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Last updated on August 8th, 2017 at 10:39 am
Spiegel Online reports:
The number of Germans who have converted to Islam has increased fourfold within one year—despite the negative perception of Islam among the general public.
Why is this happening? According to a German Muslim, it might have something to do with a certain fondness for rules:
Salim Abdullah speaks of “defiant reactions” in the face of the constant criticism brought against Islam, although he’s also familiar with converts who appreciate the “clear rules for behavior” provided by the Koran.
- Someone spread a rumour that Islam has shiny leather uniforms.Posted by Nic on 2007 01 26 at 10:52 AM • permalink
German Moslem. Hmm, if I were Jewish, I think I’d be leaving Germany right about yesterday.
And the French should leave France, the Poles Poland.Posted by Rob Crawford on 2007 01 26 at 11:07 AM • permalink
- This is happening all over Europe, I believe mostly because Christianity in Europe is such weak tea.
I am a Christian (of the dreaded Evangelical kind) and the Bible provides “clear rules for behavior” as well. However the concept of free will looms large in Christianity, so my choosing to model my life after the teachings and life of Jesus is MY choice, freely made, and not at the point of the sword. If I screw up (often) or wander away altogether (the entire 1990’s) I can return, start over, not considered an infidel, but a prodigal coming home. My guess is that there is little room for free will in Islam.
- debi L, my understanding of Islam is that ‘prodigals’ are actually apostates who are to be beheaded when found. Thus, when an Islamic ‘prodigal’ returns home, it is in at least two pieces and dead. This does cut done quite a lot on the expense of ‘fatted calf’ purchases and such, I suppose.Posted by JorgXMcKie on 2007 01 26 at 12:00 PM • permalink
- I regard most of these sudden “converts” as clueless wannabes who just want to escape their mediocre lives by allying themselves with something exotic and exciting. They need somebody else to tell them how to live. They’re the same week-kneed kind of sheep who burned to death in David Koresh’s compound, or drank Kool-Aid in Jonestown. Or, if you prefer, the same kind of people who bought into Hitler’s Ayran nonsense and became brownshirts, never realizing until too late that their country would become a smoldering rubble before it was over.
The number of Germans who have converted to Islam has increased fourfold within one year
Good. They can get on the ships when the West ships back to Mohammedland their Muslim brethren.Posted by wronwright on 2007 01 26 at 01:13 PM • permalink
- Free will? Isn’t that just a linguistic construct used by those who would insist that human kind think for themselves? Aren’t “think” and “selves” just a linguistic construct used by those who consider individual human beings to be autonomous beings. And aren’t “individual” and “autonomous”….
Oh, never mind.
- “Und you vill enjoy it!”Posted by Barbara Skolaut on 2007 01 26 at 05:52 PM • permalink
This does cut done quite a lot on the expense of ‘fatted calf’ purchases and such, I suppose.
And doesn’t stop the other, good son from being pissed off either, JorgXMcKie.Posted by andycanuck on 2007 01 26 at 07:18 PM • permalink
- Islam will be the end of Europe. Just about everything that defines European culture, such as wine and art will be banned as offensive to Islam. The great cities of Europe will end up decaying, dirty and disfunctional just like Islam’s great cities.
European industry will wilt. Europeans may gloat now about the achievements of Airbus, Porsche and the TGV but they should look ahead. Islam’s contribution to the world of transport in 1300 years has been the camel, the sedan chair and the Proton – and the camel remains the most technically advanced.
I am sure “real” Europeans will start abandoning their homelands in numbers unseen since the end of WWII.
- Don’t mention the jihad!.Posted by Daniel San on 2007 01 26 at 09:46 PM • permalink
- 4000 a year? In a nation of 82,000,000? That’s pocket change. I’d be curious to see how many converts are still practicing Muslims or even Muslim 10 years after.
My dad ‘converted’ to Buddihism in his 30’s. Sat around in California with his balls hanging out of his shorts and meditated for 5 years. Now he’s an apostate, as are the 100 or so people who were in his commune.
Converts are idiots, imo.
- The benefits of being a German muslim
– American flag burnings always happen on time, to the second.
– Koran issued to new converts for free in triplicate
– No longer have to wear those silly pants during beer fest
– Simmering hatred of Jews is now justified and if anyone disagrees with you they are racist
– Cant be bothered serving hair clips or ice cream to someone at your job in 7-11? Tell them its against your religion and sue their infidel arse when they complain.
The downsides of being a German muslim
– No more beer fest.
– Life expectancy just decreased by 30 years due to spontaneous explosion when in close proximity to packed train or kindergarten.
– No more pork sausages with your sauerkraut.
– Nagging from 3 wives exceeds that of 1 wife by more than a factor of 3.
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