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In repond to Mr Jonny B Good (Indonesia), submitted on Jun 25, 2004 at 03:30

Reader comment on item: [The American Muslim Council:] 'Mainstream' Muslims?
in response to reader comment: Why Christians hate Muslims- Adem

Submitted by Amira Mohamed (Australia), May 16, 2009 at 09:23

Dear for your information the below some of the famous people that converted to Islam NOT for marriage BUT for love of Islam. Islam is growing because it is indeed the way of life, Islam does not promote hate against non believers, it gives an honorable place to women, that is why a lots of female are converting to Islam, here in Australia I know 20,000 converts with blond hair and blue eyes! it is also said that at least 20 to 30,000 Americans convert to Islam a year. Scientists and professors are converting to Islam. So do you still think the reasons you have stated are correct? It may pay to do your home workJ

List of famous converts from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_converts_to_Islam

Ahmad Thomson - British barrister

Abdul-Karim al-Jabbar (Sharmon Shah) - former NFLFootball player

Abu Tammam - 9th century Arab poet born to Christian parents

Ahmad Rashād - Emmy award-winning sportscaster (mostly with NBC Sports)

Ahmad Thomson - British barrister

Akhenaton - French rapper

Alexander Litvinenko - former Russian spy converted to Islam on his deathbed

Alexander Russell Webb - Former Presbyterian.[14] American journalist

André Carson - former Baptist

Anthony Green or Abdul Raheem Green, Converted from Catholicism to Islam

Art Blakey - American Jazz musician

Aukai Collins - fought in Chechnya, paid FBI informant

Benjamin Chavis - controversial former head of the NAACP; joined the Nation of Islam,

Bernard Hopkins - American boxer

Betty Shabazz - wife of Malcolm X; former Methodist

Bruno Metsu - French coach of the Senegal team at the 2002 FIFA World Cup[26

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