For a full answer to this and other questions, see Journey into America: The Challenge of Islam.
Four out of five white converts in to Islam are women, out of an estimated 30 thousand converts a year in America. Of the women we met, like Nicole Queen for example, many had striking similarities in their reasons for converting to Islam. Women we met were seeing a culture out of control and women being treated as objects. They see Islam as a way of drawing boundaries around, and demanding respect for themselves and their families. They also complained that the excesses in society are a threat to the young. Each conversion is different and is to be examined only in its own context but we found many women reacting to aspects of their society—the indulgence, excesses and consumerism of the past twenty years. These women were clearly not happy with what they were seeing around them. They went looking for modesty, and found it in Islam.
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