This just showed up in my inbox:
Radicals from the Middle East are spending literally millions and millions of dollars in Africa to build new hospitals, schools, universities, and places of worship. Their goal is to convert Africans and recruit a new generation of extremists.
In order to halt the spread of extremism and transform the lives of Africans for the Kingdom, Campus Crusade for Christ is employing multiple strategies—ranging from humanitarian aid (offered alongside spiritual outreach) to campus ministry that reaches future leaders. But there is one very simple, very basic need. Africa needs Bibles.
To learn how you can help reach men and women in Africa with the Word of God, click here.
This strikes me as offensive in so many ways I don't know where to start. I guess its OK to make broad generalizations and to infer that if you're Muslim and active in humanitarian aid, you must have the intention of fomenting extremism. Here's a radical idea: Why don't Christians spend "literally millions and millions of dollars in Africa to build new hospitals, schools, universities, and places of worship"? No, you're right. We already are. I wonder what the Muslims think of that?
All this on the same day as this conference starts.
Africa needs bibles? If I can be so bold I'd like to suggest that what Africa needs even more than the Word of God is the Body of Christ.