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I'm happy it works for you and the majority of converts to Islam. Personally I could never deny Jesus Christ as the Son of God. I would feel like Judas. My Catholism is ingrained in me though "Father Peter" a priest wasn't pleased at my confession I did not go to Church regularly. I know my Fiance doesn't go to Mosque every Friday. He would love me to convert but does not pressurize me. I explained he was taught his religion at a very early age and I know the teachings are very strict with severe consequences if the small minority leave Islam. They are hounded and given fatwas. Literally can be put to death in Pakistan, Iran etc. The latter Amnesty is forever campaigning for the release of women jailed for daring not to wear hijab including a British born Human Rights Lawyer Nasrin who was given 148 lashes of the whip public flogging. This is the dark face of Islam. I'm sure the Christian Crusaders were quite cruel but we live in the 21st Century now whereas human rights particularly of females are still being fought at the cost of their lives. Death of a Princess in Saudi for example. So Islam a religion of peace perplexes people when Islamic majority Countries treat their women do poorly instead of Queens. Having said that modern day Islamists do have the same level of freedom and choice or at least it seems until you notice some are shunned by their communities for "western practices". I learned two of my estranged nieces who married British born Pakistani muslims have or are converted to Islam recently and their sister not though married also to a Muslim. I can only conclude Muslim men are very charming but controlling on the whole. I have noticed I've stopped wearing low tops etc to please him well just because a woman wears a burkha for example doesn't make her more pious. I need to be true to myself. Zied says he respects my religion and a few years ago a friend of his married a Jewish Hungarian woman twice his age. They seem happy. Tunisia is more accepting of other religions. Your conversion was your own decision and whatever makes you feel safe and happy. Good luck. We have the right to choose to convert. Sadly most muslims don't. I dont understand why they burn down Churches including the one I was born in Islamic Countries when we have dozens of mosques here in UK. Seems that fuels religious hatred.