Thursday, August 25, 2011

9/11 Stockholm Syndrome

You would think that the 9/11 terrorist attacks would have the effect of causing Americans to be turned off by Islam. In fact, as onislam reports, for more than a few souls the attacks were a real turn on:
CAIRO – Shaken by the 9/11 attacks and the ensuring hostility against Muslims, the curiosity of many Americans to know more about Islam have led them to embrace the faith.
“It seemed kind of crazy to do,” Johannah Segarich said, the Huffington Post reported on Thursday, August 25.
“I was a middle-aged professional woman, very independent, very contemporary, and here I was turning to this religion, which at that point was so reviled."
Segarich was stunned by news that the 9/11 attacks, which were claimed by Al-Qaeda group, were carried out by some Muslims.
“What kind of religion is this that could inspire people to do this?" Segarich recalled her first reaction to the news.
Seeking answers, the American woman decided to have a deeper look into Islam by studying the Noble Qur’an.
"I came to the realization that I had a decision to make," she recalled.
A few weeks later, the Utah-born music instructor began studying Islam...
Oddly enough, I pretty much asked the same question that Segarich did back then, only my deeper look in to Islam by studying the Noble Qur'an resulted in an entirely different transformation.

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