From an article in The Independent dated November, 2011:
…it emerged that of the 5,200 Britons who converted to Islam last year, more than half are white and 75 per cent of them women.
In the past 10 years some 100,000 British people have converted to Islam, of whom some three-quarters are women, according to the latest statistics.
And according to “The Plain Truth”, February 1984, in its 50 Year Anniversary Issue, quoting from the “World Almanac and Book of Facts 1935” and “Reader’s Digest Almanac and Yearbook 1983”:
Between 1934 and 1984, followers of Christianity increased by 47%, the World Population increased 136%, and followers of Islam increased by 235%. (Listing here for reasons of comparison).
100,000 people per year in the U.S. were converting to Islam. For every 1 male convert to Islam, 4 females converted to Islam.
I won’t say anything, won’t quote verses from the Quraan, won’t try to convince you of anything, at all. I just leave those statistics to you, and maybe you’ll think the statistics of your own white Western people are more credible than anyone explaining Islam or the Quraan.
Women are fully capable of making decisions for themselves, fully capable of gaining their rights, fully capable of thinking for themselves. Obviously people do not convert because it seems like fun. There is a lot of time and energy that goes into educating themselves about the religion they are interested in, not to mention that converting can often mean they’re shunned by the people who once knew them because Islamophobia is rampant in this world. Oh, and the way those Muslim women aren’t ‘brainwashed’ but normal people that you’d meet that also very often excel in the things they pursue. When people say that “Islam is sexist” they blatantly disrespect women and the choices that women have been making for themselves and continue to do so. If you are going to claim that Islam is sexist, in favour of men, and oppresses women, then please explain to me why there are more women then men converting to Islam.
And if you can’t, then maybe it’s a good time you actually research what Islam is about and not reply on the twisted, out-of-context interpretations of Islamophobic people with an agenda against Muslims. Maybe you’ll think about how the problems are because of cultural influences and not religious, and also keep in mind that the patriarchy has oppressed women in every culture, not just in “Islamic countries”, whatever that’s supposed to mean.