Cultural attache at the Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Canada commented on the reports of some media outlets that local Christian organizations are willing to pay 1 million Canadian dollars (equivalent to 4.4. million Saudi riyals) those Saudi students who agree to convert to Christianity, reports AzanNews quoting Arab sources.
The attache explained that students are retain their full commitment to Islam and are unlikely to become easy prey to the organizers of this action. The representative of Saudi Arabia stated that no case of conversion to Christianity among students is seen so far.
Saudi press with the words of one of the students, agreed to an interview on condition of anonymity, tells a story about that lately she has noticed the emergence of such publications in the areas where there are Saudi students and their counterparts from other Arab countries.
She said that "groups of Christian missionaries seek new ways to attract the attention of Muslim youth and especially the students from Saudi to evangelical programs. These ads appear on pieces of paper, where, together with the text about a million Canadian dollars, are questions about life after death, heaven and hell, aimed to find out their level of religiosity, adherence to the requirements of religion and religious culture.
This is done to identify those who show hesitation or lack of information, and may represent a valuable prey for the missionaries".
Speaking further about the position of the missionaries, the student mentioned that she once visited one of the markets, accompanied by her girlfriend, where she met a group of young Canadians who were questioning her about Islam, saying that they are representatives of the company on awarding the "million dollars" for those of Muslims who agree to accept Christianity.
After that, they asked a few questions. For example: What happens after death? Do you believe in the calculation, in Hell and Heaven?. There were other similar questions.
Further, the student said: "I was very scared and refused to talk with them. We came out of the market. The situation was very strange, dubious and suspicious".
Despite the fact that the refusal of students was given in a very modest form, but nevertheless quite convincing for the missionaries that are in the Canadian city of Vancouver, the missionaries continued their attempts to lure Muslims to Christianity. A large number of missionaries are trying to talk to the largest possible number of Muslims.
They have general information about Islam, using it as a starting point for tying interviews in order to achieve theri goal.
Student "Muhammad N" pointed out that in this situation the role of clubs in communication between Muslims is high, including nationals of Saudi Arabia, where it is necessary to inform people and talk about such harassment coming from the missionaries.
It is also necessary to increase the role of cultural attache at the embassy of CSA on the prevention of missionaries to the students and explain to students that they should not enter into dialogue with them and answer their questions that they may well ask at various conferences and forums.
This kind of activity of the missionaries goes on in the campaign to divert the Muslims, particularly Arabsm from Islam. It is also pointed out that some Christian missionaries offered to pay students to marriage to girls aged 18 and older, using as a means of attracting and similar temptations.
Department of Monitoring