Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Conversion to Islam in France: according to the New York Times

You read the headline and you think that this will be an article about conversion to Islam in France.  And then you read this:  "In October, the French police conducted a series of antiterrorism raids across France, resulting in the arrests of 12 people, including at least three French citizens who had recently converted to Islam. Converts “often need to overdo it if they want to be accepted” as Muslims, and so veer into extremism more frequently than others, said Didier Leschi, who was in charge of religious issues at the Interior Ministry under former President Nicolas Sarkozy."  And you quickly realize that the article has nothing to do with conversion.