A report in the Wasington Post: Converts To Islam Move Up In Cells:
Religious converts are playing an increasingly influential role in Islamic militant networks, having transformed themselves in recent years from curiosities to key players in terrorist cells in Europe, according to counterterrorism officials and analysts.
(Props to GetReligion.)
I heard intimations of this on NPR too, (it’s part of this story). What’s odd in the WaPo article – only 9 converts are cited out of evidently thousands in Europe. The NPR story lets Germany hang themselves, differentiating between those who convert “for marriage” and those who convert for actual religion.
The more important question is “Why are we paying attention to converts?” Because we’re feeling threatened. “Normal White People” converting?!?!?!?!? OMG! That’s terror right there.
Update Carl continues to document the theme.