Mary and the Conversion of Mohammedans
- It is our firm belief that the fears some entertain concerning the Moslems are not to be realized, but that Moslemism, instead, will eventually be converted to Christianity – and in a way that even some of our missionaries never suspect. It is our belief that this will happen not through the direct teachings of Christianity, but through a summoning of the Moslems to a veneration of the Mother of God.
The Blue Army of Our Lady of Fatima director Fr. Ladis J. Cizik wrote, "The combination of an Islamic name [Fatimah] and Islamic devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary is a great attraction to Moslems" ─ Our Lady And Islam: Heaven's Peace Plan.
Indeed, Fāṭimah bint Muḥammad "the youngest daughter of the Islamic prophet Muhammad.... is the object of great veneration, love, and respect by all Muslims [and] is a vital character in the religion of Islam and is considered a role model for all Muslim women." What is the reason that she "is loved and venerated by all Muslims?" Because "she lived closest to her father (prophet Muhammad) and supported him in his difficulties, is the supporter and loving caretaker of her husband and children, and is the only member of Muhammad's family that gave him descendants."
This devotion to the daughter of their prophet, may God's mercy be upon his soul, seems a post-shadowing of the Catholic devotion to Mary, Mother of God. And, indeed, the mother of 'Īsā is mentioned more than any other woman in their "holy" book — What does the Qur'an say about Mary, the mother of Jesus? If she "is loved and venerated by all Muslims" will she not be all the more so by Muslim women, born trapped in a misogynistic sex cult, in which male adultery and female sexual slavery are sanctioned? Mary's Perpetual Virginity is the Catholic doctrine that best counters the carnality of Islam, and Muslims already believe in it!
The True Faith spread by women in the first century, unlike its enemy which spread by the sword in the sixth. Could what Hilaire Belloc called "The Great and Enduring Heresy of Mohammed" be defeated by women in the twenty-first?