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Someone should answer these questions from Islamic nor non-Islamic perspective

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Submitted by Kurt Basking (United States), Mar 12, 2010 at 01:35

Dear Editor: Just mentioning a problem serves no purpose. Can someone answer these questions from both sides of the fence:

1. Why do so many people convert to Islam? I am assuming that conversions do happen. Is it because of marriage? Due to the availability of 1 billion spokespeople for the religion? Due to people's disillusionment with their current religion? Or due to Islam's love for numbers (they will accept anyone who wants to put a tag on himself)?

2. Why do so many converts turn to violence? Is it because violent and poorly adjusted people tend to convert? Or because there is too much propaganda about Muslims being the victim? Or to the inflexibility that is part of the doctrine? Or because the Islamic doctrine in its current form preaches violence (while violence is considered an outdated method among most other people)?

Are all these reasons true to some extent?

Submitting....

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Tali Fahima - prominent Israeli leftist has converted to Islam [79 words]AmirJun 19, 2010 16:05174564
Someone should answer these questions from Islamic nor non-Islamic perspective [151 words]Kurt BaskingMar 12, 2010 01:35170004
these violent converts to islam show that it is not " poverty " that drives muslims to bomb and kill, but it is simply hate that drives them... 2010 . mar. [205 words]Phil GreendMar 11, 2010 16:22169987
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I agree [24 words]FredSep 27, 2006 05:5630363
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