Prisoners convert to Islam for jail perks - Times Online#cid=OTC-RSS&attr=2015164#cid=OTC-RSS&attr=2015164 I have friends who are involved in Memphis area prison ministries and they tell me that they have a very difficult time because the Muslims don't want them there. Reading this article, I can see why Islam is so popular in prisons. As a matter of fact, Islam is the number one religion of conversion among prison populations! If I were a prisoner I could see myself converting--or at least say I converted--to get those perks! No wonder Christianity takes in the shorts--we offer eternal life and Islam offers 72 virgins and a chance to put violent nasty tendencies to good use all in the name of holy jihad. Whatta deal!!!
The good news is that as hard as it is my friends have an active ministry with many prisoners finding the Lord. They take it day by day and just keep talking about Jesus. I keep them in my heart and prayers always, knowing they tread where I would never dare and that one day God will reward. The question for all of us is whether we want our perks now or eternally with our Lord. For me, Jesus wins hands down.