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.