This is shocking news, but I just confirmed it myself: my former professor, famed Catholic convert Scott Hahn, is becoming Muslim! I talked to him about it and here is what he had to say:
“As you know, the focus of my Scriptural studies has been on the covenant, especially the covenant with Abraham. Recently, I was rereading Genesis and I noticed something I had never noticed before: did you know that Abraham had a son before Isaac? It’s true: his name was Ismael, and he is actually the oldest son of Abraham. And as everyone knows, the oldest son always receives the covenant blessings in Genesis – just look at Cain, Esau, and Reuben. So I realized that Ismael must be the true son of the covenant. So then I did some more research and I found that Islam claims to be descended from Ismael. Well, it doesn’t take a Scripture Scholar like me to realize that Islam must be the way to go.”
Hahn, who will be taking the name Muhammad Abril-fuul, plans to formally join Islam today, April 1st. No word yet on what Hahn’s wife Kimberly thinks of all this, but a well-placed source tells me that she saw Mrs. Hahn shopping for burqas recently.