Karen Meek At first Think of Religion is a Folly

Written By jieenk on Friday, July 1, 2011 | 3:47 PM

He chose Saffia called now. His real name, Karen Meek. Saffia name attached in front of his name, sometimes people write in the middle of his name.

With Eric, her husband, shoulder to shoulder bersyiar Saffia Islam in Lewisville, Texas. Both are also active in the Central American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). In between busy as the staff of a large restaurant in his town, he actively participates in Islamic studies.

In addition to his involvement with CAIR, Saffia also active in the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA). He had been chairman of the Media Conference for ISNA regional conference in Dallas.

Among anti-Islam camp, he was seen as a threat. An American newspaper once wrote a review about him. "Meek hatred against the United States poses a threat to the security of this country," the commentator Globe News.

This media to comment on an article written in October 2006 Saffia about how people should not generalize Muslims. He wrote, "If you want the truth about what the core teachings of Islam, please read the Quran for yourself. Council on American-Islamic Relations to develop a campaign to" Explore the Quran 'and' Explore the Life of Muhammad 'to find their own truth about Islam. "

He also wrote another article titled "Do not believe everything you hear about Muslims". In it, he asserts Islam does not teach hatred of Christians or Jews. "On the contrary, the Qur'an calls them the People of the Book," writes Saffia contained in the Lufkin Daily News.

But who would have thought, Saffia originally was an atheist. "I grew up with the mindset that religion is something stupid," he said.

He always laugh when people say about God. "I do not believe in God. I do not think about how the world was created, and frankly, I do not care," he said.

Dating Eric, she felt seide. Youth dreams was originally a Christian Baptists, but later became an atheist.

One time, she realizes her boyfriend changed. "I thought he had suffered brain washing. Suddenly he stopped drinking alcoholic beverages," he said. Eric also rejected if presented with pork and do a "bizarre rituals" five times a day.

Apparently, without his knowledge, he learned about Islam. When his second marriage in a matter of weeks counting backwards, Eric finally confess that had become Muslims.

Saffia seemed to slap. But given the choice Eric to step back from plans to marry this woman was rejected. Despite the shock she still wanted to continue the wedding plans with Eric.

He just wondered why Eric chose Islam. He also studied secretly. "Just to understand Eric, with no intention of coming in that religion," he said.

But the woman who originally called Karen recognizes that the Islamic religion provides the most logical explanation about God and the creation of the universe and it is difficult for Saffia denied.

He eventually married to Eric. Saffia continued to study Islam and for the first time he tried praying, while her husband worked in the office. He studied his own prayers from a book.

"Up to this point, I do things quietly. I do not tell Eric. I do not embrace the religion just because my husband embrace a religion. I want to find my own way," he said.

Until finally, he resolved to follow her husband converted to Islam. Saffia was saying two sentences creed and officially became a Muslim.