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    I have been on the fourm for a couple of days. So I thought I had better introduce myself.

    Lived most of my life in Oklahoma and Texas. Currently living in Yankee land. Boston!! :eek:

    I am an American convert to Islam and have been a Muslim for over 7 years.

    Before converting to Islam, I was a very dedicated Christian and am well versed in the Bible.

    I am a Vietnam Era Vet and am totally opposed to the Iraq War.

    Also, I am very conservative in my politics, but have turned my back to the Republican Party.

    My wife is from the Middle East, speaks Arabic, and wears the Hijab. (scarf)

    Any questions on Islam or the Quran are welcome.
     
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    I guess that explains the username.:) I'm fairly new here as well but welcome.:cool:
     
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    Shalom, brother.
     
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    Welcome.

    I am curious as to what made you decide to convert.
    Also, why does your wife wear a hijab? I've heard several different reasons why women choose to wear it.
     
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    Thank You for the welcome Anguille!!

    To answer your question: After reading the Bible many times, I came to the realization that Jesus was NOT God and he never said that he was God. Also as a Rabbi, Jesus Never ate pork or violated any of the Jewish Torah Laws.

    In my veiw Christianity had been hijacked by Paul and turned into something that Jesus never ment his teachings to reflect.

    After reading the Quran and other Islamic studies. I found that Muhammad was only calling the Christians and Jews back to the origional religion of Abraham. The Quran and Islam were in sync with all of my personal, religious, spiritual, and political beliefs. So converting was very easy.

    As for the Hijab, my wife is a very religious Muslim woman and would Never go outside of the home without being covered. No one forces her to wear it. It is both a sign of respect to God and a way to dress modestly in todays immoral secular society.
     
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    No, he used the term "I Am" to describe himself, and referred to himself and God as the same.

    Also, in Genesis, there was God, and Jesus, and the Holy Spirit, together yet separate.
     
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    I've always wondered why people who cover their heads out of respect for God think he doesn't want to see the tops of their heads. It always seemed to me as if they were hiding from God, trying to sneak around under his nose. Odd.
    I'm part of secular society. I'm sorry to hear that you think I'm immoral without even knowing anything about me.
    Thanks for answering my questions though.
     
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    In my reading of the Bible. Jesus is saying that he followeds God and his teachings to the letter. Hence, he was saying that if you see him, than you are seeing God like behavior and God like actions.

    Christianity devolved into a polytheistic religion with the nonsensical 3 in 1 doctrine.

    That's why I converted to Islam, which is a TRUE monothestic religion.
     
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    My condolences for your move to that bung-hole of America.
     
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    Yea, it was culture shock when I first moved here to Boston.

    I thought the people were rude. I have come to find out that they are just impatient. Really impatient.

    What I really miss is good ole Texas BBQ and Tex-Mex food!!
     

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