that have him speaking in English so that I could sense for myself, whether to hope, pin my hopes on him and his followers or wonder if the Brotherhood of Muslims will squash him, dispose of him, force him into silence.
AND HERE IS MORE --a Gallup News video..
and here's what he said in April 2011