My friend Wael Taji has been examining narratives around conversion to Islam in the West and was able to identify a few specific types of converts and motives behind conversion. Here is a summary of his findings around major reasons why people convert to Islam.
Why do Muslims continue to not engage when offered the chance to defend their religion? Is it not time for the scholars and preachers of Islam to stand up and defend their religion? Exmuslims are continuing to gain popularity and our arguments are being noticed. I constantly get thank you notes from individuals appreciating my work and telling me I helped them leave Islam. Yet nobody is really responding to my arguments or agreeing to discuss with me. Look at the following and see if you notice any pattern.
Dear friends and supporters,
I have spent many hours working on my blog and videos. Making videos is not cheap. It comes with a huge time investment and equipment needed. In total I have purchased hundreds of dollars of software licenses (Adobe Premiere CS), microphone and camera and lighting equipment and all that jazz.
Since I have personally put in my own money all along, I am now going to ask you to support me by subtitling my videos.
My YouTube is intentionally NOT monetized, and I purposely don’t have a Patreon creator account. While I wouldn’t mind being able to hire others to help do some of the grunt work in video editing, translating and so on, I want to keep my motives clean and pure for everyone to see. There is no financial incentive for me in the work I do and I want to keep it that way for the maximum benefit
It’s pure fesabillilah! For Allah’s sake! Actually, its for the love of humanity rather and wanting to make the world a better place.
But do support me, share my content far and wide and let’s help people wake up from the haze of Islam and into the clarity of enlightenment and reason!