An original translation by Oz-Rita
By Maud de Carpentier, RTL online published on 10.2.2015
Since the attacks in France (Charlie Hebdo and Jewish Grocer), the mosques in Paris, Lyon and Strasbourg have registered an increase in conversions to “the muslim religion”
In january 2015 the Great Mosque of Paris has issued 40 certificates of conversion. For the same period last year, there were only 22 such certificates issued, according to an information obained by RTL. Same report from Strasburg and Aubervilliers where an increase of 30% has been registered. Lyon too is following this tendency with an increase of 20%.
Undo the Amalgames*
In Paris, Eloise is part of the newly converteds. One month to the exact day after the attacks and only 18 years old, the young woman becomes muslim. Shocked by the *amalgames which were made in the wake of those attacks between muslims and terrorists, she wanted to give another view of the religion: “This makes me even more willing to go towards islam and to show the world that this is not it”.
The imams seem to be the most surprised by the increase in number of the new believers but also by the diversity of their profiles. In Paris, a medical doctor, a school principal and even a police man have stepped into the Great Mosque to convert.
*Amalgame = erroneously connecting something with something that has nothing to do with it. When this word is now (over) used in France it’s mostly in connection with “Nothing to do with Islam”.
[Note by translator: RTL being the French equivalent of BBC ie state sponsored, leftist and largely islam-submissive, I am surprised that they even report this “news”. However I am reassured that they do it in a way that is very respectful of this Nothing-to-do-with-Islam-Religion.]