JNN 07 Apr 2015 Baghdad : The Teaching of Islam are being Propagated at their Best as the Conversion to Islam is a Non Stoping affair . Recently an American Young Man and a Well Known Brazilian Kick Boxer also embraced Islam . A Young French Councilor also embraces Islam .
A newly American Shiite covert visited Imam Ali’s (AS) holy shrine in his trip to Najaf, Iraq.
This American youth, Lucas Bronks, who had been a devoted Christian before converting to Shiite Islam started studying about Islam after meeting a Pakistani Shiite man. After a while when he grew fond of Imam Ali and Ahlul Bait (AS) he converted to Shiite Islam.
He was welcomed and greeted warmly by the authorities in Imam Ali’s (AS) holy shrine.
He described his feelings after visiting the holy shrine and said: I feel I am ineffably fortunate. I am standing before the master of humanity, justice, and forgiveness and I salute him.
He said: when I entered my heart was trembling and my feet were heavy. I could not move on. But after reading the prayers and entering the shrine I felt calm and secure. I felt something unlike anything before.
Brazilian Kick Boxer Embraces Islam :
Alex Pereira, the notable Brazilian kickboxer, who is ranked first in Brazil and Latin America, and sixth worldwide, has converted to Islam, said Sheikh Khaled Taqi el-Din, president of the Supreme Council of Imams and Islamic Affairs and the manager of Islamic Affairs at the Federation of Muslim Associations of Brazil.
In a statement , Taqi el-Din said: “In his quest for mental peace and perfect character, the kickboxer found a lot of comfort after reading about the light of Islam.
Consequently, he decided to visit the Federation of Muslim Associations in Brazil to learn more about the message of Islam, its civilization and its bestowal upon mankind, and eventually decided to converting.
Taqi el-Din pointed out that “Pereira, who will compete this month at Dubai World Cup 2015 for the World’s Title, talked about his physical strength, saying he is ready to fight the upcoming matches to win the title, but he stated that there was strength he sought for, namely psychological and spiritual strength, to fill the inner void that he had felt”.
“The kickboxer, who read some books about Islam given to him by a friend, called Hamza, became a frequent visitor to the Federation of Muslim Associations in Brazil to meet with scholars, who explained to him the principles of Islam. Consequently, he decided to convert to Islam,” Taqi el-Din noted.
“The Federation of Muslim Associations in Brazil has adopted a new project, dubbed “Muslims for Peace”, with a view to familiarizing the world with the sporting, intellectual and scientific elite who play a significant role in the Brazilian social life and the anti-Muslim campaigns launched by some media outlets,” he said.
“These campaigns did not pose any obstacle to familiarize the people with Islam. On the contrary, they prompted more people to learn about Islam and convert as Muslims” he added.
A French Councillor Convert to Islam
A local councilor representing Marine Le Pen’s far-right party, the Front National, has announced he has converted to Islam – and has urged fellow party members to do the same.
Maxence Buttey, 22, has been suspended from a regional Front National committee after he went public with his decision and sent out a “proselytizing video” to the party in which he praised the “visionary virtues of the Koran and urged them to convert, the Telegraph reported.
Mr Buttey, who is a councillor in the eastern Paris suburb, Noisy-le-grand, said the Front National and Islam had a lot in common.
He told French newspaper, Le Parisien: “Like Islam, the FN defends the weakest. The party denounces exorbitant interest rates charged on the debt of our country, and Islam is against the practice of usury.”
Jordan Bardella, a local party secretary, said: “Religion is a private choice which I respect but it must not enter into the sphere of our political activities. The proselytizing video which Maxence sent out is unacceptable.”
The party, which runs on an anti-immigration policy line, has no power to sack him from the post and he remains a councillor and a party member.
Mr Buttey explained to Le Parisien that he had decided to convert after lengthy discussions with the local imam after they met while he was campaigning for election.
“Some of my voters will be disappointed by my choice” he said. “But I’m ready to explain to them that Islam has a mission to unite all men and women.”
“I was Catholic but when I reread the Bible I noticed all its inconsistencies. When I read the Koran thoroughly, I understood that this religion is more open,” he said.
He added that he was against the niqab (full-face veil) and said that Islam did not call for believers “to cut off heads as the Islamic State group does.”
In April the Front National harnessed anti-immigration and anti-EU sentiment in France to win control of 11 towns and more than 1,400 municipal seats nationwide in local elections – more than double its record from the 1990s.
Ms Le Pen later said she would ban schools from offering Muslim and Jewish pupils pork-free lunches in the towns where it won in recent local elections. “We will not accept any religious demands in school menus,” Le Pen told RTL radio. “There is no reason for religion to enter the public sphere, that’s the law.”
The country has Europe’s largest Muslim population, estimated at six million. France has banned the wearing of the niqab in public and headscarves in state schools.