When you hear the word “Muslim” what is the first image that comes to mind? A white Australian woman? Possibly not? This is the story of one such convert. I find it valuable, as a Christian, to listen to such stories. And ask myself, why? Why was she drawn towards Islam? In a country like Australia? Why not Christianity? Why not Jesus? Whilst I see no reason to seriously contemplate accomodating Sharia Law in countries where Muslims are a minority, as the Archbishop of Canterbury suggests, we do need to listen to Muslim voices if we seek to live harmoniously with them. This is what I would truly like to see our Christian leaders doing, evangelical and traditionalist.

2 thoughts on “Converting to Islam: an Australian woman’s story

  1. Actually there may be a point in taking cognisance of Sharia, and I think that Rowan Williams’ point may have been that bringing what is currently informal sharia courts into the mainstream in some way may help to end abuses.
    A bit more is in the article referenced in my posting
    at http://nouslife.blogspot.com/2008/02/archbishop-and-sharia-law.html
    I suspect that the Orr link is the best on this http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/deborah-orr/deborah-orr-dont-be-fooled-the-archbishop-wants-to-beat-extremists-at-their-own-game-780195.html


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