Britain: 100 conversions to Islam each week
January 25, 2011
Some 5,200 Britons convert to Islam each year, and 62% are women, according to a survey commissioned by Faith Matters.
The typical British convert became a Muslim at age 27 and, according to the survey, was not motivated to convert by marriage. 55% of converts, however, were married to a born Muslim, and 12% were married to another convert.
The study found that the vast majority of women converts adopted the hijab (headscarf) upon conversion. Books were cited as the primary influence upon converts, followed by Muslim friends and the Internet.
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- Women Increasingly Drawn To Islam In U.K. (NPR)
- Report on Converts to Islam in the UK: A Minority Within a Minority (Faith Matters)
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Posted by: Obregon -
Jan. 26, 2011 1:53 AM ET USA
100 conversions to Islam a week? And the Anglican Church is worrying about us, Roman Catholics? Please!!!!
Posted by: Minnesota Mary -
Jan. 25, 2011 6:26 PM ET USA
So much for this notion of "Womens' Rights." I guess these women that join Islam prefer subjugation to an authority higher than themselves. Too bad we can't instill this mindset in all these feminists wanting to run things in the Catholic Church.