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US army officer embraces Islam

US army officer embraces Islam

Dec 30, 2012 - 13:32

ASADABAD (PAN): An American military officer has embraced Islam in the Watapur district of eastern Kunar province, the newly-converted Christian said on Saturday.

James Grant, from the American state of Tennessee, said he converted after reading books on Islam for the last seven months at a coalition camp in the town.
The US service-member, who changed his name to Mohammad Asif, formally announced his decision on Friday, insisting he found the religion true.

He said he had consulted his wife before the conversion. "She did not oppose my conversion. I would preach Islam to my family first, and then to others," the father of two children said.

Grant proclaimed "Kalma-i-Shahadat in front of a crowd of Afghan and foreign military officers through an imam with the Afghan military named Hamidullah.


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