A personal view cross-posted from Fahrenheit 211 -
"What is it with those who convert to Islam, especially the women? Although the BBC and others in the media try to only show female Islamic converts as reasonable people who have found a spiritual path that suits them, what I have found is very much different. A significant number of converts to Islam appear to be violent, in general and in particular with female converts. You don’t get that with Christianity, the number of born again Christians who in the modern world commit religious based atrocities or make outrageous demands, or flaunt their new religion in an aggressive way is incredibly small. You might find a new Christian doing a bit of charity work or doing some street preaching, that is about as extreme as it gets."
"It is a similar situation for Jewish converts, the new Jew might stick to the kosher or Sabbath rules more strictly than many born Jews, but it is highly unlikely that the new Jew will run round in the street with a big knife shouting ‘put down the bacon sandwiches, or I’ll kill you’. But new Muslims do all sorts of hateful and disturbing things when they join Islam. Islamic converts are involved in terror, preaching extreme violence, threatening people in the street, conspiracy to commit offences and much else besides. There is something about Islam that attracts the violent, the liars, the authoritarian, the misogynistic, the self hating, the lost, the evil and the mad and the sad. It provides a perfect home for those who are both damaged and damaging...."