Despite the tendency of converts to join violent jihad groups, no Muslim organizations in Europe or the U.S. have any programs in place to teach them why they (ostensibly) reject the violent jihadis’ understanding of Islam.
“Convert brothers to Islam call for jihad in France,” from the Times of London, August 19:
Two fresh-faced French converts to Islam who claim to be fighting in Syria have caused outrage in France by issuing a chilling call for jihad in an internet video.
During their 12-minute appeal for holy war in French the two wispy-bearded young men wearing camouflage fatigues brandish Kalashnikovs as they urge President Hollande to embrace Islam and withdraw troops from Mali. The half-brothers from the southern city of Toulouse, which was the home of the al Qaeda-inspired murderer Mohamed Merah, are believed to be among about 270 French jihadi fighters in Syria, according to French intelligence sources….