I was browsing through a list of "referrals" for my blog, as I sometimes do when I'm bored to see if anyone is writing about me... lol. Anyway, a neat feature is if someone found me through a google search, I can see their search query. And today I saw someone had visited my blog who was looking for "witnessing to muslim women." In fact, there is a whole book devoted to that topic, which I actually started a (now rather defunct and rarely updated) blog to address.
Nonetheless, I was curious to see what this person's (I imagine a woman) search would reveal, and I found a website that was a brief overview of Islam for Christians who were intent on 'witnessing' to Muslims. By the way, in case you're wondering what this 'witnessing' thing is, let me explain. That's the Christian way of giving da'wah so to speak. Telling you their story (witnessing) of finding Christ (pbuh) and trying to guide you towards Christianity--what they call a personal relationship with Jesus. I find this more among Protestants than Catholics though, just as a point. Anyway, I don't mean to mock at all--the Christian missionaries tend to be rather nice, polite, and sometimes well-informed (about Islam, I mean.) They take their religion seriously on a spiritual level and sincerely try to emulate Jesus (pbuh) in their behavior. And for what it's worth, I think they tend to be pretty genuine as well, in wanting the blessings they get from their spirituality for all their brothers and sisters (in humanity).
Contrast them with some other aggressive "missionary-types" like you might find on a Catholic web forum--armed with Spencer-style bigotry to launch at Muslims, they are actually happy when a person chooses atheism over Islam. So their goal is to get people to abandon living a righteous, spiritual life--not to lead people towards the beauty of Christianity or the Church or anything, but just to get them away from Islam, and I really think some of them would prefer a person just leave Islam than find Christianity.
Now, I don't mean this to classify Protestant missionaries and Catholic missionaries as two different groups--in fact, there are polite well-intended missionaries in both, and aggressive islamophobes in both.
Overall, after dealing with some people who really have to smear Islam by slandering the Prophet (pbuh) and his companions, seriously twisting and distorting historical facts, and demonizing modern-day Muslims, it was really refreshing to see a site that was devoted to preaching to Muslims, but by providing them with a relatively balanced and informed view of Islam. Seriously, they made an effort to go to some English sources written by Muslims about Islam, which is kind of impressive. At least, I was impressed until I stumbled across some of the conversion stories (Muslims to Christianity) which included Jesus (pbuh) driving a bus at hajj, a man who had a seizure upon hearing the beginning of the book of John and converted while unconscious, and a boy who saw visions of Jesus and could predict the future for his friends.
Something I love about being a Muslim is that the Muslims I know who are committed to Islam all at some point embarked on a search for truth, they rationally analyzed the religious and spiritual options in front of them. They approached the Qur'an with questions... and found their questions answered. Their conversion wasn't based on bizarre supernatural phenomena, visions, or dreams... but prayers for guidance, reasoning, and logic. It's just an interesting distinction between converts on both sides, I suppose.