Fox News has run a story about Mosab Hassan Yousef, son of one of the most militant, influential leaders within the Hamas organization.  Yousef grew up in a strict Islamic family but has recently renounced the Muslim faith of his fathers and converted to Christianity.

One of the more interesting aspects of this interview is that Yousef indeed understands that within a culture which demands that the differences between Islam and Christianity are minor, the differences are in fact significant when you consider the person of Jesus Christ.

When asked whether or not Islam wants to destroy Christianity, Youself said:

Islam destroyed Christianity from the beginning and Muslims don’t recognize that they stabbed Christianity (in) its heart when they said that Jesus wasn’t killed on the cross. They think that they honor him in this way.

Basically, any Christians understand that this way, (but Muslims) tell Jesus, okay, we don’t care, you didn’t die for us. Someone sacrificed his life for you, (but) you tell him, okay, you didn’t do it!

This is what Muslims are doing basically. But they don’t understand that this is the most important part of Christianity: the cross!

So, they are ignorant, they don’t know what they are doing and it explains what an evil idea it is behind this Islam.

The cross is, indeed, the most important part of Christianity. I am thankful to God that He continues to build His kingdom, even as He calls those most ardently opposed to the message of the cross out of darkness and into His marvelous light.