Skip to comments.THOUSANDS OF BRITISH EMBRACE ISLAM
Posted on 03/13/2004 2:31:26 AM PST by Doctor13
Jonathan Birt, the son of Lord Birt, and Emma Clark, the granddaughter of former liberal Prime Minister Herbert Asquith, are only two of 14,000 mostly-elite white Britons having reverted to Islam, reports said.
According to the first authoritative study of the phenomenon, carried by the Sunday Times on February 22, some of the countrys top landowners, celebrities and the offspring of senior Establishment figures have embraced Islam after being disillusioned with Western values.
The new study by Yahya (formerly Jonathan) Birt, son of Lord Birt, former director-general of the BBC, provides the first reliable data on the sensitive subject of Christians reversion to Islam.
He uses a breakdown of the latest census figures to conclude that there are now 14,200 white converts in Britain.
Speaking publicly for the first time about his faith, Birt argued that an inspirational figure, similar to the American convert Malcolm X for Afro-Caribbeans, would first have to emerge if the next stage, a mass conversion among white Britons, were to happen.
"You need great transitional figures to translate something alien (like Islam) into the vernacular," Birt, whose doctorate at Oxford University is on young British Muslims, was quoted by the Times.
"The image of Islam projected by political Islamic movements is not very attractive," he said.
Initially, Birt said he had no coherent reasons for converting, but "in the longer term I think it was the overall profundity, balance and coherence and spirituality of the Muslim way of life which convinced me," he said.
Meanwhile, it emerged last weekend that Emma Clark, the great-granddaughter of a British prime minister has converted. She said: "Were all the rage, I hope its not a passing fashion."
Clark, who helped design an Islamic garden for the Prince of Wales at Highgrove, his Gloucestershire home, is now helping create a similar garden for a mosque in Woking, Surrey, on the site of a car park, said the British newspaper.
Furthermore, fresh evidence came last weekend that Islam has received formal acceptance at the heart of the Establishment. The Queen has approved new arrangements to allow Muslim staff at Buckingham Palace time off to attend Friday prayers at a mosque. A member of staff in the finance department is the first to take advantage of it, said the British paper.
Many converts have been inspired by the writings of Charles Le Gai Eaton, a former Foreign Office diplomat, it added.
"I have received letters from people who are put off by the wishy-washy standards of contemporary Christianity and they are looking for a religion which does not compromise too much with the modern world," said Eaton, author of Islam and the Destiny of Man
WOW! I am at a loss for further words.
The Islamic missionaries (to Mexico) arrived from Granada, Spain, soon after armed Zapatista rebels took over several towns in an uprising to demand better living conditions for Maya peasants in 1994.
The Spaniards are members of Murabitun, a Muslim order active in England, Chechnya, South Africa, Germany and now Mexico. The Murabitun are converts to the mystical Sufi strain of Islam.
Their worldwide leader is Sheik Abdalqadir al-Murabit, formerly Ian Dallas of Britain, who professes a ``communal,'' anti-capitalist and anti-Semitic form of Islam. In Mexico, the Murabitun are led by Aureliano Pérez, who calls himself Emir Nafia and lives on the outskirts of San Cristóbal.
Incidentally, the Spaniard Aureliano Pérez is a former (?) member of ETA.
These people are spread all over the place. In fact, there is another Islamic movement in Mexico led by a British convert. If Prince Charles is indeed a convert to Sufism, however, he is probably a Marabitun.
Would that be that German Prince Charles
With what Mohammad did to the Laws of God in his rip-off of scriptures, I tend to lean towards perversion.
That caught my eye, too. Sounds like a Brit Valley Girl.
You just know that if it does turn out to be a passing fashion, she's outta there.
It's easy to see the attraction in blowing yourself up and taking a couple hundred infidels with you and then being rewarded with seventy virgins...
The vacuum being created my the spineless church heirarchy, together with the treachery of this government, far from creating feelings of guilt for our past, has in fact produced very fertile ground for Fascism to flourish, which only needs an articulate educated leader to send it blazing across the land....and those who have "reverted" to Islam, could find themselves under such an agressive regime, being charged with treason and anti-British activities. Islam is already prooving to be a divisive religion within the country, and, although I support everyones right to worship in their chosen way, it must never be allowed to infringe on everyones freedom. The apparent "wishy washy" state of the country is the result of the second rate "wannabies" that have been governing us for the last twenty years.
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