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Lawyer who wanted to marry Malia Obama converts to Islam
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The Kenyan lawyer who expressed interest to marry President Barack Obama’s first born daughter, Malia, has converted to Islam. Felix Kiprono Matagei, who hit the headlines globally after announcing he was offering 50 cows, 70 sheep and 30 goats as bride price for Malia Obama, says he ditched Christianity after being introduced to Islam by…

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YUSUF ISLAM
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Yusuf Islam was originally named Steven Georgiou before changing his name after his conversion, but is better known as his stage name Cat Stevens. Growing up he went to St. Joseph Roman Catholic Primary School, but his father was Greek Orthodox and his mother was a baptist. While on holiday in Marrakesh, Morocco, a predominantly…

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HAMZA ROBERTSON
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Hamza Robertson was originally named Tom Robertson before converting to Islam. He was born in Chadderton, Greater Manchester, England. He grew up in a Christian family environment and grew up on the teachings of the Christian religion.   In 2003, at the age of 21, Robertson converted to Islam and changed his name to Hamza.…

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MAXENCE BUTTEY
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A local councillor representing Marine Le Pen’s far-right party, the Front National, has announced he has converted to Islam – and has urged fellow party members to do the same. Maxence Buttey, 22, has been suspended from a regional Front National committee after he went public with his decision to convert to Islam and sent…

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HAMZA YUSUF
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Hamza Yusuf was originally named Mark Hanson, but he changed his name after adopting the religion of Islam. He grew up practicing Greek Orthodox Christian. In 1997 after a near death experience he converted to Islam from Christianity. He also had previously read the Quran when the verses of the Quran touched his heart. After…

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Dr. JEFFREY LANG
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Dr. Jeffrey Lang is an Associate Professor of Mathematics at the University of Kansas. He was born into a catholic family in Connecticut. He spent much of his early life in Catholic schools, but found no comfort and peace in the Christian religion or in God. when asked about his journey into Islam he said…

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Mohammad Ali
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Muhammad Ali (born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.; January 17, 1942 – June 3, 2016) was an American professional boxer and activist. He is widely regarded as one of the most significant and celebrated sports figures of the 20th century. From early in his career, Ali was known as an inspiring, controversial, and polarizing figure both…

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Khadijah ‘Sue’ Watson – Former pastor, missionary, professor. Master’s degree in Divinity
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“What happened to you?” This was usually the first reaction I encountered when my former classmates, friends and co-pastors saw me after having embraced Islam. I suppose I couldn’t blame them, I was a highly unlikely the person to change religions. Formerly, I was a professor, pastor, church planter and missionary. If anyone was a…

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Ibrahim Khalil – Former Egyptian Coptic priest
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(Source: The Islamic Bulletin, San Francisco, CA 94141-0186) Al-Haj Ibrahim Khalil Ahmad, formerly Ibrahim Khalil Philobus, was an Egyptian Coptic priest who studied theology and got a high degree from Princeton University. He studied Islam to find gaps to attack it; instead he embraced Islam with his four children, one of whom is now a…

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SHEIKH HUSSAIN YEE
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Hussain Yee, 1950, was born into a Buddhist family and he embraced Islam at the age of 18 in 1968. Hussain is now the President of Al Khadim Organization in Malaysia. He pursued further studies at the Islamic University of Madinah in Saudi Arabia majoring in Hadith. After graduating in 1978, he joined the Muslim…

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LAURENCE BROWN
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Laurence B. Brown was born in 1959. He graduated from Cornell University College of Arts and Sciences, Brown University Medical School, and George Washington University. He is a retired Air Force officer, the medical director and ophthalmologist. Brown’s journey into Islam began back in 1990, when his second daughter, Hannah, was born with a cardiovascular…

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