It is much more correct to call them “education centers”. You know… you are not well, just get back to Islam:
A two-hour journey from the capital city of Kuala Lumpur revealed an isolated encampment where some Christian converts say they’ve been taken in order to be forced back to Islam.
The Malaysian government calls the facilities — retreat centers. Muslims willingly come there to strengthen their faith.
CBN News spoke to one Christian who wanted to remain anonymous, in fear he would be taken back to one of the “faith purification” facilities.
“They were clearly angry and they wanted to kill me, but they did not harm me physically,” he recalled. “I know of many others. They force you to recite Islamic prayers and the Koran, to do all the things you’re suppose to do as a Muslim.”
“They’re trying to force us to believe what we can’t believe,” the man continued. “These re-education centers come from the power of darkness.”
“Nathan,” another former Muslim who’s identity is being protected, said he lost his property, job and family after officials learned he’d become a Christian. He’s hiding from the government so we’re also protecting his identity.
“I’ve lost it all (but) does it matter? I mean, Jesus said in the Word what we should seek for is everlasting treasure,” Nathan explained. “I have counted my cost. I count my cost and I don’t mind paying for it… even if it means losing my life.”
Traditionally, Malays are Muslim. Five years ago, there were less than 200 Malay Christians in the country. Today, there are an estimated 1,000 or more.