March 02, 2010
March New Month Open Thread
We're still alive, if not necessarily kicking. Cast your pearls of wisdom below.
Posted by Matthew Hogan at March 2, 2010 05:02 AM
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Have you heard about the guy who "converted" to Islam so he could hang out with the radical community in Yemen, and did so for 3 years? In Global Post. On the one hand, he has balls and his book ought to be interesting. On the other hand, "sham" conversion is a tremendously disrespectful thing to do.
Posted by: Antiquated Tory at March 12, 2010 06:55 PM
I beg to differ. Why without sham conversions, we'd never have inter-faith marriages. Or the Bourbon dynasty, but maybe that's not a great example.
Interesting article, save some oversimplicities, though.
Posted by: matthew h at March 14, 2010 02:00 AM
Why without sham conversions, we'd never have inter-faith marriages.
Or colorful characters like my former co-worker, the nice blond Polish boy, who converted to Islam to marry his half-Egyptian fiancee (with the Irish formerly Catholic mother, but that's another story). And then broke off the engagement.
Posted by: Eva Luna at March 15, 2010 12:04 PM