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Lisa Bauer's Avatar Jump to comment 25 by Lisa Bauer

Dwain --

That's just the "teaser" intro; a couple of pages in I go into what attracted me to Islam long before I ever darkened the door of a mosque. Also, Part 3 goes into some (rather excruciating!) detail about why I was attracted to Islam, specifically.

However, if you want to know if there was anything in the West or its culture and/or politics that drove me to Islam, well, there wasn't really anything. I'm not much help for trying to find out why male converts may be attracted to violence and extremism in Islam and convert for that reason, or why non-practicing Muslim males suddenly have a "born-again" (so to speak!) experience and rush off to be part of the latest extremist jihad. Female converts tend to have rather different experiences, though they too may be attracted to some of the same sentiments (though I never was).

Thu, 04 Feb 2010 17:45:00 UTC | #438517