Why Are Westerners Converting to Islam?
September 19, 2006 § 5 Comments
I have written about this before, but I found this article particularly interesting. The article entitled, “Allah’s Recruits” is actually an August archive from Time Magazines eMagazine in partnership with CNN. However, it was interesting and I thought that it would generate interesting conversation among the readers of Wa Salaam.
The story begins with the details of a young man’s life as it reads,
“Jamal Harwood prays five times a day. He doesn’t drink, smoke or eat pork. He’s active in his local Muslim community, and he’s very serious about the need for an Islamic state. But if you passed him on the street, you would have no idea. Not just because Harwood, a financial consultant in London, wears a suit instead of traditional Muslim dress. Or because he keeps his beard cropped fashionably close. But because he’s white.” (Jumana Farouky, Time)