Religion: Missionaries Under Cover

Growing numbers of Evangelicals are trying to spread Christianity in Muslim lands. But is this what the world needs now?

She wasn't a Muslim, but she would do for now. Last March, at just about the time American troops were massing outside Baghdad, she shuffled, dressed in a dark burqa, into a cramped schoolroom in the New York City borough of Queens. The class she was addressing was organized by the U.S. Center for World Mission and packed with eager evangelical Christian students wanting to learn how to be missionaries in a foreign country. The black-clad "Shafira" was gamely trying to explain her faith.

"It is not in the heart of all the Muslims to have violence," she said in...

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