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One possible answer for the difference in conversion rates ...

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Submitted by Sean (United States), Jul 21, 2006 at 17:00

... is that it is much easier to become a Muslim than a Jew, as the story notes:

"In contrast to Jewish conversions, which last months and often years, to become Muslim one must only convince the [Islamic] court that one's intentions are sincere and declare faith in Allah."

Make it hard for people to convert and, obviously, fewer will.

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