Monday, March 20, 2006

Why do people convert to Islam?

I have been wondering about this for sometime.

Recently I was watching a TV show that featured a 40-something woman, born into and raised by a Christian family. But she looked the way one would expect a Muslima to look like: hair covered, and no make-up. She had converted (or as the Muslims would say, ‘reverted’) to Islam about 5 years ago. She had met a Muslim man and had ‘reverted’ to Islam upon or shortly after marrying him.

When asked by the TV interviewer on why she had converted, her answer was: “Through my husband and his family and friends I found out that Islam is the religion of peace and this is why I got attracted to it. The Quran teaches us all we have to know about life.”

I could hardly believe my ears… but then I realized that I had heard these words before, many times, from other Muslims. And, I also realized that the important part of her reply was the second part—“the Quran teaches us all we have to know…”

To me this means, if you’re Muslim, you don’t even need a brain. All you need is to learn how to read the Quran, or find someone who is willing to teach it to you.

So, my guess is that some people who have been raised over here, in the West, are not happy with our freedom. With freedom of mind, speech, expression, and thought, they must feel overwhelmed. They are weak minded and they crave structure in their lives—something or someone that tells them how to breathe, how to pray, when to pray, what to eat, what to wear, what to think, and on and on….

I think that the phrase “Islam is a peaceful religion” does not refer to Islam being peaceful towards “Kafirs” or even its own members. Rather, the ‘peace’ they must be always referring to is, ”peace of mind”, or what I would better describe as ‘laziness of mind’. All you have to do is read the Total Guide to the Universe (the Quran) and it will show you everything you need to know in life. You don’t need to think for yourself, find out anything for yourself, or even plan your own future. It’s all written in Quran! You don’t have to worry about people who get beheaded, enslaved, or killed. And you certainly don’t have to feel sorry for any of them… because the Quran is taking care of it, and the Quran is always right.

Celebrities who converted (or are on the verge to) to Islam: Michael Jackson (ahmmm…no comment), Cassius Clay (aka Muhammad Ali…too many hits on your head might cause brain damages), Cat Stevens (ok, his music used to be nice.. before…)..

Ahemmm… this reminds me of another question that I have been wondering about: how many followers of Islam did win important prizes (like Nobel, Pulitzer etc.) in the past? Muslims are outnumbering Jews by a huge number... how come so many Jewish people won these kind of prizes.. but only few Muslims??? Hmmmm...?

102 comments:

Conan said...

Two VERY good points you made there...1. you turn off your brain when you 'submit' and the only peace is believing all answers come from the Koran. Like who to hate, who and how to kill or mutilate, who to subjegate etc. HA!

Cubed © said...

Yeah, Conan, that poor woman was probably EXHAUSTED by all that thinking, making choiced, trying to figure out the difference between good and bad, what she should wear, and all that! Poor thing!

There are a couple of other things that contribute to the ease with which some people convert and give reasons like hers, and that is, they have never experienced anything but freedom, and they probably don't realize that life under another system could be substantially different.

She's probably thinking something like, "Why, everything is just the same, except I call God "Allah," I dress differently, I pray five times a day and have a different diet - and oh, I don't like dogs!"

The woman is probably clueless about Islam, and we have to lay the blame for that squarely on our PC school system.

dag said...

V.S. Maipaul writes about this in Among the Believers, perhaps in the later chapters on Indonesia, wherein a father id distraught over a daughter becoming more Islamic all the time, giving up her future as a professional to pursue a life of marriage and beatings. The father says "You used to love learning. What's happening to you?" The girl shrugs and goes off to pray.

Islam is nature's way of pouring bleach in the gene pool.

Daffersd said...

As far as I can work out, indigenous males who convert are absolutely useless at attracting the opposite sex, so Islam with its women are just there for breeding attitude appeals to these losers in a major way.

beakerkin said...

I was aware of the Mohamed and marrying his daughter in law. However I did not put that story together with the prohibition on adoption.

You should post that here as it is important.

MissingLink said...

peace of mind”,
Yep too many decision = migrene.

Cubed,
The woman is probably clueless about Islam,
Fortunately for us 95% (approximately) of Muslims have no idea about Islam.
And it's a bit like with cigarette smoking - most of it is purely mechanical, automatic.
Unfortunately for us they will still follow their leaders if requested.

Amit Ghate said...

>Ahemmm… this reminds me of another question that I have been wondering about: how many followers of Islam did win important prizes (like Nobel, Pulitzer etc.) in the past?<

6th column had a post on that fwiw: http://sixthcolumn.blogspot.com/2006/03/nobel-prize-committee-is-controlled-by.html

European Kafir said...

amit ghate: thanks for your info, very interesting post!
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European Kafir said...

amit ghate: thanks for your info, very interesting post!

Always On Watch said...

They are weak minded and they crave structure in their lives—something or someone that tells them how to breathe, how to pray, when to pray, what to eat, what to wear, what to think, and on and on.

Over the past several decades, Christianity--and indeed out entire societal tone--has become one of little structure. I also oftn refer to "the moral bankruptcy of the West," which I see as Sixties thinking. Some people seem to need structure very much, much as a child needs boundaries because those boundaries represent love. Also, there is the cult element to Islam, and psychologists give many reasons as to why people join cults. Furthermore, the rituals of Islam may satisfy obsessive-compulsive tendencies.

Could some of these conversions to Islam be searches for "that something" which gives life spiritual meaning?

Don't get me wrong....I don't believe that Islam is the answer. But perhaps converts think it is!

As a woman, I cannot figure out wny any woman would willingly enter into the enslavement of Islam. Of course, muslimas claim that are not enslaved.

Chris said...

shame to cat stevens, he is a charage for all greeks, shame on him.

Many of my co-patriots were forced to convert. Ottoman rules used to convert all over the Balkans. There were the crypto-christians as they were called.

The infamour 'peadomazoma' was when turkish soldiers were going to christian villages and taking the young boys to convert them to islam and to become soldiers of allah (Jennisars). Unfortinately the best soldiers of the ottoman jehad were sons of greek and serb families that were forced to convert to islam. This has happened also in egypt, syria and jordan where million of christian orthodoxs were forced to convert to Islam. This happens also today in egypt with the copt orthodoxs

Avenging Apostate said...

European Kafir,

Beautiful post.

To me this means, if you’re Muslim, you don’t even need a brain. All you need is to learn how to read the Quran, or find someone who is willing to teach it to you.

Now that you have figured this out, you know how to deal with Moslems. Koran does the thinking for the Moslems.

So, my guess is that some people who have been raised over here, in the West, are not happy with our freedom. With freedom of mind, speech, expression, and thought, they must feel overwhelmed. They are weak minded and they crave structure in their lives—something or someone that tells them how to breathe, how to pray, when to pray, what to eat, what to wear, what to think, and on and on….

Exactly, it is not that Islam is something beautiful but some people just prefer to live in the 7th century, where just the leader of the tribe had to think how to run the tribe and others just followed. Today that leader is the Koran for many.

JFP said...

I know two converts to Islam, both of them leftist Americans. One is a woman who was a lesbian in college, but she gave that up when she converted. I understand that she did it because of Sufi poetry. But in both cases, I would say it is leftists being what I call "half-critical": they are very critical of some things (such as America) but quite uncritical of others (such as anything opposing America).

amali1999 said...

European Kafir, where did you get your education?

European Kafir said...

amali1999: go burn a flag, go burn my countries embassy, cause I dared to express my personal opinion.
as for me: I needn`t ask you where you got your education from... it`s just too obvious...

Ahmad ********** Jad said...

In the name of Allah the master of the Universe, assalamikum ualeikumkum.
Why you speak badly about our belovd riligion of Islam? The woman are given the equal rights in islam,and you dont understand islam, islam means peace. You, shut up woman, you. You must make food and babis. The Holy Quran gives woman freedom. And about this nobel prize - ooo, this is all juish conspirasy. Nobel prize is a prize that was establisht by the zionist media in order to lessen the muslim achivments and never given to muslims. And we don't need this kafir prize, becoz it's against Allah (the master of the universe, the almighty Bongholio). That's it, and stop speeking badly about Islam, you woman. Assalamikumalekim and may Allah the almighty Bongholio punish you, you kafir.

The Anti-Jihadist said...

Slavery is freedom. Black is white. More Muslim nonsense, disinformation and taqiyya.

mr z said...

ahh.
if u do think properly, your argument is quite immature. im quite ammused that you cant argue against islam properly.
lol.

quote:

dag said...
V.S. Maipaul writes about this in Among the Believers, perhaps in the later chapters on Indonesia, wherein a father id distraught over a daughter becoming more Islamic all the time, giving up her future as a professional to pursue a life of marriage and beatings. The father says "You used to love learning. What's happening to you?" The girl shrugs and goes off to pray.

Islam is nature's way of pouring bleach in the gene pool.


the girl shrugs off learning and went to pray.

dag obviously doesnt have a clue about islam.'


one of the best solutions: speak yo a muslim scholar and u can be guaranteed a shock of your life. you may even consider islam.

it doesnt harm to try. only if u dare to find out the truth unless u just want to live a 'clueless' and 'routine' life.

mr z said...

people dont really know the real meaning of jihad.
and the horrendous thing is that non muslims are misusing it.

mr z said...

trying searching for famous intellectuals who converted to islam.

there are many if you are a torroise hiding in your shell.

knowing the reasons for their conversion would be interesting.

or even debate between islam and other religions claiming to be true.

another informative website:

www.harunyahya.com

mr z said...

great website showing great info.
christian scientist conveting to islam and facts from your easy-to-get books.



http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Agora/4229/women.html

mr z said...

According to "The Almanac Book of Facts", the population increased 137% within the past decade, Christianity increased 46%, while Islam increased 235%.

In a recent poll in the (US), 100,000 people per year in America alone, are converting to Islam. For every 1 male convert to Islam, 4 females convert to Islam, Why?

It is Clear why Christians are converting.

1. Christian Scientists are declaring the Koran is from God. Visit Here for Christian and atheist Scientists who convert to Islam and why: http://wings.buffalo.edu/sa/muslim/library/jesus-say/ch13.html

2. The Christian Bishops and Priests are admitting the Bible has tensions. http://wings.buffalo.edu/sa/muslim/library/jesus-say/ch2.1.html

3. Jesus is a Muslim: http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Agora/4229/jam.html

The question still remains, why are more women converting than men to Islam ?
Perhaps they realize their Soul is worth the Factual Research.

1. The Bible Convicts Women as the original
Sinners, (ie. Eve picking from the forbidden
tree){Genesis 2:4-3:24}. The Koran Clarifies it
was Adam Not Eve {Qur'an 7:19-25}

2. The Bible says "The Birth of a Daughter is a
loss" {Ecclesiasticus 22:3}. The Qur'an says both
are an Equal Blessing { Qur'an 42:49}

3. The Bible Forbids Women from Speaking in
church {I Corinthians 14:34-35}. The Qur'an says
Women Can argue with the Prophet {58:1}

4. In the Bible, divorced Women are Labeled as
an Adulteress, while men are not {Matthew 5:31-32}. The
Koran does Not have Biblical double standards
{ Qur'an 30:21}

5. In The Bible, Widows and Sisters do Not
Inherit Any Property or Wealth, Only men
do{Numbers 27:1-11}The Koran Abolished this
male greediness { Qur'an 4:22} and God Protects
All.


6. The Bible Allows Multiple Wives{I Kings 11:3}
In The Koran, God limits the number to 4 only
under certain situations (with the Wife's
permission)and Prefers you Marry Only One
Wife{ Qur'an 4:3} The Koran gives the Woman
the Right to Choose who to Marry.


7. "If a man happens to meet a virgin who is not
pledged to be married and rapes her and they are
discovered, he shall pay the girl's father fifty
shekels of silver. He must marry the girl, for he
has violated her. He can never divorce her as long
as he lives" {Deuteronomy 22:28-30}


One must ask a simple question here, who is
really punished, the man who raped the woman or
the woman who was raped? According to the
Bible, you have to spend the Rest of Your Life
with the man who Raped You.


The Prophet Muhammad Says {Volume 9, Book
86, Number 101} Narrated by Aisha:" It is
essential to have the consent of a virgin (for the
marriage)".


Would the Christian men Reading this prefer the
Women they know to Be Christian or Muslim?


8. The Bible also asks Women to wear veils as in
Islam {I Corinthians 11:3-10}, this lowers the
chance of rape, (God Forbid), see statistic link
below.


9. Women were given rights to Vote less than a
100 years ago in the (US), while the Quran (42:38) gave
Women Voting rights almost 1,500 years ago.

10. Islam has unconfined Women and has given them
the human right to reach for the sky. There have been
Muslim Women Presidents through out the centuries,
but to this date, the oppressive mentality of the
men in the Western U.S.A. has stopped any Women from becoming
Presidents in predominately Christian countries,
while the Muslim countries have voted for and
elected Female Presidents.

Anonymous said...

look all of you people are saying things that don't have are based on what you hear and what you think, but you should read about the subject and get information. but all of you people are just babbling opinons without a backup.

Anonymous said...

You people make me sick. You make a website just to discriminate muslims?!? None of this trash that you have stated so far is true. Muslims are not mindless drones who can't think for themselves, they are lucky human beings who have been fortunate enough to have been able to "see the light." Look into anything to do with Islam which isn't from a sick person who enjoys discriminating other people because of their religion. Go look at a translation of the holy Koran and you'll find nothing but good from it. How do I know this? I am a muslim.

Anonymous said...

YOU GUYS HAVE NO RIGHT SAYING ALL THESE THINGS ABOUT A RELIGION YOU ARE NOT EVEN FAMILIAR WITH!!! YOU GUYS DISGUST ME!!

Anonymous said...

After studying world religions, it is obvious that Islam was created by a man who combined many religions, especially the older pagan religions of his day that he was exposed to, as well as with some Jewish and Christian traditions, to make it more acceptable to them. Many of the traditions of Islam were present before Mohammad created Islam a bit over one millenium ago. Islam has too many factual errors within the Koran and with its interpretations to be considered "error-free". In fact, Islam is QUITE similar in nature to the Mormon religion, in its creation. Both men claimed they spoke with God, both were great story tellers and writers, both were avid polygamists, both had access to previous religious books to base their own on, and NEITHER WAS EVER ABLE TO PERFORM ANY MIRACLES, the historic sign of being a great prophet that God has granted.
The Koran itself was obviously a collection of modified and plaijurized portions of other books. As Mohammed was frequently around travellers, he would have easily come upon many books from many religions. There are factual claims to back this up:
For instance, the Koran claims that semen originates from the backbone, when it obviously does not. This was an ancient theory, but nonetheless, a well known fact (which was later proven false of course)
(http://answering-islam.org/Quran/Science/semenproduction.htm)
Did you know - Quran (4:34) orders a man to beat his wife if she doesn't obey him?
Quran 4:34: Men are the maintainers of women because Allah has made some of them to excel others and because they spend out of their property; the good women are therefore obedient, guarding the unseen as Allah has guarded; and (as to) those on whose part you fear desertion, admonish them, and leave them alone in their sleeping places and beat them; then if they obey you, do not seek a way against them; surely Allah is High, Great.
(http://answering-islam.org/Silas/wife-beating.htm)
Of course Islamic scholars will attempt to twist the translations around in an attempt to disprove the obvious errors in the Koran, and many will believe them, but that is their loss, people are like sheep and most feel justified in believing whatever someone with a supposed authority tells them, regardless of how insane their reasoning is....

Anonymous said...

Speaking of womens rights in Islam, one needs only look at the news to see a woman lashed for being alone with someone not from her family, or needing the testimony of at least 3 eye-witnessing men to prove that she was raped. A woman's vote does not count for as much as a man's in Islamic Law. Women are forced to cover their entire bodies in many Islamic countries, head to toe.
Not to mention that the Quran itself says to kill anyone that leaves Islam, man or woman.

Ben said...

Mr. Z, I would suggest you play devil's advocate on your referenced information, as most of it is wrong, or taken out of context. Referencing Solomon having hundreds of wives was not an advocation of it, in fact, that particular story was about Soloms sins and his falling from grace with God.
Look up the verses you reference before you quote them as fact from some random website. Too many people believe things without researching them, like you.

Aaliya said...

Just letting u know some...people who kill people dont fallow the quran soo i dont get it why ..u christian always blame it on it..and if th white women wanted to convert is her life why you people care about it if you dont want to follow it soo just dont why you getting on other people cases like you said we can express our feelings and whatever we feel right?? so isnt she allow to convert to any religion she wants ...is her opinion and thats how she feels...

The Anti-Jihadist said...

Anybody, of any gender, or of any race, who 'reverts' to Islam should have their head examined. Such a person is either being duped, deceived, or is already criminally minded and wants Allah's sanction to continue their life of crime.

All things being equal, ANYTHING is better than being Muslim. Buddhists, Hindus, Jews, Wiccans, Zoroastrians, Agnostics, Atheists. Even Devil Worshippers are preferable to Muslims, as the followers of Lucifer don't fly planes into skyscrapers, or walk bombs into nightclubs.

Unless, of course, Allah is another nom de guerre for Lucifer...

Anonymous said...

why do people convert to islam? because it is within all of us, and because Islam is reasonable. Read qur'an with heart.

Stop hatred or mockering, truth however will always be truth.

Qais said...

hallo all....im a muslim(.u can hate me for that) ...i know muslims have done many mistakes in the past and present...and will be doing in the future..what i want to say is that, dont try to believe/learn islam by watching the media and muslim people.. when you get free time if possible read the holy quran..u may be thinking that i hate christians..but my close friends are febin ,biju antony,george,bonnie...and many others..in india we respect each other..but one thing ...i hate your govt(u.s)..they want to interfere and destroy others..and for the same reason some poor nice people had to suffer in your country(by the terrosist ttacks)...according to quran .this terrorists will also be punished for killing innocent people..we have brain..so we can take decisions..just read holy quran before writing such comments..k.i dont want u to believe but i want u to understand that all ur concept based islam is wrong(based on muslim people may be right)...if this letter makes u hurt in any way..im sry..thanx for reading..

Anonymous said...

LOOK INTO EACH RELIGION AND ASK YOUR SELF..IS JESUS SON OF GOD??? THINK TWICE..DO UR RESEARCH?? IF U CAN! LOOK BACK AT THE HISTORY IF U HAVE TO!

ISLAM IS THE TRUE RELIGION AND MOHAMMED IS THE LAST PROFERT! THE ONLY 1 1 1 GOD!

GOD BLESS ALL OF U!!

DAY OF JUGEMENT DAY IS VERY CLOSE!

BE PARPARED!

BYE!

Anonymous said...

EACH DAY GOES BY......EVEYONE WANTS TO MAKE MONEY MONEY MONEY! THINK ONCE UR DEAD....U LEAVE EVEYTHING BEHIND...SO BE READY!

LOVE UR PARENTS...RESPECT UR PARENTS....TAKE CARE OF EACH OTHER....HELP THE POOR! AND DONT STEAL AND CHEAT!

THINK......THINK...ABOUT WOT I AM SAYING....LIFE TOOOO SHORT! TIME FLYIN LIKE NOTHING....

MAY ALLAH HAVE MERCY ON US!

ALLAH ONE!

TAKE CARE

LOVE - MUSLIM BRO!

Anonymous said...

I find these comment amazing at how ignorant people really are! lol..When i started to read up about Islam i did it with an open heart and mind! if people have perceptions on their own about Islam they will never really know the truth! The truth is Islam is the real religion! The quran Hasnt been altered one single bit for so many years! Yet the Torah has and the Bible!..Well lets not even go to how many addition there are of them! What i also find amazing is muslims actually respect true jewish and christians as it says the are the people of the Book! meaning overall they believe in the one good and have a book of guidance! only problem is their books have been distorted over the years..corrupted! That is a fact!

And yes you do need to have a brain, Arabic is one of the hardest languages ever! not only that, but the Quran language is different to normal arabic. no1 can even try and write how the Quran is written, its all in poetry and people have tried and failed!

One question! why did Alistair Crowley says..The Mans book of law will replace the Quran! Why would someone who is a statanic worshipper say that? He was possessed by satan and he told him to say that! HHHMMMMM!

Well the Final Testamant is the Quran!

It says....People that are blibd and deaf will always stay that way, so theres no point in you trying to show them the light!

Well i hope people who read this try and find out what the truth is and not go by what others say and what the media says!

ANOTHER THING, ANYONE heard of the NEW WORLD ORDER!

People get more clued on and stop thinking about this life and think of the next!

Stop saying nasty things about others!

You will find out when you be judged and questioned by your lord!

Christians - Christ
Judaism - Juda
Buddaism - Budda
Sikhism - Sikhs
Hinduism - Hindus
Islam - Muslims! SEE ANY DIFFERENCE???????

MAY GOD HAVE MERCY ON US AND FORGIVE US FOR YOUR SINS...INSHALLAH..

Anonymous said...

u not wat mr z is ryt wats da point of taking all ur anger on one relgion which is true.... if u cant argue propely y do so .... i no y ... cos u no so many ppl r becomin muslims nd that shows its da true religion.. plus the quran doesnt teach bad things it teaches u the way of life so u can go to heaven but if u choose the opposite nd if ur a muslim well hell is their abode ... ive said what i needed 2 say 4 now...

Anonymous said...

u not wat mr z is ryt wats da point of taking all ur anger on one relgion which is true.... if u cant argue propely y do so .... i no y ... cos u no so many ppl r becomin muslims nd that shows its da true religion.. plus the quran doesnt teach bad things it teaches u the way of life so u can go to heaven but if u choose the opposite nd if ur a muslim well hell is their abode ... ive said what i needed 2 say 4 now...

Anonymous said...

yeh lol how can u believe such a thing that God has a son then say his son is god or wateva u lot say loooooooool!!!!!!! im not tryin 2 put ur religion down yeh but if ur gonna put myn nd da muslims religion down ie.islam sorry dats wat u get...

Anonymous said...

first of all u anti jihadist u hav no ryt 2 use the word jihad in such a way when u even dunno wat it means and second of all muslims are following the true religion dont belive wait till u r judged in the hereafter by the only and one Allah. u hav no ryt 2 say nefin bout our religion cos deyres a lot of things muslims can say bout any other religion which isnt even a true religion cos islam is the only true religion. ur gonna get so much sin 4 sayin stuff about Almighty Allah may allah 4giv u nd every1 else folowing da foosteps lyk u r.

hamed said...

THIIS IS THE MOST BLATANT RACIST STATEMENT THAT I HAVE EVER HEARD. ISLAM IS PEACEFUL. ALL MUSLIMS THINK, WE ARE NOT DUMB.

The Anti-Jihadist said...

Observation of converts, or "reverts" to Islam convinces me that many of them are the kind of people who are either 1) misinformed about Islam or 2) emotionally or 3) mentally unstable. When I write "misinformed" I mean they are unaware of just how deeply Islam digs a permanent divide between Believer and Infidel, and how it is a collectivist faith, essentially one which finds recruits for the army of Islam, and once they have signed up, does not let them -- ever -- withdraw, though in the Western world it is still possible, given our police, to protect those who leave Islam.

How many of these converts are told, before they join that army of Islam, that they must from now on owe their sole loyalty only to fellow Muslims and to Islam? How many of them are told that in order to fulfill their now-solemn duty to spread Islam, to tear down all obstacles to the spread of Islam, it is permitted ('halal' as it were) for them to lie about the nature of the faith, to lie about their own faith -- taqiyya, kitman -- bedause as Muhammad, uswa hasana, al-insan al-kamil, said, "war is deception." How many of them are told that sculpture is forbidden in Islam, and that all paintings of living creatures, and most music, are forbidden in Islam? How many are quite clear on the matter of their now being subject to the expressed will of Allah, as located in the Qur'an and the Hadith, and that they are not to engage in free and skeptical inquiry, not to challenge or to question, a single thing about Islam, for it has all been decided, all set down, a very long time ago, and for a millennium the gates of ijtihad have been shut, and will not be reopened.

From Richard Reid, to Jose Padilla, to Yvonne Ridley, to John Walker Lindh, to David Hicks, to assorted neo-Nazis and skinheads and antisemites (the three groups overlap) who have now, in Germany and elsewhere in Europe, found their true faith in Islam, one has acquired quite a good idea of the kind of semi-demented, the psychically (and socially) marginal who find that Signing Up With a Group, the Group of Islam, is not one whit different from what young Germans, singing lustily the Horst Wessel and marching in step, and giving the Heil-Hitler, and above all Belonging to Something Greater Than Themselves -- well, the lure of the Total System, in which one loses one's sense of self, is for many, especially those who just cannot cope with the complexities of modern life, quite a relief. So they join the Army of Islam. Nothing more to think about. When in doubt, Ask Mr. Fatwa, or one of this thousand variants and incarnations.

If Islam attracts the psychically and emotionallly and economically marginal, those who leave Islam are the most impressive, articulate, and intelligent of the set of people born into Islam.

Anonymous said...

Islam is a religion of peace. u can say whatever you want to say.

Islam loves everybody being you Hindu, jews or christian.

we love you.

if you really believe you are a true christian why painting the picture of islam black. face ur own religion and we will face ours.

this convertion of a thing has to do with personal choice. religion of islam is not all about force, we dont force anyone to join our religion. but if u made up ur mind and decide to join us u are welcome.

but please, stop all this insult because a real man of God does not raise his voice to insult other people's religion.

thank you
salma

The Anti-Jihadist said...

Islam is NOT a religion but rather it is a seventh century tribal-mafia ideology that has gained adherents through a pattern of brutal extortion tactics and savage violence.

Anonymous said...

Hi/Salam, first of all, some of the comments made by people on this forum, are just horrible, judgemental, rude, biased, and the biggest one of all ignorant! Meet Muslim people, talk to them, learn about this beautiful belief, and you know what, you'll learn a lot. You'll probably be pleasantly surprised as well, weather you have the courage or humilaty to admit that, is another question. I was married to my husband for 5 years before I convertd to Islam, and it's one of the best decisions I made. All of the Muslim women I know, are fiesty, strong minded, intelligent, funny women, who would look at half of the rubbish being sprouted on here, and either laugh, or throw up there hands in utter disbelief. I have a freedon that many of my non-muslim friends will probably never experience! What? I hear you shout! Wearing hijab means I don't have to worry what my hair looks like, are people going to judge me on my clothes, latest hair style, blah,blah.You are judged (like you should be) on who you are as a person, what you have to say, etc. If wearing really tight clothes. showing off my figure to anyone who wants to have a look, getting drunk, and being sick in the street every weekend, is freedom, then you can kindly keep it, thanks very much. That is one extreme example I know, and many people who are not muslim don't live that way, but it is personal choice at the end of the day. I'm not judging anybody, good luck to people from all walks of life and how they want to live it. Muslims don't judge people, and yet people seem to enjoy judging us. We want to live in harmony with others, we believe in respecting others, and there way of life, even when different to our own. My children are being brought up as muslims who are the only ones in their primary school, and everyone gets on great with them. I'm english, and I live in England with a smashing Algerian guy, I hope some people will read this, and hopefully have a different outlook on what they thought before. I know others will still fell the same. We should at the end of the day, get on with each other, respect our different views and beliefs and live in harmony. I find people are really interested, and often come up to me, which I think is great. We should all try not to jump to conclusions, I feel since becoming Muslim, I'm a better daughter to my scottish, non-muslim dad!! Surprised, and here's another one, my dad loves my husband, and is very proud that I'm married to such a decent man. The daughter bit, I'll explain, in Islam, older people, parents are highly respected, and loved, and if one or both parents reach old age, you are meant to never say a cross word to them! Because of hoe they worked hard, to bring you up, you must help look after to them, as they get older. You'll not find many old peoples homes, in Muslim coutries. What a terrible religion!! oh, dear, looking after parents, and so many other amazing things, I would be writing all night, believe me! You guys who were so rude on here really need to think what you say, and find out more before you post comments! But these are comments Muslim people here all the time, at first it makes you feel a little angry at how rude and basically misinformed they are. Then I feel sad, that people won't find out the truth about muslim people and Islam itself. Like I said talk to some muslim people, and you might one day write back on her, about your ............................................wait for it...............positive experience! Believe me it will be, and might even change your whole outlook on life, I hope so, and you'll use your brains a lot more, than you probably are now!! Insha'Allah. Happy reading, Alex

Anonymous said...

Hi/Salam, first of all, some of the comments made by people on this forum, are just horrible, judgemental, rude, biased, and the biggest one of all ignorant! Meet Muslim people, talk to them, learn about this beautiful belief, and you know what, you'll learn a lot. You'll probably be pleasantly surprised as well, wether you have the courage or humilaty to admit that, is another question. I was married to my husband for 5 years before I convertd to Islam, and it's one of the best decisions I made. All of the Muslim women I know, are fiesty, strong minded, intelligent, funny women, who would look at half of the rubbish being sprouted on here, and either laugh, or throw up there hands in utter disbelief. I have a freedon that many of my non-muslim friends will probably never experience! What? I hear you shout! Wearing hijab means I don't have to worry what my hair looks like, are people going to judge me on my clothes, latest hair style, blah,blah.You are judged (like you should be) on who you are as a person, what you have to say, etc. If wearing really tight clothes. showing off my figure to anyone who wants to have a look, getting drunk, and being sick in the street every weekend, is freedom, then you can kindly keep it, thanks very much. That is one extreme example I know, and many people who are not muslim don't live that way, but it is personal choice at the end of the day. I'm not judging anybody, good luck to people from all walks of life and how they want to live it. Muslims don't judge people, and yet people seem to enjoy judging us. We want to live in harmony with others, we believe in respecting others, and there way of life, even when different to our own. My children are being brought up as muslims who are the only ones in their primary school, and everyone gets on great with them. I'm English, and I live in England with a smashing Algerian guy. I hope some people will read this, and hopefully have a different outlook on what they thought before. I know others will still fell the same. We should at the end of the day, get on with each other, respect our different views and beliefs and live in harmony. I find people are really interested, and often come up to me, which I think is great. We should all try not to jump to conclusions, I feel since becoming Muslim, I'm a better daughter to my scottish, non-muslim dad!! Surprised, and here's another one, my dad loves my husband, and is very proud that I'm married to such a decent man. The daughter bit, I'll explain, in Islam, older people, parents are highly respected, and loved, and if one or both parents reach old age, you are meant to never say a cross word to them! Because of how they worked hard, to bring you up, you must help look after to them, as they get older. You'll not find many old peoples homes, in Muslim coutries. What a terrible religion!! oh, dear, looking after parents, and so many other amazing things, I would be writing all night, believe me! You guys who were so rude on here really need to think what you say, and find out more before you post comments! But these are comments Muslim people here all the time, at first it makes you feel a little angry at how rude and basically misinformed they are. Then I feel sad, that people won't find out the truth about muslim people and Islam itself. Like I said talk to some muslim people, and you might one day write back on here, about your ............................................wait for it...............positive experience! Believe me it will be, and might even change your whole outlook on life, I hope so, and you'll use your brains a lot more, than you probably are now!! Insha'Allah. Happy reading, Alex

Anonymous said...

Yusuf Robertson

salams. i am actually a muslim revert. it is the true religion, and the best. the Holy Quran
answers all the unanswerd questions there are in the bible. This is because, looking back,
the bible did not answer any of my questiond, and i found it in the Holy Quran. I then found the truth.

Hamza Adil Johnson said...

Salams. i am also a muslim revert. Alhamdulillah, being a white muslim, changed my life, however it was quite difficult to reunite with my parents.

Those who dont believe in Allah, my point will be to look at nature, and to figure out the true religion. This is because the name of Allah, in a Tomatoe, inspired me. This is nature, and nature cant cheat. can it?

Anonymous said...

hurrah, you enjoy Islam bashing. Very good, do you know before u talk about Islam, the freedom,especially woman's freedom,about reverters to Islam if they do it with sincerety(who are forgiven for their past by Almighty Allah, what else they need?),,,,,,do you know that from where your milk comes when you are in your mother's womb? If the mother wanted to get rid of you for the love of freedom of enjoyment in the life (with husband or boyfriend), she would have thrown you out into a garbage bin or aborted you. But Because Almighty Allah created love in the heart of a mother for her baby, she takes care of him/her in the womb for 9 months and later in the day andnight waking up, leaving her freedom and happiness just to lookafter the needs of this so often crying baby...Why
why ...you hate Allah who did this to you. You talk about women's freedom. Who gave you your structure and life? It is Allah only who has given built in knowledge in the heart of all humans so if they try to deny Him, the truth and His Name pops up...in the hearts and Satan makes his followers to lose faith in Allah, hate Allah, Islam, because there is a challenge before satan that he wants to defeat you and take you the same way where he is heading to, that is Hell. Allah has cursed him but not us (for His Utter Arrogance and Disobedience and that too being in the heaven living as a pious man. He was thrown out from there by Allah and came down to earth to ). He gave us life as a test and Satan is like a stumbling block to achieve our goal of reaching to Allah's guidance (Islam), light (from satan's world of darkness you move towards Allah's Light. Look how the trees always grow up, they need light from Allah. They grow towards heaven, but man is here for a test and he runs after satan for guidance and to deceive Allah. It is we who are going to lose by our actions because Allah will give the result after death and finally on the Day of Resurrection when all will be given their full due for their actions and Jesus will not save anyone before the law of God Almighty Allah.He was only Allah's servant and a Prophet among 124,000 prophets of Allah sent throughout the world on different periods of time so that on the day of judgement people do not complain to Allah, offer excuses when He will punish for refusing to believe Allah and obey Him, saying that we were not sent any message or messenger and a book from You, so today we are not at fault???So we don't hve an excuse there.

people quote the following info. But actually it is no use having 5 billion people opposing Allah. Suppose if you compare this number game to a tug of war where Allah is having one side of the rope and all these people are holding from the opposing side and pulling it away, then you are not going to win against Allah. So your number is useless against facts and truth and Allah, the Ultimate Reality and Truth, The God and Ruler of Allah. Anyway Allah gives people freedom of choice and thoughts. But He has also given laws and regulations to apply in the case of breakers of laws of Allah.
According to "The Almanac Book of Facts", the population increased 137% within the past decade, Christianity increased 46%, while Islam increased 235%.

In a recent poll in the (US), 100,000 people per year in America alone, are converting to Islam. For every 1 male convert to Islam, 4 females convert to Islam, Why? ...

You just keep on watching and see infront of you how many of your townpeople and friends are going cross over to Islam soon. Because Prophet Mohammad-(peace be upon him) prophesied from Allah's given knowledge that before the end of the world, all the world will become Muslims. He even said that to give good tidings to the strangers...Strangers are people like you who are out of Islam's domain but one day will be familiar with Islam after studying about it and revert to Islam.
You want to know the sign of it..Haa. When the once barefooted,desert arabs will start building tallest buildings (skyscrapers) envying with each other in this race...the end of the world will be near...and then Allah will open up the hearts of the people to Islam because as u can see there is lot of discussion about Islam and people are made to understand it and people are coming in droves after clearing their doubts. Allah says He leaders people from dakness to light and none can prevent Him if says, some one will die today or become muslim or muslima...If only you can save yourself from Allah, the impending death...HaaaaHaaaa now don't jump too much. Allah is the witness and we muslims have conveyed you the message to accept Allah's Truth. And before Allah you will be the dreadful loser...if you do not accept His Message...Say no to Islam bashing now onwards after this....best of luck and peace to all..

Anonymous said...

salam, how are u all....i read most of ur comment about islam and how u think that they are dum and dont think and that we are the un peacfull persons,well take an advice from me ,u will always hear and see in the t.v that muslim is bad,and it spreds hate in this world....thats not truth..
islam is the most peur,honest,peacfull,freedom,respectfull,happiness and has all the anwsers that u might have about life,about u ...
and for the one who talks about ISLAM in a bad way,thats ur opinion,but plzzz dont tal about things that u even dont know,do ur studies and seee whats really ISLAM ,read the translation of the AL QURAN , and u will find all ur anwsers and all what u need to know about life......

AL QURAN ,ISLAM spreds happiness see the poor and the rich in the same way,and it helps u to open ur eyes about the truth....plzzz whoo dont know about islam plzzzz read books and do ur studies couse the judgment day is near .....


THERES ONLY ONE ALLA AND MOHAMMAD IS THE PROPHET OF ALLA...

brother in islam...salammm

Anonymous said...

1. Say "O you disbelievers!

2. I worship not that which you worship,

3. "Nor will you worship that which I worship.

4. And I shall not worship that which you are worshipping.

5. Nor will you worship that which I worship.

6. To you be your religion, and to me my religion."

shoyeb said...

why are you attacking the religion of which you dont know anything about.What do you think that writing such shits will help u or stop spreading of the true religion,if u think it will then you are the greatest fool and preparing for the hell fire.so stop doing and repent in front of the almighlty for the wrong and ask for forgiveness as he is most merciful!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

well.I won't make it long, but you(the one who wrote this article) is damn stupid and i bet on that he is a jew or satanist. He envys islam as we can see from his article. He wants to live as an animal with no principles, and directions from God. If you leave your baby in a forest, what will be the result? your baby will get killed by animals or will speak same language as monkeys or become a tarazan:). Freedom is something and animalism is something else. I won't make it long but you dumb and obviously you envy islam.Go to hell dummy

Anonymous said...

one more thing. The first verse in Quran is asking humans to learn and read and use thier minds. and you guys just learn more about islam if you want to know if the writter of this article is correct or not but be careful of faked websites made by jews to ruin the name of Islam. These are two trusted websites: http://www.miraclesofthequran.com
http://www.harunyahya.com

Anonymous said...

ISN'T IT INTERESTING HOW ALL ANTI-ISLAM SITES ARE UNABASHEDLY PRO-ISRAEL? I AM NEITHER A MUSLIM NOR A JEW, BUT THIS LITTLE "COINCIDENCE" IS OBVIOUS TO US ALL. YOU PEOPLE FOOL YOURSELVES INTO BELIEVING YOU ARE INTELLECTUALS, THAT YOU ARE "INFORMED" AND WISE, THAT YOU ARE TRUTH-SEEKERS, WHEN YOU ARE ACTUALLY A BUNCH OF BLIND, SHALLOW, PRIMITIVE FOOLS. YOU SEEK OUT INFORMATION AND STATISTICS THAT SUPPORT YOUR NARROW-MINDED AND BIGOTED BELIEFS. YOU ARE A REPULSIVE GANG OF XENOPHOBIC HALF-WITS. YOU THINK YOU ARE EXPERTS ON THE ENTIRE RELIGION OF ISLAM BECAUSE YOU HAVE READ A FEW BIASED ARTICLES AND PAROTTED OTHER PEOPLE'S PREJUDICED CONCLUSIONS - CONGRATULATIONS. YOUR SIMILARITIES WITH THESE MUSLIM "EXTREMISTS" YOU SO DESPISE IS BLATANTLY CLEAR TO THE REST OF US- YOU ARE ALL A BUNCH OF WEAK MINDED PACK ANIMALS WHO CAN'T THINK FOR YOURSELVES! CONTINUE YOUR RIDICULOUS HATE MONGERING, CONTINUE SWIMMING IN STUPIDITY, WHILE THE REST OF US EVOLVE. DO-DO BRAINS!

Anonymous said...

If we are to understand Islam, we need to understand the temperament of its founder Mohammed. The way victorious Muslims have treated the subject people, and above all the reasons for the victory of Islam.

There are many sites on the internet to read about islam and any other religion. I think Muslims are not objective and do not question their religion. There are discrepancies in every religion and even Islam folks. Just because you submit, doesn't mean you submit your senses and intelligence.

I think why people convert well each person has their own reason, but from my personal view, I think they see Islam as a way to belong to something big. Those who convert because of marriage etc, common please,,, you are doing it to please your spouse etc etc etc.

You can find in any religion, literally any religion ways of being obedient and faithful. If one finds the Quran teachings pleasant so be it. But then there are the other readings the Hadith etc. Here's a fact that most Muslims and converts do not know,,, First of all, the Koran believes in her Immaculate Conception and, also, in her Virgin Birth. So why follow a religion where contradictions of to kill the non believers but then place another religions important figure in your teachings????

Secondly, the 41st chapter of the Koran was taken out of the Gospel of Luke, that Mary could not be, even in their own eyes, the most blessed of all the women of Heaven if she had not also borne One who was the Savior of the world. If Judith and Esther of the Old Testament were pre-figures of Mary, then it may well be that Fatima herself was a post-figure of Mary! The Muslims should be prepared to acknowledge that, if Fatima must give way in honor to the Blessed Mother, it is because she is different from all the other mothers of the world and that without Christ she would be nothing.

I read somewhere a comic http://www.chick.com/reading/comics/0117/0117_allinone.asp

and a good source is www.historyofjihad.com

http://www.essaysbyekowa.com/Islam.htm

I think after reading these sites,,, you'd have to be ill to convert even for marriage!!!

Anonymous said...

In a recent poll in the (US), 100,000 people per year in America alone, are converting to Islam. For every 1 male convert to Islam, 4 females convert to Islam, Why?

I just wanted to comment on this statement/fact. Well, it is true that believers of other faiths are going to Islam for various reasons mike tyson etc to name a few. But, I think Islam is not a religion of peace, as there are verses condoning killing etc in it. Secondly, if you read anywhere, how muslims who leave islam are treated as crazy etc etc and are threatened by their family of death etc... how is there peace in that religion???? You should be able to become muslim peacefully and you should be able to leave Islam peacefully... There are beautiful quotes in the Quran, and some quotes where I think are a bit out of whack... I think people are miseducated about islam especially those who convert and I think muslims should not say its a peaceful religion fore it is not. The proof is in the pudding... Just read objectively!

Anonymous said...

Hi dear brother,

Your views are nice but I must say that what you wrote is came out of ignorance about Islam. It is ok if you just wanted to under estimate Islam and its followers all over the world. But, if you are really trying to explore it impartially or in a good intention, I request you to understand Islam.

There are many evidences for the divinity of Quran. There are verses from the God saying that, Quran will last forever and it has a Guinness record for the only holy book that is still in its complete form since its origin. It was never altered.

You or any westerners are not blamable in this case as most of the news or information you get is censored or overwritten. God says people to think and to choose right. A true Muslim cannot be an irresponsible person. Islam, through Quran and Hadhiths teach how to live in a civilized way. Also I would like to know what you have to say about the Christian terrorists in Southern Europe. There are more violence in US than a normal Muslim country. You can research on the crime rate of countries which follow Islamic laws. Islam teach us to respect other believes and thoughts.

When your family members are getting raped or killed, can you look at it and be patient. How would you feel about those attackers. I admit the fact that there are uneducated leaders in Islam who unintentionally falsifies Islam. But all I want to say is, a true follower of Islam cannot be corrupted or terrorist. Which other religion is there that teaches it followers to love their country?

Michael said...

HAHA I love your sarcastic tone. I found this blog whilst searching for why someone would convert to Islam, you made some strong points. Great outlook of this time-old religion!

Anonymous said...

Well, to everyone who hates Islam or Muslims, why do not you read the Koran yourself and judge Islam after that, will it hurt you to try and read it ?

The author of this article said that Muslims are weak minded and they do not have brains and such.

Well, If you have brains, why not consider reading the Koran for yourself instead of listening to others talking about it.

May be when you read the Koran, you will know why so many people are converting to Islam.

jason said...

Jason Said:

Look at this issue from both sides.

A lot of women in US and UK and rest of Europe have had multiple sexual partners but never found love or had children. So the need to belong makes them convert.

For Muslim men it is very convenient because they are allowed multiple wives, without feeling guilty about it.

In Normal Muslim societies, the top most rich and powerful get the most women to marry leaving the societies "women deprived." Thus Muslim many men need to mary outyside their religion just to find mate.

So Islam spreads... faster than other religions!

Atr one point in life, everyone needs to settle down. Clearly Christian societies are not offering everything in terms of satisfaction to have children.

These women are content to be wives of Muslims, just to at least get a chance to procreate and have some love and status as wives...

hanufa said...

i like the way the Muslims who commented are so moderate... they aren't trying to force anyone here to convert to Islam. They aren't threatening the author for his illustrious opinion. They are just asking all of you to come and learn about something that is beautiful and inspiring. Many of you anti-Islam people should learn from them- you are so violent in saying how 'stupid', 'violent', etc. Muslims are. You express your opinion as if this is a battle of words!!! The Muslims here do not seem deranged. They seem to have good intellectual capabilities, and they seem to have good presence of mind. In Islam we are not supposed to attack people for their religion- but all you anti- Islam people are doing just that- attacking us- when you beleive in freedom of beliefs. Understand and know that whatever you say against Islam shall not harm us Muslims, nor shall it harm our religion, or God. Why don't you try to learn to live in this multi- racial/religion world in peace, instead of making racist comments that will only increase the divide between Muslims and non- Muslims?
I think i can rightly say non- Muslims on this website are doing more to divide the world than the Muslims are- far more. Just let us all live.. why do you hate us Muslims and Islam so much??

nida said...

Hi there everyone!

My name is Dr. Nida Malik, and i am a Muslim by faith, and i havent as yet read this entire thread just parts of it so my post is not in reply to anything really, apart from the topic that i found interesting.

first of all congratulations for having a thought process that even caused someone to think y on earth would someone want to convert to Islam in the face of the horrible picture being painted about the religeon!! Simaltaneously I apologize to all of you Non-Muslim people out there for the fact that Majority of the Muslims these days r probably the WORST possible example of what a true muslim should be like. So no wonder people are making fun of Islam because the Muslims, for the most part have'nt done their job properly. A larger percentage of the Muslims who do talk to you guys or maybe even post here may scream BLASPHEMY at you and tell you yr all going to hell rather than telling u guys anything helpful or eye-opening :) !!

2nd of all, before even thinking that u will be able to even scratch the surface of this mystery... leave alone truly break the shell, just do one very important thing. n im not joking... if your quest for the TRUTH is honest and sincere.. and not already tarnished with what the MEDIA has fed your minds with (some of it true most of it a propaganda)... do this.

before u go to bed, even if just once in your whole life... REFLECT. Is your search for answers sincere or is it just what u have been programmed or "conditioned" into believing? If you really mean it, there is no reoson why you wouldnt get answers. If your sole purpose is degrading the Muslim Ummah, or representatives of it, then even my posting here or this whole thread for that matter is pointless!

I wonder if you guys have heard Dr. Zakir Naik? An expert of contemperory religeoun, has all the religeous scriptures committed to memory... Very logically he explains Islamic concepts and y u should revert, and a comparison of all the major religeouns of the world. Its hOnestly impressive if i may say so.

Also read the story of Ivon Ridley it might shed some light on the matter!!

HOpe I hv made some valuable contribution here. id love to read the whole thread soon, as soon asi find time!

May the True Lord guide us all to whichever path is the straightest and leads to HIM!!

Amen!

The Anti-Jihadist said...

Never imagined so many trolls would show up here at our humble counterjihad site! Thanks for coming, one and all!

Anonymous said...

Assalamu Alaikom wa rahmatoLlahi wa Barakatoh (that is our greeting: it means: May Peace and Allah's Mercy be with you) (maybe i am not a good translator)..
I think it is obvious that (most) muslims responding here are using decent language, they do have minds, besides i think u need to revise ur information that says those converting are the ill-minded, see for doctors, philosophers, writers, novelists, and other highly-respected people.

YOUSHOULDREADTHIS said...

DAM IS BEAUTIFUL HOW U GUYS TRY TO MAKE THIS RELIGION SOUND SO BAD.
MAN IVE MET PEOPLE LIKE YOU WHO ARE SO DUMB AND CANT OPEN THEIR EYES. IM A MUSLIM BUT I COULD TELL U IVE LOOKED THROUGH A LOT OF RELIGION FINDING FAULT IN ALMOST ALL OF THEM SO I KEPT THE RELIGION. IN ALL RELIGION THE HOLY BOOK HAS TO BE READ. IN ISLAM IT NOT ONLY HAS TO BE READ BUT UNDERSTOOD AND FOLLOWED. BY SAYING UR COMMENTS U HAVE DISCRIMINATED ALL THE MAJOR RELIGIONS PLEASE RITE BACK TO MOHAMMED9494@HOTMAIL.COM BECAUSE U GUYS NEED HELP.

Anonymous said...

All comments saying negative about ISLAM I feel very sorry to those people who don't understand yet about ISLAM. Well, I suggest to read more with the trusted reference, go to Mosque and find discussion group of ISLAM. When you judge a book from its cover, you will never know what tells inside and how can u understand it unless u read all page by page and study about it. Than U CAN TALK! If you only talking by its skin, i can say that its rubbish.

Hashir said...

WELL THE POINTS IN THIS ARTICLE SUGGEST THAT ISLAM IS FOR LOSERS RIGHT? YOU GIVE ME ONE RELIGION WHICH GIVES YOU FUNDAMNTAL LAWS CIVIL AND CONSTITUTIONAL THEN WE WILL TALK,

see you soon!!!

memz said...

Salam,

its sad how some people react so heavily to the fact that Islam exists knowing that their attacks will not change anything. Islam will still exist, increasing the number of followers.
We, Muslims, are taught to respect all religions and to believe in them as they are mentioned in the Holy Qur'an.
Go through the comments, compare the attacks with the responses. We never disrespected your religions or your countries. But you called us stupid, brainless. When, we learned your cultures, your languages, your habits. SMART ENOUGH!? On the other hand, what did u do? Attack our religion, cultures, countries without even learning about them! How mature! :)

Im not saying we, muslims, are perfect. There are bad muslims, but to judge a whole religion based on what some one did forgetting about all the other good ones that is just sick and twisted.

Some muslims misuse Islam, we admit. But what about all the others! DO WE IGNORE THEM!!??
Muslims are good, in fact, ISLAM IS GOOD. I dont regret being a Muslim and I never will. It is who I am meant to be, A MUSLIM. Not because im forced to be or I need to be but because I choose to be.
I know I am not speaking out of facts or information, but logic and experience.
One more thing, Terrorism is a political and a cultural issue, NOT A RELIGIOUS ONE, but twisted, ignorant people made it to be based on religion. What religion? ISLAM, not knowing that Islam forbids terrorism. There are muslim terrorists, I dnt deny, but we, Muslims, see them as hypocrites, and we do not even consider them as muslims. We despise them as much as you do, if not more. But you people should be smarter, do not believe what you see on TV, because they only show these hypocrites, they do not show what is Islam is all about. LOVE, EQUALITY, and much more, all of good qualities.

To our attackers, we are not asking you to like us, but just let us be. why the hatred! We love our religion as much as you love yours. We choose to be Muslims like you choose to be Christians, Buddhas, Jewish, etc.

Im not trying to change the world with what I wrote, but im jst sharing my opinion hoping it might make some of you re-think, if not that is up to you.
NO HARD FEELING :)
THANK YOU
HAVE A GREAT DAY :)

NativeSpirit said...

Please, I cannot think of why any woman would convert to Islam, but then again, I can't understand why women would continue to take part in any of the 3 male oriented religions. They were all designed by men and for men. Islam sounds like the worst by far, but they are all bad and misogynist.

All 3 Abrahamic religions and sexism that results are based on WOMB ENVY. Women do something profound and necessary and pure that men cannot, and men are always searching for something that makes them special that women cannot do. Obviously, we cannot have anything else without birth, and men play a lesser role in procreation. Thus, they demean women and through sexism try to find things that men have that women don't. Men are smarter then, right? Men can have more than one wife, right? Men are stronger, right? Well there are plenty who believe that women are as smart or smarter than men. Having more than one wife and using women is evil, and I don't care what religion you are speaking of. Men are stronger? When women go through IVF, they are more likely to produce females, as they are the stronger embryos. Read Ashley Montague's "Natural Superiority of Women" Women have the strongest muscle in the human body, the uterus. Women can do anything a man can do, if given the opportunity rather than cowardly discriminating against and using religion as a crutch, but the main difference between men and women will always be that women make it possible for all of us to be here, and men, sexist men, feel inferior to women because of that. Not that they will ever admit it, but a number of men have written about womb envy as it relates to oppression of women

hend said...

what s the deal with woman rights and islam ???i am a muslim woman and i am english i have lived in the uk all my life and i have NEVER NEVER felt that islam has deprived me of any of my rights ...just coz a woman chooses to wear a veil and cover her hair ..doesnt mean that she is giving up any of her rights ?!actually it is her right to choose what she wants to wear or not ...and it is NOT u re right jugde that !!!and why are u complaining ??u are not a muslim and you dnt have to wear a veil ?!than it isnt any of ure business is it ?!no one heard u talking about that it is against woman rights for nuns cover their hair ?!or is that just the case when it comes to islam ,,,and to those who say that muslims do not have a brain ....i advise u to USE ures and instead of wasting ure time and bashing a religion online ...read abt islam and then talk ...!!and to those ignorants who say that mohammaed wrote the quran ..i advise u to educate ureself ....our quran are the words of ALLAH ..u ignorant!! it is not a combination of books ...and to those who say that islam has no miracles?!we have ALOT ...and one of the major ones is the quraan ...and to all those who hate islam soooo much ..live ure life and mind ure own business ..it is not ure business what we do or believe in ?!is it ?!!!we didnt complain of lack of rights did we ?!!do sth useful with ure lives ...get an education for example !!!and to u who is wondering abt prizes ...last year the nobel prize was awarded to a muslim as well as sadat and naguib mahfouz ...?!and thats not how u judge a religion !!

afo97 said...

islam is the real religion muhammmad is the last prophet(pbuh)
and islam is the fastest growing religion so enshalllah alot of people convert to islam mashalllah know alot of people are converting to islam if u read the qURAN IT MAKES U CRY FROM THE BEAUTIFUL WORDS TEACHING US ABOUT LIFE AND SHOWING US HONESTY AND SO MUCH THINGS about Life.
thank u
best regards to you

MUHAMMAD said...

Well I must say that it amazes me how so called educated people like you can ridicule some ones believes.
Really just think about it and you might feel the lack of morality you've got.

MUHAMMAD said...

Well I must say that it amazes me how so called educated people like you can ridicule some ones believes.
Really just think about it and you might feel the lack of morality you've got.
Sorry people if some one did'nt like what i said but thats how it is.

kk99_2 said...

According to "The Almanac Book of Facts", the population increased 137% within the past decade, Christianity increased 46%, while Islam increased 235%.

In a recent poll in the (US), 100,000 people per year in America alone, are converting to Islam. For every 1 male convert to Islam, 4 females convert to Islam, Why?

People wrong picture said...

ONE GOOD ADVICE FOR ALL PEOPLE! U WANT TO KNOW THE TRUTH ABOUT ISLAM? READ ABOUT IT! LEARN ABOUT IT! DON'T LOOK AT PEOPLE AND WHAT THEY ARE DOING, not everything a human does is right eventhough he clames he is muslim, muslims, christian, jews and so on everybody acts individually and everybody makes mistakes and so on... LEARN! don't base your opinion on what you hear in the media,and what u see on television. Base your opinion on knowledge by reading and asking and so on.... if u keep going like this you will end as someone who has NO freedom to have your own opinion u will just keep going listening to others and what they are saying and base your opinion on that... hmmmmm who is stupid now? Me as muslim? or u (who thinks you have knowledge about what you are talking about, without knowing where you have got the information from)....? And now don't come with websites that shows something BAD about islam... learn the whole contecst and then talk.... THAT'S What i had

princess-aliya said...

I dont understand what you people have against Islam, is it hurting you that people are reverting? what is your problem?
Are you that pathetic that you have to go and talk back about a religion that you dont even understand?
You people must be really sad and naive.
next time you wish to critisize a religion (ie islam) at least get your facts right!!!

The Anti-Jihadist said...

Please tell us ignorant savages which details we got wrong.

Marij said...

This maybe a little philosophical and close to Human Nature!!
Almost all of us who live in this era do not even know what we were born for? It’s not about religion it’s about HUMANS ... Every now and then you get one person who is blaming others for his lacking and it’s obvious that person really lacks!! In some way or the other he as compared to others lack something or the other (anything like education \ wisdom \ capability of making right choice etc. etc.). Almost every human do that for a reason big or small, once in his/her life. As a matter of fact they do it because they are ignorant/uneducated/illiterate or deny what they know. Hence no matter what his/her race is no matter what his/her religion is, no matter what language he/she speaks, they do. But then what can change all of us: its education, the power to overcome what you lack. And mind it, its education and not literacy that make us give away that foolish blame game / finger pointing. So please educate yourself before you really form an opinion and start playing blame game.
AND EVERYBODY KNOWS BLMAE GAME IS NO WORTH … THOUGH IT MAY INITIALLY SEEM TO BE A WAY OUT OR AN EXCUSE. BUT THEN WE KNOW IT FOR OURSELVES.
Anti-Jihadist is no doubt true when he calls MUSLIMS “IGNORANT SAVAGES” … all of us are … we need to be better MUSLIMS so that he is not to be told “What he has picked is wrong / comes from wrong place / or is meant for political gains and issues”. Sorry!! None of us can do that.
We cannot do it for one more reason and that is :
‘What we’ll ask him to do he won’t do. That is with no pre-meditated opinion he should look for the right knowledge about Islam by studying Quran and things related to Islam.’
Though we don’t want him to study MUSLIMS or follow the kind we are today, though he himself may find one amongst us to give away his life for... because at the end of the day he is a human. I know this before hand Anti-Jihadist that you won’t because you fear you’ll lose what you consider your wealth. But for you to know Muslims as they practice there religion (the way it should be, not the way you think) is to turn better person/human who know what he/she was born for. And those who reverted they’ve done what you won’t do because of the reason I’ve earlier mentioned.
Do whatsoever you want to and please be human … get education and don’t be just literate … spread love and not hatred for you know not what has to be faced by us (humans). I’ll not be educating you about Islam / Quran / Muslim because I fear I am not the right person for that purpose. But a true seeker of knowledge will go to any extent for the knowledge he requires.
May Allah show all of us (humans) the right path!!
And do you know why Muslims here do not utter anything wrong about you … they don’t because
1. You are brother as you are human
2. You can be brother in Islam one day (Allah knows it better)
3. And Muslims turn happy when you criticize them because they want to improve and not when you criticize Islam/Quran because they know you are ignorant.

Godisgood said...

My daughter, raised by her father and me in an authentic Christian home, met and fell in love with a young man from Pakistan when she was 21 years old. They became engaged and she converted to Islam just before they married.

After marriage our daughter abandoned her American heritage in almost every way possible -- donning unfamiliar Muslim garb, covering her head and hair with a scarf, eschewing make-up, tattooing herself with henna, and cooking Pakistani food (kosher).

Raised with family dogs, she would no longer touch them, insisting they were unclean and demanding we put them in a kennel when she visited. We are a musical family but she also rejected all forms of music, explaining that music distracts one's mind from continual, all-encompassing attention and devotion to Allah. She even refused to allow us to take pictures of herself or her children because this, too, is forbidden by her Muslim belief.

Her husband soon informed us that our daughter would NEVER be permitted to participate in our family Christmas celebrations again. And he has been true to his word for ten Christmases.

That was over a decade ago. My daughter and her husband now have four children and have been living in Saudi Arabia for the past four years. During this period of time she has not been permitted to drive a car (because it is against the law for any woman to drive in that Muslim country) and when she leaves the house she must wear a black burka that covers her from head to toe. Since she is unable to drive a car, her husband has to come home from work in the middle of the day if one of the kids needs to go to the ER. She is teaching Islam to her children and even learning Arabic herself so she can read the Koran in its original language.

Even after all this time, I fail to comprehend how my own daughter, born and raised here in the United States of America, could alter her mindset in such an extreme manner and submit to such a breach of freedom. My husband & I are APPALLED at the radical choices she made in the past -- which have dramatically altered the course of her life -- and the choices she has continued to make in the ensuing eleven years, which drastically impact the lives of her innocent children.

We have not seen our daughter or her family for two years, and it will be at least another year before we'll likely see them again, since they return home to the U.S. only once every few years. We have a 12-month-old granddaughter we have never even met!

If you were to ask me WHY my daughter converted to Islam, I would simply have to say that she fell madly in love with a man who HAPPENED to be Muslim.

Islam has become our supreme family TRAGEDY. ~ A Grieving Christian Mother & Grandmother

Mohamed said...

To the Greaving Mother/Grand mother.
I am sorry that this has become your daughter's way of life. I am a muslim man and I am surrounded by christian friends and therefore, live a midst them so I always respect their religion and way of life. I think this is an extreme case as Islam doesn't permit any one cuts off their parents what ever their religious differences.It all comes down to the man who married your daughter and his cultural beliefs as visitation rights and mutual respect for each others way of life shouldn't be a problem as Islam does not forbid these rights.
Please take this particular case as exceptional one as its not a reflection of all Muslims way of life and by extension Islamic teachings.
Mohamed Saadieq.

Achmad Maulana's Magazine said...

Do good not to get the prize or nobel, but to seek the good pleasure of Allah. Islam teaches to do good in secret is better than shown to others.

Log on to ISLAM AND YOU WILL ANSWER A LOT GETS THE OTHER.

mbajjaamru said...

salam alkum every one;
When a cup is full, you can not make it any fuller, and looks like some people have full cups. you do not fool anyone by commenting about something of which you have no knowledge. that would be lying to yourself.
whatever negative attitude you guys have against Islam, it won't hurt it one bit, because at some time the entire world was against one man. A famous man once said "The truth is incontrovertible, malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end; there it is...."
May Allah have mercy on those seeking the truth

alaa said...

"Why do people convert to Islam?!!!..."
To see and hear just visit this site: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7a7ywCJ65Y

. said...

people revert to islam because Allah guides them

Allaoua said...

I am a Muslim and grew up in a Christian community in a western country. Islam does teach you everything, including bathroom hygiene which is not yet known in the west, but it gives you the challenge of living life, learning, expanding. Life is given as a challenge - we are humans, not Angels who only obey orders and make no decisions. We, humans, have the power of decision. As a Muslim, I have never felt more free to live my life under God watching all my actions and anyone else's. You all are clueless about Islam, totally clueless and because you are faced with a very fast growing religion (wow - there's got to be a reason! I mean one cannot be stupid or evil not to see it) - What is talking is your fears - you will use wars, aggressions, hate crimes, derogatory comments against Muslims, in order to destroy itand it will grow and grow even faster. God is behind it because he turns the heart of whomever He wants. I dont question your lifestyle of taking drugs and getting drunk, acquiring STD, being vulgar, cheating, stealing, lying, insulting etc... Without police, you have no order. The stick is your master - God is ours. That is your life and those who chose not to follow this nightmarish life are FREE to do so. Does this freedom bother you or should you dictate how to live. You have a lot to learn. Islam is an excellent start and if not,you will see what happens on the Reckoning Day. oh, it will come sooner than you think.

The Anti-Jihadist said...

I'll start believing in the all-powerful Allah the moment that He/She/It issues His/Her/Its Last Testament in any other language than medieval Arabic. A revelation in English would be particularly appreciated, though I guess it would require the Last Prophet to come back from the dead to receive it.

Imperator Zero said...

At the moment I'm utterly baffled by the conversion of a friend of mine to Islam. He's a smart young guy from a french-Canadian family, loved classical Greek & pagan philosophies, a rationalist and empiricist and skeptic, and bisexual for pete's sake, and now he's gone all "no god but God."

It seems conspicuous to me that he had this major change at the tail end of a nervous breakdown and subsequent depression. Now his mini biography is something like "my whole life I dabbled in this and that, and struggled with darkness and was looking for answers, and I found it in Islam." Really? A monotheistic desert religion that makes *moral pronouncements on pork* has revealed the 'truth' of life to you? What the hell?

It seems to me that a major component the its appeal- like any dogmatic, pre-Enlightenment religion- is that it imposes a false, reductionist simplicity on the big, complex (and thus 'intimidating') world we live in. Is it possible that culturally we're getting to a point where 'knowing too much' and having more freedom than we know what to do with is scaring people into the arms of religion because it's "simpler?"

halalMeat4sale said...

when she said "the Quran teaches us all we have to know about life" it means that it teaches us the right way to live life and how to make the right decisions in life. how can you say " if you’re Muslim, you don’t even need a brain."? the Quran teaches us how to think clearly and make the correct decisions in life, so that we can live our life peacefully, wherever we live. and why did you put the word "reverted" in quotes? is it because you dont believe in that? i dont believe some stuff either, like Polytheism , but that doesnt mean i should put that in quotes. our religion says that a person is born a Muslim, but due to family members and other instructors teaching them about other religions, they are technically converting to that religion. and i see you found a nice list of people who converted from whatever religion they were to Islam. I dont think we can find a list of people converting to Christianity can we? i wonder why.... maybe instead of listening to other people and the news you should pick up a Quran and read the english translation yourself to see what everyone is reading, unlike the Bible; btw did you know that Noah got drunk in the Bible? yes, yes he did in Genesis 9:20-25. and no i did not hear this from other people, ive read the Bible myself, just to see if it was a better religion than Islam, but it wasnt. good luck in finding the right path European Kafir (lol at calling yourself Kafir)...

The Anti-Jihadist said...

Viewed rationally, Islam is a non-starter. Its 'Holy' Book consists of half-digested fragments of Judeo-Christian theology, mixed with the bile of hatred, and spewed into the fair face of Christendom from the putrefying guts of a violent, deceitful, plundering pedophile. The Koran is full of historical, scientific and logical errors and even contradicts itself on numerous occasions. Not exactly the work of a Supreme Intellect!

Phylis said...

Salam
This is aimed at @The Anti-Jihadist

I'm a reverting Muslim myself
From what I've read of your comments, it seems you believe that anyone who reverts to Islam has something wrong with them. Emotionally and physically unstable and that the only strong people are the ones who leave Islam
I am in perfect health, I'm not unstable in any way of form.

Theres one thing I would like to tell you. As a revert I was told about every little restriction that Islam had, and I agreed with them, not because I was told to, but because it was right.
Even if I wasn't told about them, I would still steer away from them because after reading the Quran and learning about Islam, it became clear as to why they are haraam (not allowed).

If you weren't so ignorant towards the religion I'm sure you would find alot of things that you could relate to and understand.

I love Islam and it hurts to see so many people who are blinded by the media and are driven towards hateful, ignorant blogs like this to vent the anger.
Islam is the religion of peace and upholds so many values that are important to society.
Woman cover up and wear hijabs so that men will not judge them simply by how they look.
Sculptures, paintings and most music in Islam is forbidden because they suggest and provoke bad actions. Its simply removing unhealthy factors in peoples lives and replacing it with love from our Almighty God.

If you could have single communication with Allah (swt) why wouldn't a person want to pray five times a day?
What better way to spend time then to send love to the one who created you?

Provide an example of where the Quran contradicts itself and maybe I could help.

If you can, or can be bothered, speak to a Muslim scholar and find out facts before spilling such hate.
Hopefully, you will understand.

deeva said...

There are alot of mistakes people make when it comes to Islam...
1. Jihad doesn't mean "holy war" it means daily struggle.. .. Ex. helping someone across the street is a form of jihad.

Why do you care if someone converts to Islam?? It won't affect in you in any way!? Are you like terribly bored and you just want to dis on something? There are plenty of other things to argue about like...Why are there over a million of people in the world who cant drink or reach water like other people. Those millions if people walk miles to get really dirty water!!!

When you torment Islam you are tormenting jesus,David,Moses,and many more prophets and important people in other religions.
Your anger for Islam make people more eager to see what the fuss about Islam is all about and they would want to convert to Islam too.
When you say these mean things about other religions you are making yourself look bad. In my opinion I think your an atheist or a Christian. If other people saw this they would think your representing Christianity and therefore they might think all christians are rude and dis about other religions.
People I know (who arnt Muslim) are really disappointed that someone would say these things.
I am speaking to the person wrote this article.also I am not speaking for me but for other people on my side. I am a 14 yrs old and plz take my word.
Call me ms d. I'd your going to comment on my comment.

Seeking said...

I do not understand why anyone who observes how Islam is practiced can choose to convert to this religion. People must be tricked, brain washed, or coerced into converting. I believe it shows poor judgement and a weak character to convert.
The more I read and learn about Islam and the Koran the more I believe Islam is not compatible with Western culture. 9/11 was a wake up call for the West and as people learn more and more about Islam I believe they will come to the same conclusion. Islam is an ideology that is not compatible with Modern Western culture. Islam does not separate church and state, does not support equal rights for all religions, and both genders, and it does not support basic freedoms of choice. I have woken up to a better understanding of Islam and I believe the West is as well.

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Mostafa said...

Instead of saying something that you dont really know about ,read about Islam and you will understand why many people convert t Islam

Maha Khalil said...

You are completely misinterpreting everything. I don't know where people get these ideas from, but I will attempt to explain what Islam is like - at least to me.

First of all, let me tell you who I am. I am an Egyptian Muslim woman in my early twenties. I cover my hair in public and wear loose-fitting clothing that covers everything but my face and hands. I do all the basic worshippings: I pray 5 times a day, fast, etc, and I do love my religion. I ALSO: play guitar, do mountain biking, play soccer, am a marine biologist who graduated with highest honors and got a free scholarship to go to grad school,I train dogs, write fiction and live alone on a university campus. I also have a visual disability...

Islam absolutely does NOT require that you switch off your brain! On the contrary, it highly encourages creativity and scientific research through direct sayings and actions of the prophet. It is true that at the moment, there are not many successful scientists in the Islamic world but that is primarily due to political and financial issues, and I predict that it may change in the future, but will take time. However, if you go back to the Golden Age of Islam, you will find wonderful scientists whose ideas we still use and build on today and have named ideas and entire desciplines after them (e.g. Ibn Sina, Al Khawarizmi and many others in biology, medicine, mathematics...).

Women are not oppressed by Islam! Wearing the head-scarf and loose clothing is meant to force men not to objectify women and for both men and women to choose their partners based on shared values and social and intellectual compatibility rather than by physical attraction first and then everything else! Statistics (collected, analyzed and interpreted by non-Muslim Americans) have shown that the more sexual partners you have before you meet the person you want to marry, the more likely you are to be unfaithful in marriage, and that is exactly the wisdom behind the prohibition of pre-marital sex in Islam.

I do not deny that the position of Islam at the moment is very unfortunate and that too many Muslims have done stupid things both to themselves, their communities and to the image of Islam, but that does not mean that the religion itself is bad. Some people are stupid - that is true everywhere.

The need for structure in people's lives does not reflect a weakness of mind as you say. It is part of human nature and it is simply needed! Anarchy simply doesn't work! You are also not seeing the positive side of worshipping regularly - it teaches self-descipline and dependability which are things everybody needs to learn if they want to be productive human beings, good at their jobs, reliable, etc...

I can go on for ever, but I'll stop here.

Unknown said...

You sir, are an ignorant fool. Nothing more to say here, because if I did you would likely accuse me of being a violent extremist for disagreeing with you.

The Anti-Jihadist said...

You're probably a violent 'extremist' anyway. If you have feelings of hatred towards or any sort of desire to harm ex Muslims, Jews, gays, Christians, atheists, or anyone that disagrees with that violent psychopathic 'prophet' and belief system of yours, then that makes you not a violent 'extremist', but a pious, orthodox, 'old school' Muslim.

Have a nice infidel day.

moonandstar said...

I have been reading this thing about islam.. Someone that thinks hos clever is trying to make muslims look dumb and from what he wrote he clearly states that the women that converted to islam converted because she found peace in islam! Did not say i was asked or pressured into islam, do you know why? Because islam is the only religion that no one is accepted with out thier own will and a good muslim will never ask you to convert. Now lest talk about the ottomans there were religious an I dont believe that they converted the greeks and the other jennisars ! Im sure you are clever enough to know that if the ottomans really did do that more than half the world will be muslims as they run the world for over 700 years in this time no one would of been able to keep there religion, now this should make you think and realise !

Stephen said...

Drop religion altogether. Religion is man-made, and is only creating conflict. I will say, though, Jesus spoke of nothing but NON-discrimination, equality, inner peace, and love. I do not like the Koran as it specifically hunts out to trash Christianity and Judaism (those two specifically?!), Allah is not the same God of Christianity. I have read the book, as much as was tolerable. It takes half-quotes from Jesus, turns them around an distorts them, and the only thing it can say is "the original was messed up" with nothing to back these statements up with. Reading the Koran to me is very scary. ON the other hand, Islams do not see true Christianity any more than they claim Christians do not see Islam correctly. Works both ways. In reading comments, no matter who you are or educated, they still do not make sense. It is almost as if God created this way to see how humans would sort things out in the long run. But I have read what came first, The Bible, the Truth is truth. Satan can only work by distorting it and turning it, which is exactly what the Koran does. Those who convert simply have not read the bible to begin with ..and probably do not read the Koran either.

Hasan Pervej said...

Islam, a name given by Allah to this religion (Quran 5:4), is an Arabic word which literally means submission, obedience and peace. ISLAM is derived from the word 'Aslam' and the Arabic root "SALEMA" that means peace, purity, submission and obedience. So 'Islam' would mean the path of those who are obedient to Allah and who establish peace with Him and His creatures and are fully submitting to His will. Islam followers are called Muslims. True Muslims submit to Allah with total devotion and sincerity.

Asma Jan said...

well the author obviously is completely ignorant to what she is writing about. I suggest it would be best if you study the religion first and then go around writing about it for anyone to read. Sure there are things that muslims have done or do that are not so pleasant but haven't the Christians? or Jews? read some history books and they are full of it all. Being a muslim doesn't mean you're a perect being that shall make no mistakes, everyone makes mistakes. No matter what religion we are, we're all human, and we all do things that are not always looked upon so pleasantly. Everyone seems to be super harsh about Islam because of 9/11, all I have to say is look in the world around yourself, or the US if that's where you live. When a muslim does something, ya'll label us as 'terrorists' but when your own people do disgraceful act, they are just labeled as being 'unwell' and unstable state of mind. This article really only shows how narrow-minded and resentful many people are toward a religion they know nothing about, but only what is portrayed on the media, and if ya'll really wanna point fingers, watch your own local news sometimes.

Hayy Youy said...

At least quotes were giving by M. Z, to prove ur littlely true points. in facts, these were from the bible. Makes sure u read it urself, not pick up from priests...