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"Several" ? - How about One!

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Submitted by Jaladhi (United States), Jun 16, 2006 at 15:37

You wrote: "Several of the individuals arrested on terrorism charges in Canada were formerly Hindu (I believe with East Indian backgrounds), but they converted to radical Islam. For me, if Hindus are likely to convert, why not Anglicans or Catholics, etc?"

As I recall reading in the newspapers, only one person among the seventeen arrested was a former Hindu as opposed to "several". Again he did not convert to "radical" Islam. He just converted to Islam. As is often the case, the new converts to Islam are more Muslim in their zeal as if to prove it to the rest of the Muslims ( I am not justifying this terrorist's action here, simply stating that's how it is). John Walker Lindh ( a Christian?) who was fighting for Taliban perfectly fits this pattern.

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