2 readers online now  |  69 million page views

When I asked about becoming a Muslim...

Reader comment on item: Finding Allah in Unlikely Places

Submitted by Nathan (Canada), Nov 14, 2008 at 18:58

"How did you become a Muslim?" I asked Nazreen (a Muslim lady) recently.
"I don't know," she answered. "My mother and father were Muslim, so I am also Muslim."
"Oh," I thought to myself, "Is this 'inherited faith'?"
Anyway, I continued. "Are there any members at your Mosque who were not born Muslim?"
"I don't know," she answered. "I don't think so."
"Is it possible for ME to become a Muslim?" I continued.
"I don't know," she replied. "I would have to ask."

I bring this to the attention of the wonderful generous Muslims who are so anxious and willing to convert us non-Muslims to Islam. Most of you people have NO interest in having "outsiders" enter your faith, and I have NO doubt that if I became a Muslim, the LEAST welcome place I would be is the mosque where Nazreen attends 7 days a week with her family. You people are constantly looking for faults and offense everywhere you can find it. Christians have to put up with sacrilege on a daily basis, but one would think that every running shoe is an intentional offense to Allah. So let's cut the BS.

Nuff said.

Submitting....

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Comment on this item

Mark my comment as a response to When I asked about becoming a Muslim... by Nathan

Email me if someone replies to my comment

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

See recent outstanding comments.

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List
eXTReMe Tracker

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2020 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)