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Christians with Muslim names

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in response to reader comment: Christian Arabs do not call their boys Hussain part deux

Submitted by Peter Herz (United States), Sep 27, 2009 at 16:57

Well, I don't know any Arab Christians named Hussain, but there's a Turkish-American Baptist theologian named Mehmet Caner, Mehmet being the Turkish form of Muhammad. However, Dr. Caner was born into a Muslim family and did not become a Christian until his late teens.

There's also the testimony of an Afghan Christian named Hossein Andreas on the web--but the Afghans aren't Arabs; and, once again, this person was born a Muslim.

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