We don’t know why Paul Bilal Williams, a British convert to Islam, has deleted his blogs and disappeared. His “bloggingtheology.wordpress.com” is gone; his You Tube page is gone; and his blog on Kant and philosophy is gone.
Maybe he is just tired and doesn’t want to deal with the internet anymore. Maybe there was another tragedy in his life. Maybe he is genuinely disillusioned with Islam. Or maybe he just wants to change his apologetic material for Islam to a different web-site and domain. Or maybe someone hacked into his web-site and destroyed it. (That happened to another Muslim who goes by “The Grandverbalizer19”) Maybe it is another reason that I cannot think of.
He was so sure of himself in Islam and his own judgment of the mistakes of the west in history, and the mistakes of conservative Bible believing Christianity; that it is hard to believe it would be anything but either fatique or disillusionment with Islam; or disillusionment with other Muslims, or someone hacking his site.
Maybe he is disillusioned with other Muslims (as he wrote about before being disillusioned with some other Muslims), but wants to hold on to Islam in a private kind of way. Whatever it is, Christians should not gloat or swagger or boast or mock or call him names. Jesus said “love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” (Matthew 5:44) Proverbs 24:17 says, “Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, and do not let your heart be glad when he stumbles.” (Proverbs 24:17) We are not personal enemies, only “doctrinal adversaries” in that we argue against one another’s doctrines. (The Truth of Christianity and the Bible vs. his claim that Islam is true.)
We should pray for Paul Bilal Williams and his soul. Christians need to display humility and brokeness over other people’s struggles and mental suffering; and the sin and false doctrines and suffering in this world. I wish Paul Williams the best – true peace (John 14:27; Romans 5:1; Matthew 11:28-30), true joy (Luke 2:10; John 15:11), salvation from sin (Matthew 1:21), and love from the God of the Bible (Romans 8:28-39; 1 John 4:8-19) – and hope and pray that the true God of the Bible, the Triune God, will open his heart to see “the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ”. 2 Corinthians 4:6, Acts 16:14
Addendum: January 2, 2014 Paul Bilal Williams changed his website to ( I had to get rid of this completely because there seems to be some Malware or scam on this when clicked on) (see also in the combox comments below, where he let me know of his new site). His wordpress website disappeared a few days before Dec. 12, when I wrote this article, and then he got his new website up on Dec. 24 ( or 23).
It turns out this was the right guess as to what happened:
Or maybe he just wants to change his apologetic material for Islam to a different web-site and domain.
On his new website, ( I had to get rid of this url link, see above) he is reproducing basically the same material that he was cranking out at his bloggingtheology.wordpress.com blog. Most of it is using western liberal scholarship and some not so liberal scholarship to try to cast doubt upon the Bible where ever he can find a subtle scholarly writer whom he can leverage to his advantage to try to cause doubt on the truth and inerrancy and the historical reliability of the Bible.