The “Good” Convert

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

The Muslim community builds an image of what a “good” convert should be.  As long as the convert fulfills that image, they are liked, they have friends within the community, and they are sought after as examples to give little talks or testimonies.  This is nothing more than propaganda.  If, for whatever reason, a convert were to deviate from that image, if they were to exhibit independent thinking, then they are proscribed by the community.  The Muslim community here does not really care about converts.  They care about the image.


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