Writings by Topic: Converts to Islam

Articles by MEF Staff and Fellows
Title Publication Date
Government Suspends Grant to UK Mosque after FWI Outcry Focus on Western IslamismSeptember 4, 2023
The Treasonous Story of a U.S. Soldier Turned Jihadist The FederalistJuly 11, 2023
An Inside Look at the Decline of Islamism with Former Salafist Umar Lee; Part II: The Akh-Right and Antisemitism Focus on Western IslamismNovember 25, 2022
An Inside Look at the Decline of Islamism with Former Salafist Umar Lee; Part I: Conversion and Disillusionment Focus on Western IslamismNovember 25, 2022
Islamists Welcome Infamous Social Media Star Andrew Tate into the Fold of Islam Focus on Western IslamismNovember 9, 2022
Did The U.S. Kill An American Citizen After Taking Out ISIS Leader Al-Baghdadi? The FederalistDecember 16, 2019
A Bizarre View of Justice for American ISIS Terrorist TownhallApril 22, 2019
Coddling Would-be Jihadists Doesn't Work The Toronto SunAugust 23, 2016
Islam's History of Forced Conversions Pajamas MediaSeptember 29, 2011
Conversion, Adultery, and Savagery Strike Egypt FrontPageMagazine.comMay 23, 2011
The Lure of Jihadism, or 'Boys Will Be Boys' Pajamas MediaFebruary 3, 2010
ICNA Welcomes New Muslims to Radicalize Family Security MattersNovember 5, 2008
[Beltway Snipers]: Converts to Violence? New York PostOctober 25, 2002
Johnny Walker Green New York PostDecember 24, 2001
Articles in Middle East Quarterly
Title Publication Date
Muslim Strategies to Convert Western Christians Middle East QuarterlySpring 2009
European Converts to Terrorism Middle East QuarterlySummer 2008
Prince Charles of Arabia Middle East QuarterlySeptember 1997
Title Publication Date
Moving In and Out of Islam Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2022
Conversion to Islam in the Premodern Age: A Sourcebook Middle East QuarterlySummer 2021
A Muslim in Victorian America: The Life of Alexander Russell Webb Middle East QuarterlySummer 2007
Black Pilgrimage to Islam Middle East QuarterlyFall 2002
The Sun is Rising in the West: New Muslims Tell about Their Journey to Islam Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2000
Even Angels Ask: A Journey to Islam in America Middle East QuarterlyDecember 1998
Struggling to Surrender: Some Impressions of an American Convert to Islam Middle East QuarterlyDecember 1998
American Jihad: Islam after Malcolm X Middle East QuarterlyDecember 1995
Audio, Video and Transcripts
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My Year Inside Radical Islam MEF WireMarch 5, 2007
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Dexter Van Zile: How the Nation of Islam Infiltrates the Mainstream – and How to Expel It Middle East Forum WebinarMarch 15, 2024