Air Date: December 5, 2012
Host: Jim Schneider
Guest: Usama Dakdok
Usama Dakdok was born in Egypt and raised in a Christian home as the son of a Baptist pastor. He became a Christian at the age of 11. Usama learned about Islam in school because it was, and still is, a mandatory subject. He came to the States in 1992 and founded The Straight Way of Grace Ministry in 2001. He travels throughout the United States equipping Christians to be effective witnesses of Jesus Christ to their Muslim neighbors and also ministers to Muslims directly. Usama is the host of “Revealing the Truth about Islam”, a radio program that can be heard weekdays at 12:30pm on the VCY America network.
On December 15th, Egypt is supposed to hold a referendum for their new constitution that was crafted by leader Mohammed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood. The Muslim Brotherhood has been riding the tide of unrest among the younger generations that have sought change going back to the Mubarak regime. Now, however, with a new constitution on the line and Morsi’s extension of powers, riot-like conditions exist in some areas.
Did the Egyptian people really understand who or what they were getting when they elected Morsi? What are the implications for America as well as the Israeli/Palestinian conflict? Get the answers to these and other questions when you review this timely Crosstalk program.