French Citizen Sophie (Mariam) Petronin Who Adopted Islam in Mali Calls Out to the Western World
Greetings to anyone who follows the right path ..
I'm Sophie Pétronin; As a French, Christian and Catholic woman of white race, having lived as a Christian for 75 years, lived as a captive among Muslims for the last four years and chose the religion of Islam, as I understand it, you were astonished and shocked.
Yes, I was a hostage of Muslims in Mali, the poor country of Africa, but they never acted badly and ugly towards me, and even took care to be extremely respectful. Despite the scarce facilities they had, they asked me what I liked about eating and drinking and they always tried to provide them. They highly respected my privacy and never violated this matter.
I want you to know that none of them have ever abused me verbally or physically, on the other hand, any blessings of my own religion; neither Jesus Christ nor did they insult Mary, in other words, they never acted as you treated the Prophet of Islam, Muhammad ﷺ.
They never enforced the religion of Islam on me, but I saw closely what kind of a religion Islam is from their morality, simple lifestyle, honesty, and mercy.
They have to keep themselves clean despite having a small amount of water, to stand in the presence of their gods five times a day, to fast during the month of Ramadan despite their unsatisfied bellies, to obey the orders of their religion, to the difficult and harsh conditions they have experienced, despite their troubles in hunger and poverty, in an ethical way without darkening their souls.
Muslims living in Mali are quite poor, and moreover, the country they live in is a poor country. They don't have towers like the Eiffel, museums like the Louvre, palaces like Versailles and Elysee, and they don't even know the names of those famous perfumes of France, let alone the fragrances, but despite this, they have clean bodies, soft hearts and sparkling souls.
Yes, they may not have fancy restaurants, luxury cars, towering skyscrapers or dance floors to prove themselves, but their desires were higher than the clouds, their faith stronger than mountains, and their souls soaring through the vast to reach fullness.
Have you ever listened to the recitation of the Quran? They will put aside their daily task and read the Quran day and night, let alone read recite it during their five daily prayers.
If you listened, you might understand what a beautiful thing it is; You would see how your body shivers even if you do not understand its meaning, how your soul is caught in that harmony, how it works deep into the human being’s soul. They are even memorizing all these divine words! Then you realize that these words do not belong to human beings, they are words above the realms, and they have been presented to us as a gift from heaven. Then you wonder and desire to learn its meaning. You finally realize that there are no more captivating phrases than the ones in the Qur’an.
Have you ever put your forehead on the ground and bow down before Allah, who is full of mercy? Did you consult with him about the troubles you have experienced, the solution of the issues that cannot be solved, and shared your hopes with him? Well, have you ever thanked him for the blessings he gave us?
Have you ever felt close to God and Him to you? Have you noticed that you are with Him and He is with you? This is what the Muslims living there do, as they live in simplicity and poverty; see the wealth that they have as they live through poverty.
Their women are black like coal, but their hearts are whiter than milk. Although they wear very plain and loose dresses, they are considered very affectionate and beautiful by their husbands. The women never stay with foreigner men, never let a foreign man into their house when their husband is away; they do not pollute this innocence with the search for sin, gossip and flaws.
They do not drink, gamble, commit adultery, know homosexuality, and leave their husbands for their pet dogs.
The Muslims of that region respect all the divine prophets, Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary more than we do. -I changed my name to Mariam because of my love and affection for the Virgin Mary. They do not see Mary apart from Fatima, the daughter of the Prophet of Islam ﷺ, and his wife Hatice.
If you ask how they respect and bless Jesus Christ more than we do; I would like to answer you as follows: Yes, they love Jesus more than us. We shed the blood of many sinless poor people in the name of Christ, but Jesus was against these kinds of acts, then we made them our slaves, plundered all their underground and above-ground wealth, destroyed their present and future lives, even though Jesus Christ also prohibited people from all of these destructive acts.
With the inhumane Colonization, with our ruthless education, we tackled them and seized the wealth of Muslim countries. Although we had many projects for them to develop, we continued to use them like slaves with pressure, inflicted conflict among them, sold deadly weapons to them, and then labeled them as terrorists, but they were not the terrorists!
However, they preferred to approach us hostages with the morals of Jesus Christ, that is written in the scriptures, taught in churches, but his ways are no longer seen on earth today.
Finally… I did not want to reveal that I converted to Islam in the land of dear Mali. Because you would claim that they forced me to convert to Islam; That is why I waited for the day when I would be free and I would cry out to millions of French in my own country, France, to Europe, the continent where I live, that I left the religion of Christianity and became a Muslim.
I accepted the religion of Islam, that you worked day and night against it, ruthlessly resorted to conspiracies and tricks, attacked its lands with international organizations and intelligence agencies with a thousand excuses, destroyed the lands it owned from the Euphrates to the Nile, and finally you accused of it being the terrorist. But I would like to tell you that; Islam created a peace and compassion in my heart that I could not even dream of, cleansed my mind of all bad thoughts and made me live my emotions.
I can no longer see France, which shines in all its glory, Mali, which is poor but humble, and whose every corner is filled with sorrow from the suffering you have caused, is very precious to me. That is why I have decided to return to that very fertile land despite it being poor.
But I will make this journey back after talking about Islam to my family and friends who are living in my homeland France, and the people of Europe, whose future I am very concerned about. I hope my people will be saved as soon as possible; they must taste the indescribable taste of servitude as I have. I want to tell them about the savior that all religions have promised.
I also invite you to this religion of glories; This is the religion of Islam, which was passed on from Adam to Noah, from Abraham to Moses and even to Jesus Christ, and eventually to Muhammad. My hope is that the merciful sun of Islam shines on this horrible planet buried in darkness. That is how peace will surround everywhere again. Of course, this is not a difficult thing for Allah Almighty. I trusted Allah and to him I will return.
Peace be upon those who follow the right path!
Reborn in the shadow of Islam