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Post Number:#1  PostPosted: 27 Sep 2011 17:20 
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Why ARE modern British career women converting to Islam?


I have to admit that I was surprised when I came across this old article, sometime ago. It appears that came as a result by the news of Tony Blair’s sister in law converting to Islam and after a long thought, I decided to post it here.

It turns out that her conversion was not an isolated incident and that indeed there is a significant trend of Western Women in the UK who are also following this path.

Although this article would never admit it and instead pins the reason for this on the “shallow existence” in the West..

It is COMPLETELY OBVIOUS to me that these women are really running away from the hostility of a dominant radical Feminist Culture which has destroyed their natural identities as women. There is simply no sanctuary left for them that they can see except for Islam.

I have mixed feelings about this because on one hand I absolutely support their freedom of choice for the pursuit of their own happiness, but on the other hand it just sadly means that the traditionally feminine values of warmth, respect and family for Western Women has utterly been destroyed.

The traditional bridges which once supported and held these women above water have completely been burnt to ashes and now the only bridge they see on their horizon has a large crescent moon adorning it with “hijab” style clothes designed to mask their beauty from the world.

What’s even more ironic for me, is that I’m surrounded by truly feminine AND HAPPY Russian Women who have:

  • No crisis of identity.
  • No doubts about their womanhood.
  • No confusion on their desire to take care of their man and children.
  • And no problems showing their stunning physical beauty to the world.

Western Women NEED to learn more about Real Womanhood from their Russian Sisters.

Why ARE so many modern British career women converting to Islam?

By Daily Mail Reporter - 27 October 2010

Tony Blair’s sister-in-law announced her conversion to Islam last weekend. Journalist Lauren Booth embraced the faith after what she describes as a ‘holy experience’ in Iran. She is just one of a growing number of modern British career women to do so.

Here, writer EVE AHMED, who was raised as a Muslim before rejecting the faith, explores the reasons why.

Rejecting her faith: Writer Eve Ahmed was raised a Muslim

  • Much of my childhood was spent trying to escape Islam.

  • Born in London to an English mother and a Pakistani Muslim father, I was brought up to follow my father’s faith without question.

  • But, privately, I hated it. The minute I left home for university at the age of 18, I abandoned it altogether.

  • As far as I was concerned, being a Muslim meant hearing the word ‘No’ over and over again.

  • Girls from my background were barred from so many of the things my English friends took for granted. Indeed, it seemed to me that almost anything fun was haram, or forbidden, to girls like me.

  • There were so many random, petty rules. No whistling. No chewing of gum. No riding bikes. No watching Top Of The Pops. No wearing make-up or clothes which revealed the shape of the body.

  • No eating in the street or putting my hands in my pockets. No cutting my hair or painting my nails. No asking questions or answering back. No keeping dogs as pets, (they were unclean).

  • And, of course, no sitting next to men, shaking their hands or even making eye contact with them.

  • These ground rules were imposed by my father and I, therefore, assumed they must be an integral part of being a good Muslim.

  • Small wonder, then, that as soon as I was old enough to exert my independence, I rejected the whole package and turned my back on Islam. After all, what modern, liberated British woman would choose to live such a life? ........... Writer Eve Ahmed

  • Well, quite a lot, it turns out, including Islam’s latest surprise convert, Tony Blair’s sister-in-law Lauren Booth. And after my own break with my past, I’ve followed with fascination the growing trend of Western women choosing to convert to Islam.

Broadcaster and journalist Booth, 43, says she now wears a hijab head covering whenever she leaves home, prays five times a day and visits her local mosque ‘when I can’.


Broadcaster and journalist Booth

She decided to become a Muslim six weeks ago after visiting the shrine of Fatima al-Masumeh in the city of Qom, and says: ‘It was a Tuesday evening, and I sat down and felt this shot of spiritual morphine, just absolute bliss and joy.’

Before her awakening in Iran, she had been ‘sympathetic’ to Islam and has spent considerable time working in Palestine. ‘I was always impressed with the strength and comfort it gave,’ she says.

How, I wondered, could women be drawn to a religion which I felt had kept me in such a lowly, submissive place? How could their experiences of Islam be so very different to mine?
Convert: Lauren Booth, who is Cherie Blair’s half sister, decided to convert to Islam after what she described as a holy experience in Iran.

According to Kevin Brice from Swansea University, who has specialized in studying white conversion to Islam, these women are part of an intriguing trend.

He explains: ‘They seek spirituality, a higher meaning, and tend to be deep thinkers. The other type of women who turn to Islam are what I call “converts of convenience”. They’ll assume the trappings of the religion to please their Muslim husband and his family, but won’t necessarily attend mosque, pray or fast.”

Read the full article here: Women Converting to Islam [click-me.gif]

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If this choice is another escape, what will their next one be?

If I grasp the bottom line of the women interviewed in this piece, they have said that their conversion to Islam was driven primarily by a realization that their old, pleasure seeking, self degrading habits and lifestyles were found to be bad judgment on their part.

For most men who follow this site I am already hearing a resounding, “Well, Duh!”

Living in the party scene, chasing after careers in a dog-eat-dog corporate world, and basically denying one’s femininity is hardly a life that too closely follows some misunderstood pressure from a traditional Judeo-Christian upbringing. Nor is that lifestyle a direct result of any spiritual teaching that I am particularly aware of.

Women who have been the victim of decades of feminism and the seeking of opulence are not converting to break away from poor spiritual backgrounds. They are just choosing another extreme measure to replace their previous extreme choices. I have great fear for their future.

Living a decadent life and running after any and every form of quick, self gratification one can find is hardly a problem of not having a solid spiritual or religious childhood. It is the extreme utilization of rebellion as an escape from that childhood.

These people, as well as any other, who convert away from the traditions and beliefs of their upbringing are doing a great injustice to their family and national heritage.

It was not their spiritual past that they’ve escaped from in most cases but rather their chosen lifestyles of completely living outside of that upbringing. This has the earmarks of yet another bad choice. Not because of which religion they choose but the reason for choosing any religion at all. If this choice is another escape, what will their next one be?

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Why are UK women converting to Islam?? Because deep down Western women still want a man to dominate them, and the usual "men" today are not getting it done.

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