Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Rwandans Embrace Islam Post '94 Genocide

In the face of the staggering number of negative media stories about Islam and Muslims, I wanted to offer an alternative news story. After the horrific genocide which gripped the country of Rwanda in 1994, many Rwandans lost faith in their parish leaders, some of whom were complicit in the violence which killed hundreds of thousands. As such, this formerly predominantly Christian nation has seen an upsurge in the number of Muslim conversions. It is truly wonderful to see people embrace the beauty of Islam in this tumultuous time in our world's history. These Rwandan converts have discovered what we all know and love about the truth and balance of our deen.

Fi sabilillah,
Your sister in Islam,

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