byÂ David Solway
At an alarming rate, Westerners strip themselves of their identity and past.
An alarming feature of our current sociocultural world is the striking frequency of conversions to Islam across the entire gamut of Western private and public life:Â prisonersconverting to the religion of peace in record numbers;Â womenÂ who crave the emotional comfort and feeling of security that donning the hijab or the niqab purportedly confers; disaffected youth who find purpose and meaning in attending the mosque, often becoming radicalized in the process; African-Americans reacting against Christianity as the white man’s religion and who “associate conversionÂ to Islam with recovering their ethnic heritage”; political figures who, whether secretly or publicly, swear by the Koran, the most conspicuous recent example being the bizarre spectacle ofÂ Arnoud Van Doorn, one of the Dutch producers of the uncompromising anti-Islam filmFitnaÂ and a former leading member of Geert Wilders’ Freedom Party,Â happily and gratefullyÂ converting to Islam. Even aÂ Gitmo prison guardÂ proved unable to resist the seduction of Islam. To read only aÂ partial listÂ of notable converts to Islam is chastening. Â (More)
Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s ‘All American Girl’ Wife Converted to Islam, Adopted the Veil
The family of Katherine Russell, Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s wife, claimed over the weekend that they never really knew the “real” Tamerlan. But they knew their daughter, and watched as she transformed from a regular American girl into aÂ bride of Islam over the course of about three years.
Katherine Russell, the widow of Boston bomb suspect, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was ‘an all-American girl who was brainwashed’ by her extremist husband according to one schoolfriend.
30,000 US citizens embrace Islam every year: Scholar
Typical babble about islam being misunderstood, peace and interfaith harmony atÂ Associated Press of PakistanÂ thanks to Mullah:
Â Marriam Ahmed, Assistant Director Programmes and Operations in the Berkeley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs at Georgetown University, United States, was addressing as a guest speaker of a lecture titled “Islam and America Today: From 9/11 to Boston Bombings” here at International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI), Female Campus. …