I was recruited to destroy Islam, I became Muslim

Shariffa A Carlo shares her intriguing journey towards Islam:

THE story of how I reverted to al Islam is a story of plans. I made plans, the group I was with made plans, and Allah made plans. And Allah is the Best of Planners.

When I was a teenager, I came to the attention of a group of people with a very sinister agenda. They were and probably still are a loose association of individuals who work in government positions but have a special agenda: to destroy Islam.

It is not a governmental group that I am aware of, they simply use their positions in the US government to advance their cause. One member of this group approached me because he saw that I was articulate, motivated and very much the women’s rights advocate.

He told me that if I studied International Relations with an emphasis in the Middle East, he would guarantee me a job at the American Embassy in Egypt. He wanted me to eventually go there to use my position in the country to talk to Muslim women and encourage the fledgling women’s rights movement.

It is not a governmental group that I am aware of, they simply use their positions in the US government to advance their cause. One member of this group approached me because he saw that I was articulate, motivated and very much the women’s rights advocate.

He told me that if I studied International Relations with an emphasis in the Middle East, he would guarantee me a job at the American Embassy in Egypt. He wanted me to eventually go there to use my position in the country to talk to Muslim women and encourage the fledgling women’s rights movement.

I thought this was a great idea. I had seen the Muslim women on TV; I knew they were a poor oppressed group, and I wanted to lead them to the light of 20th century freedom. With this intention, I went to college and began my education.

I studied Quraan, hadith and Islamic history. I also studied the ways I could use this information. I learned how to twist the words to say what I wanted them to say. It was a valuable tool. Once I started learning, however, I began to be intrigued by the message of Islam. It made sense. That was very scary. Therefore, in order to counteract this effect, I began to take classes in Christianity.

I chose to take classes with this one professor on campus because he had a good reputation and he had a Ph.D. in Theology from Harvard University. I felt I was in good hands. I was, but not for the reasons I thought. It turns out that this professor was a Unitarian Christian.

He did not believe in the trinity or the divinity of Jesus. In actuality, he believed that Jesus was a prophet. He proceeded to prove this by taking the Bible from its sources in Greek, Hebrew and Aramaic and show where they were changed. As he did this, he showed the historical events which shaped and followed these changes.

By the time I finished this class, my deen had been destroyed, but I was still not ready to accept Islam. As time went on, I continued to study, for myself and for my future career. This took about three years.

In this time, I would question Muslims about their beliefs. One of the individuals I questioned was a Muslim brother with the MSA. Alhamdulillah, he saw my interest in the deen, and made it a personal effort to educate me about Islam. May Allah increase his reward. He would give me dawaa at every opportunity which presented itself.

One day, this man contacts me, and he tells me about a group of Muslims who were visiting in town. He wanted me to meet them. I agreed. I went to meet with them after ishaa prayer.

I was led to a room with at least 20 men in it. They all made space for me to sit, and I was placed face to face with an elderly Pakistani gentleman. Mashallah, this brother was a very knowledgeable man in matters of Christianity. He and I discussed and argued the varying parts of the bible and the Quraan until the fajr.

At this point, after having listened to this wise man tell me what I already knew, based on the class I had taken in Christianity, he did what no other individual had ever done. He invited me to become a Muslim.

In the three years I had been searching and researching, no one had ever invited me. I had been taught, argued with and even insulted, but never invited. May Allah guide us all.

So when he invited me, it clicked. I realized this was the time. I knew it was the truth, and I had to make a decision.

Alhamdulillah, Allah opened my heart, and I said, “Yes. I want to be a Muslim.” With that, the man led me in the shahadah – in English and in Arabic.

I swear by Allah that when I took the shahadah, I felt the strangest sensation. I felt as if a huge, physical weight had just been lifted off my chest; I gasped for breath as if I were breathing for the first time in my life.

Alhamdulillah, Allah had given me a new life – a clean slate – a chance for Jennah, and I pray that I live the rest of my days and die as a Muslim. Ameen.

Source: The LADO Newsletter.

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  1. A list of the most disgusting and immoral American bigots and racists who always invent nonsensical, baseless and ridiculous fairy tales to defame, insult, degrade and demonize Islam and Muslims and they use mass media to promote and spread Islamophobia to pit non-Muslims against Muslims:

    [Senarai nama pemimpin rasis di Amerika Syarikat yang bersikap perkauman dan cauvinis terhadap agama Islam dan umat Islam dan menyebarkan Islamophobia (kebencian dan permusuhan terhadap agama Islam dan umat Islam) untuk melaga-lagakan orang kafir dengan umat Islam.

    Mereka sentiasa mencipta pelbagai fitnah untuk memfitnah dan memburuk-burukkan agama Islam dan umat Islam untuk menghasut orang ramai membenci dan menentang agama Islam dan umat Islam:]

    Ali Sina – A member of the board of directors of Stop Islamization of Nations.

    Allen West – A former Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

    Anders Gravers – A member of the president’s council of Stop Islamization of Nations who also heads Stop Islamization of Europe.

    Ann Coulter – A conservative comentator.

    Ashraf Rameleh – A member of the board of directors of Stop Islamization of Nations.

    Ayaan Hirsi Ali – Possesses a reputation for anti-Muslim and anti-Constitutional rhetoric.

    Babu Suseelani – A member of the board of directors of Stop Islamization of Nations.

    Bill Maher – Host of the political satire program, Real Time with Bill Maher, on HBO.

    Brian Kilmeade – A Fox News Channel commentator.

    Brigitte Gabriel – The founder and president of Act for America.

    Bryan Fischer – The director of issues analysis at the American Family Association.

    Carl Goldberg – A member of the Arizona chapter of Act for America

    Clare Lopez – The vice president for issues and analysis at the Center for Security Policy and a board member at the Clarion Project.

    Cliff Kincaid – The editor of Accuracy in Media and a board member of Stop Islamization of Nations.

    Constance Gavras – The director of the Illinios chapter of Act for America.

    Daniel Pipes – The founder and director of the Middle East Forum. Pipes is also connected to the National Review, Clarion Project, and Washington Times.

    Dave Agema – A former Michigan state legislator, Agema now represents his state as a national commiteeman of the Republican National Committee.

    David Horowitz – The founder of the David Horowitz Freedom Center.

    David Yerushalmi – A co-founder of the American Freedom Law Center and employee of the Center for Security Policy.

    Debbie Anderson – The leader of the Minneapolis chapter of ACT for America.

    Debbie Robinson – A member of the president’s council of Stop Islamization of Nations

    Dorrie O’Brien – A national mentor for ACT for America. According to O’Brien “Islam…is a poisoned well.”

    Frank Gaffney – The founder and president of the Center for Security Policy. Gaffney is also connected to the Washington Times, and Clarion Project.

    Glenn Beck – Host of the Glenn Beck show on the Blaze.

    Guy Rodgers – The executive director of ACT for America.

    James Lafferty – Originally known for his work with the Virginia Anti-Shariah Taskforce, Lafferty is now with both the American Freedom Defense Initiative and Jihad Watch.

    John Bennett – An Oklahoma state Representative (R-Sallisaw).

    John Guandolo – The founder of Understanding the Threat. Guandolo is a former FBI agent who trains law enforcement officers to believe in conspiracy theories.

    Jonathan Matusitz – The membership director for the central Florida chapter of Act for America and a professor at the University of Central Florida

    Kamal Saleem – A board member of Former Muslims United

    Kevin Carroll – A member of the president’s council of Stop Islamization of Nations.

    Lauren Green – An anchor on Fox News Channel.

    Mano Bakh – A key individual with the California group, Concerned American Citizens

    Michele Bachmann – A Minnesota Republican and former U.S. Representative

    Mike Huckabee – A host on the Fox News Channel and former governor of Arkansas.

    Nina Cunningham – Board Member of many anti-Islam organizations, including the Center for Security Policy, the David Horowitz Freedom Center, and the Clarion Project.

    Nonie Darwish – A founder of Former Muslims United. Darwish asserts that “Islam should be fought and should be conquered and defeated and annihilated.”

    Oskar Freysinger – A member of the board of directors of Stop Islamization of Nations

    Pamela Geller – The head of the American Freedom Defense Initiative, Jihad Watch, and Stop the Islamization of Nations.

    Pat Robertson – A commentator for Christian Broadcasting Network and the co-founder of American Center for Law and Justice.

    Peter King – A U.S. Representative from Long Island, New York. He served as chairman of the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee from 2010-2012.

    Phyllis Schlafly – The founder and president of Eagle Forum.

    Richard Swier – The director of the Sarasota, Fla. chapter of ACT for America.

    Rick Joyner – The president of the Oak Initiative. He is also the founder and director of Morningstar Ministries and the founder and director of Heritage National Ministries.

    Robert Shore – A member of Clarion Project’s board of directors.

    Robert Spencer – Leads the Jihad Watch web site and is also connected with the David Horowitz Freedom Center, the American Freedom Defense Initiative, and Stop Islamization of Nations.

    Roger Ailes – The president and CEO of Fox News Channel.

    Ryan Mauro – A staff member at the Clarion Project.

    Sam Kharoba – The founder of the Counter Terrorism Operations Center.

    Scott Saunders – Affilliated with the Virginia Beach, Va. chapter of Act for America.

    Shalom Lewis – A cleric at the Congregation Etz Chaim synagogue in Marietta, Georgia.

    Stephanie Reis – The Virginia State Director for Act for America

    Stephen Coughlin – A fellow at the Center for Security Policy.

    Steven Crowder – A Fox News Channel commentator.

    Steven Emerson – The founder of the Investigative Project on Terrorism.

    Timothy Wildmon – The president of the American Family Association.

    Tom Trento – The founder and director of The United West.

    Usama Dakdok – The founder of the Straight Way of Grace Ministry.

    Wafa Sultan – Connected to both Former Muslims United and Stop Islamization of Nations.

    Walid Shoebat – The founder of the Forum for Middle East Understanding, ands the author of “The case for Islamophobia,’ a book published in March 2013.

    William Boykin – A board member of the Oak Initiative and a former lieutenant general.

    Zuhdi Jasser – The founder and president of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy and a board member of the Clarion Project.

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