Islam is the fastest-growing religion. In the United States, for example, nearly 80 percent of the more than 1,200 mosques have been built in the past 12 years.
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Macon, Georgia, mayor converts to Islam
POSTED: 2:07 p.m. EST, February 2, 2007
MACON, Georgia (AP) -- Mayor Jack Ellis has converted to Islam and is working to change his legal name to Hakim Mansour Ellis.:rock
Ellis, 61, a Macon native who was raised Christian, said he became a Sunni Muslim during a December ceremony in the west African nation of Senegal.
Ellis said he has studied the Quran for years and that his new religion was practiced by his ancestors before they were brought to North America as slaves.
"Why does one become a Christian?" Ellis said Thursday. "You do it because it feels right. ... To me it's no big deal. But people like to know what you believe in."
Name-changing by converts is a practice that is considered commendable, though it is typically not required.If anybody wants to know about Islam, I can hold an intelligent conversation," Ellis said. "What I've found is how little we know about the religion.:inshallah: may god bless him:Crescent: