French Converts to Islam Present a Growing Challenge

Cal Thomas | Syndicated Columnist | Wednesday, February 06, 2013

French Converts to Islam Present a Growing Challenge


Here is an ominous sign from a headline in the New York Times: "More in France Are Turning to Islam, Challenging a Nation's Idea of Itself."

In a Paris suburb, there is a building called "the mosque of the converts." Every year, the Times reports, about 150 Muslim conversion ceremonies are performed there.

While the number of converts remains small in France, annual conversions have doubled in the past 25 years, presenting a growing challenge to that country, according to anti-terrorism officials. They worry that converts represent a critical element of the terrorist threat in Europe because they have Western passports and do not stand out.

Meanwhile, the State Department and the Obama administration and too many in our media are blind to this threat of infiltration, conversion and eventually subjugation, which has been the pattern of Islam throughout its history. The two lines of Abraham may be coming down to the final conflict.

I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.

Publication date: February 6, 2013

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