4 U.S. Soldiers Have Converted to Islam

This is kind of interesting....Four U.S. soldiers serving in Iraq have converted to Islam while there. George Douglas is the latest.

Dr. Ziad Al-Fahdawi, a witness to the event, said that the soldier, George Douglas, recited the two creeds [“There is no god but God, and Mohammad is His prophet”] in The Mosque of Mohammad’s Presence after asking the mosque’s imam to witness his conversion to Islam. Douglas was reported as saying that he is certain that Islam is the best religion that a person could espouse, for its teachings of forgiveness, nobleness, love, righteousness and courage. When Douglas was finished with his declaration, the mosque attendants shouted “Allahou-Akbar” [God is Greater] and embraced and congratulated him.

The American soldier then changed his name, as of May 30th, from George Douglas to Mujahed Mohammad. He also explained that he was very moved by the courage of the people of Fallujah, their stance as Arabs and Muslims, and their readiness to defend their country and to die for the liberation of their land, no matter what pretexts the invaders give for their aggression.

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    Re: 4 U.S. Soldiers Have Converted to Islam (none / 0) (#1)
    by Darryl Pearce on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:00:50 PM EST
    ...huh. Maybe this is part of one of those "covert, secret even success" (or not) missions that George Bush talked about in September, 2001? Hey, I'm not paranoid. Bush is the one that started it.

    Re: 4 U.S. Soldiers Have Converted to Islam (none / 0) (#2)
    by Aaron on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:00:50 PM EST
    Islam is a beautiful religion, the actions of the soldiers is admirable. Unlike the US propaganda regarding Fallujah, the people of this area fighting the US have not been foreign fighters for the most part, but Iraqi tribesmen who have a history of resisting invaders that goes back centuries. Read Patrick Graham's article in the June 2004 issue of Harper's, Beyond Fallujah.