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To Raayee, Most conversions take place in prisons

Reader comment on item: More Converts to Terrorism
in response to reader comment: So, why are more people converting to Islam in America?

Submitted by Khan (United States), Dec 21, 2005 at 18:23

Rayee, It appears that you are using mosque source for your numbers. Although no confirmed census has been taken by any one at national level, one could figure out by looking at muslims coming for Eid prayers in large congregations (most muslims show up for Eid prayer, even those who are marginally religious and pray rarely).In my city over 25000 congregate and I can say with certainty, that besides subcontinent and arab muslims , there are some blacks and occasional hispanic women, but white converts are rarities. The fact is that muslim ministry is most successful in prisons where they convert black and hispanics. It is well known in muslim circles. Of all the black muslims I talked to, most I found to have converted in prisons.

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