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30,000 US citizens embrace Islam every year: Scholar

Source : APP / 15 May 2013

Marriam Ahmed, a US scholar, Wednesday claimed that an estimated 30,000 Americans embraced Islam every year in spite of negative propaganda against Muslims and their religion. Marriam Ahmed, Assistant Director Programmes and Operations in the Berkeley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs at Georgetown University, United States, was addressing as a guest speaker of a lecture titled “Islam and America Today: From 9/11 to Boston Bombings” here at International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI), Female Campus.

 

An Austrian Scientist Discovers Islam

By Amina Islam  / 1 May 2013

Born 1953 in the town Linz in Austria, I spent my childhood in Munich (Germany) until we moved to Salzburg (Austria) when I was 16 years old. I grew up in a conservative Christian way. My parents are strict Protestant Christians, which believe in the Bible and pray to Jesus as son of God. They educated me to keep a high standard of morals and ethics. 

 

Scottish Atheist Lady Finds Islam at the Age of 65

Source : Truth-Seeker.info / 24 Apr 2013

My name is Maryam Noor, that is my Islamic name, and my original name is Margaret Templeton.

I was born in Scotland to a house which was atheist. In our house, we were not allowed ever to speak about God, and even if we learned something in school, we were not allowed to say anything or we would be punished.

 

Did Islam Spread by the Sword?

Source : Lostislamichistory.com / 4 Apr 2013

It’s a common accusation made against Muslims and Islam in general: “The only reason Islam is a world religion is because it spread by the sword.” It’s a favorite remark of Islamophobes who parade as analysts and historians fear-mongering about the threat Islam supposedly poses to the Western World. With it being such a hot topic that causes so much debate, it is appropriate to analyze and study this topic to better understand whether it is valid or not.

 

All religions not immune to being used to justify “holy” war

By Kamran Pasha |Huffington Post| 24 Dec 2011

Can war ever be holy? It is a question that continues to confront us as terror in the name of religion remains very much a tragic part of the human experience. While the news primarily focuses on Muslim fanatics who justify violence through religion, 2011 was also the year that Christian extremists shared their brand of madness.

 
 

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