Jehovah's Witnesses Learn Arabic to Reach Out to Muslims in Detroit

December 12, 2004

Source: The Detroit News

On December 12, 2004 The Detroit News reported, "long famous for using the most rudimentary technique to market their religion -- the method of the door-to-door salesman -- Jehovah's Witnesses are becoming increasingly sophisticated in their quest to bring people to their spiritual beliefs. With some 6 million adherents in 230 countries, the Jehovah's Witnesses say their growing task in Metro Detroit, where there are about 125,000 to 200,000 Muslims, is to speak in Arabic about the Bible. In the same neighborhoods, just a decade ago, the Jehovah's Witnesses approached a largely Christian population to talk about the Bible and Jesus Christ. Now, Christianity is meeting Islam on the front porch."