A very interesting text, that gives keys to understanding the extremism of muslim converts, and the mechanisms behind e.g. Polygamy411.com!
“Wow Mashallah, you’re so.. Um.. Pious”. What they’re actually thinking: “Urgh, why do those converts have to take it so far?”.. Image http://www.irishexaminer.com
So what is it that makes someone leave behind a fairly ordinary, everyday type of human experience to adopt an all encompassing, ideological way of thinking? How can one method of thought have so much power over the way someone lives their life?
I’ve spent a lot of time in the Muslim world, and in Muslim majority countries. Something that has always struck me in such places is that the absolutism in religious thinking which I found in Muslim minority communities in the West is not as prominent. In fact, religiously zealous people are considered a little bit batty or just too full on.
In a way, that was another part of the transforming experience for me, a part of the unravelling process. Yes, Muslims in the…
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