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6. Eighty-four Westerners declared themselves Muslims at the Azhar

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6. Eighty-four Westerners declared themselves Muslims at the Azhar
Year: 
2003
Week: 
52
Article number: 
6
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p.12
Date of source: 
December 27, 2003
Author: 
‘Awad al-Ghannan
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According to the statistics of the Azhar, the number of Westerners who embraced Islam during the last year is 84 persons, 14 of whom declared themselves Muslims during the last two months. Previously, the average number of those who embraced Islam was one or two persons monthly.

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The number of Westerners who joined Islam increased over the last two months in spite of campaigns launched against Muslims following September 11 and the war on Iraq.

According to the statistics of the Azhar, the number of Westerners who embraced Islam during the last year is 84 persons, 14 of whom declared themselves Muslims during the last two months. Previously, the average number of those who embraced Islam was one or two persons monthly.

New Muslims, most of whom are Americans, agree unanimously that the anti-Islam campaign following September 11 and the wars against Iraq and Afghanistan pushed them to study Islam thoroughly.

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