US army officer embraces Islam
Date : Saturday 29 December 2012 19:32
An American military officer has embraced Islam in the Watapur district of eastern Kunar province.
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
( The Frontier Post)
Story Code: 55142
Source : Afghan Voice Agency (AVA), Kabul