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The articles in Rose el-Yousef of July 10-16 are not the first ones attacking Christian missionary efforts in Egypt. Whenever Muslims discover attempts to convert Muslims to Christ they react in anger which poisons the climate between Muslims and Christians in Egypt. An overview of articles which were previously published is given.
Atef Helmi referred in his article to Rick Joyner’s "The Harvest" as an example of Western Charismatic thinking. An outline and evaluation of Joyner’s book is given. Hulsman points to the danger of a self-fulfilling prophesy.
Hulsman asked three Evangelical pastors in Egypt to comment on the two Rose el-Yousef articles. These pastors are certainly not happy with the publications in Rose el-Yousef. Their criticism, however, focuses on the tensions between churches in Egypt and para-Christian organizations, the consequences of Western missionary work in Egypt which lashes back at local Christians as a boomerang and efforts to discredit missionaries by accusing them of links with the CIA and Zionist (friendly) organizations.
Atef Helmi, an Egyptian Catholic, focuses his criticism on what he considers superstition of Egyptian Charismatics who are linked to American Charismatic movements.