When I read stuff like this -- U.S.
missionaries plan 'spiritual warfare' when fighting ends
-- I'm just wondering : how can a christian
honestly believe, if not blinded by ignorance and/or by faith, that he could convert a muslim, even in ideal conditions, (i.e. a friendly, open, muslim, not taking into account the weight of tradition) ? --
Islam is a more recent religion than Christianism, and Muhammad knew
Christianism pretty well. He did prevent the christian objections to Islam
since the very beginning. Muslims already acknowledge Jesus'
miracles, his teachings being inspired by God, the virginity of the Virgin,
etc. (and they find that asserting that Jesus died on a cross is rather
blasphematory, how could you believe Allah would abandon one of his prophets
like this, you infidels ?
;-) Actually the history shows much more examples (both ancient and
recent) of christians converted to Islam, than the contrary (some of the higher saints of Islam were born christian).