Report: Islamic Center in Israel Targets Jewish Women for Conversion

January 7, 2014 3:47 pm 18 comments

Koran cover. Photo: wiki commons.

Kafr Qara, an Israeli-Arab town 22 miles southeast of Haifa, plays host to an Islamic center that focuses on trying to convert young Jewish women to the Muslim faith, Israeli daily Ma’ariv reported on Monday.

Named Dar Es – Salaam (House of Peace in Arabic), the center’s stated goal is to provide an introduction to the values and religion of Islam to any curious non-Muslims. The focus of its activity however, is to persuade young Israeli women to abandon Judaism in favor of the Muslim faith, Ma’ariv reports.

Dar Es – Salaam has no website and has virtually no contact with the media. Rather, according to reports filed by al-Jazeera and other Arab-language media outlets, the center relies almost exclusively on word-of-mouth to attract new potential converts, Ma’ariv said.

Young Israelis who wander into Dar Es – Salaam are given background information about Islam and taught lessons – in Hebrew – about Mohammedanism. Among the literature that’s tailored to the Jewish reader is a booklet called, “The Way to Happiness,” Ma’ariv reports.

One of the center’s most famous ‘success’ stories is that of a lady by the name of ‘Aisha’, an Israeli woman in her late teens to early twenties whose conversion from Judaism to Islam has generated a wave of publicity for the center as a result of her story being reported by various news outlets around the world.

In a lengthy video produced by Dar Es – Salaam – and cited by Ma’ariv – Aisha recently told her story to an audience, saying that, “It all began in 2008. I was suffering from terrible stomach pains at the time. A friend of mine who was interested in Islam sent me a video in which a Surah from the Holy Qur’an was read. [The moment I heard the Surah] My stomach pains suddenly began to fade. Once the Surah was completed, my aches returned. This was when I first grasped the power of the Holy Koran.”

In the video, Aisha goes on to claim that nowadays more and more of her friends are contacting her and that she is teaching those friends to pray. According to Aisha, many of them have taken the plunge and converted to Islam.

Aisha is imbued with the zeal of a true believer, Ma’ariv said. “We’re just getting started,” Aisha declares in the video. “I deeply regret not having been born a Muslim; I spent many years in the dark. I am sorry that Muslims are not out there spreading the religion, a religion so pure, so true. People from around the world are entering it [Islam]. Yet people who were born Muslim aren’t committed to the faith. I ask every Muslim to give of himself by spreading Islam.”

18 Comments

  • I really blame the Rabbinute and its greed, corruption and desire for power over the best interests of Jews in Israel. We suffer from their hatred of Jews that do not conform to their particular way of seeing Torah. Often in itself full of prejudice and narrow-minded control. When the rabbinute or rather one young man in his 30′s decides the fate of whether someone is Jewish or not based on the political views of the Rabbi outside of Israel who confers the facts of being Jewish, then we deserve this endless and disgusting situation. I think it best to eliminate the chief Rabbi positions and either have one or none. This moment in our history clearly shows that it is time to overthrow the entire system of rabbinic power and bring back some semblance of real spiritual and inclusive religious leadership. The Jews of Israel deserve to have nothing less.

  • marc sportich

    I THINK PERSNNALLY THAN RABBINATE MUST FORBIDDEN THE CONVERSION TO ISLAM IN THIS ISRAEL COUNTRYS BUT BECAUSE THIS BLADDY MAARAKH/MERETZ/LIKUD/YAIR LAPID/TSIPPI LIVNI PARTYS WANTED THAT IN PERMITTING DESTABILIZATION OF MEDINA ISRAEL THESE BLADDY LAYS PARTY WANTED DISPARITION OF MEDINA ISRAEL AS THIS TRAITOR TSIPPI LIVNI IN CHARGE OF NEGOCIATION WITH PALESTINIANS WHOM HIS PARENTS WERE HEROUTNIKS AND NATIONALISTS FANS OF BIG ERETZ ISRAEL AND SHE IS A BOGEDETH GEDOLA A TRAITOR FOR WILLING BY FORCE GIVING JUDEA SAMARIA TO FATAH TERRORISTS OF RAMALLAH FOR CREATE A TERROR STATE STATE IN CENTER OF ISRAEL ..THIS LIVNI MUST BE PASSED IN JAIL FOR WILLING GIVING PART OF ERETZ ISRAEL TO PALESTINIANS ENNEMYS ..LIKE AS WELL.. AVODA..MERETZ PARTYS AS YAIR LAPID PARTYS HAVE IN THEIR PLATEFORM POLITICS .. A PALESTINIAN STATE IN JEWISH LANDS OF JUDEA SAMARIA ..AND I AM ASKING ME IF JEWISH ISRAELIS LEFTIST PARTYS ARE NOT SUICIDAL ??? INSTEAD TO TAKE ALL JUDEA SAMARIA ANNEXATION TO ISRAEL AND EXPELLED ALL THIS FATAH TERRORISTS OF RAMMALLAH ARMY TO JORDANIAN COUNTRYS ..3 TIMES GREATER OF ISRAEL CURRENT AREA ..

    I DONT UNDERSTAND WHY MANY AMERICANS JEWS DONT WRITE AND SENT MAIL TO OBAMA /KERRY TO TELLS THEM STOP TO WILLING A PALESTINIAN TERRORISTS STATE IN HEART OF ISRAEL ..BECAUSE WILL BE SUICIDAL FOR ISRAEL … WHERE ARE ALL THESE JEWS INFLUENTS AROUND OBAMA OR KERRY GIVING THEM MANY MONEYS FOR HIS PRESIDENCY RACE …AS STEVEN SPIELBERG…HAIM SABBAN ..ETC ..SINCERELY I DONT UNDERSTAND AMERICANS JEWRY …ME IF I WILL BE AMERICAN WILL BE DISGUSTED OF OBAMA AND HIS HARMFUL POLICY FOR ISRAEL §

    IF BENYAMINE NETANYAHOY IS MAKING THESE CONCESSIONS SUICIDAL FOR ISRAEL ..BECAUSE KERRY IS PUSSHING TOO FAR FOR ISRAEL MAKE CONCESSIONS ..THEN A NATIONALIST PARTY LIKE LIKUD ..MUST SAID TO KERRY .. WE CANNOT MAKE CONCESSIONS BECAUSE WE ARE ON OUR LANDS HISTORUCALLY JEWISH WHERE HAVE LIVING 12 ISRAELI TRIBES 5774 YEARS AGO ….I SWEARS YOU IF NEATANYAHOU WILL MAKE THIS DANGEROUS CONCESSIONS .. I AM SURE THAN ELOHIM WILL RULES HIS ACCOUNT ..AS ARIK SHARON EXPELLED JEWS FROM GAZA SETTLEMENTS ..AFTER SHARON GET A AVC ..MANY ISRAELIS SAID THAT ..THAN IS ELOHIM WILL SENT HIM THIS PUNISHMENT ..AND NETANYAHOU WILL HAVE THE SAME PUNISHMENT IF BIBI WANTED BY FORCE MAKE DANGEROUS CONCESSIONS FOR ERETZ ISRAEL ….§§

    I HAVE FED UP OF USA PRESSURE .. I THINK IN FUTURE IF THESE NEGOCIATIONS WILL FAILS WILL BE BETTER THAN ISRAEL SHOULD REMOVE FROM AMERICAN UMBRELLA BECAUSE ISRAEL DONT NEEDS OF USA FOR CONTROLING HIS SECURITY BORDERS …BECAUSE USA IS ALLWAYS RECEIVING HIS ORDERS FROM SAUDI ARABIA SENDIGN THEIR ORDERS OF PRESSURE TO USA FOR MAKE PRESSURE ON ISRAEL FOR RESOLVE THE PALESTINIAN CASE §

    SINCERELY ISRAEL WILL GO TO A WALL OR A SUICIDAL IF ISRAEL WILL ACCEPTED THE CONDITIONS OF JOHN KERRRY THIS RENEGATE BEFORE HSI FAMILY NAME WAS KOHEN FOR CONVERTED TO CHRISTIANISM §

    IN SUM I THINK THAN ISRAEL MUST FORBIDDEN TO ALL JEWISH PEOPLE TO CONVERTED TO ISLAM THIS RELIGION DANGEROUS WUD LIKE THE DISPARITION OF JUDAISM §

    THE ISRAELI DEMOCRACYS IS DANGEROUS FOR ISRAEL BECAUSE PERMITTED TO MUCH THAN JEWISH PEOPLE WILL CONVERTED TO OTHERS FAITH CRISTIAN OR ISLAM .. THEN WE MUST BE PROUD OF OUR JEWISH FAITH §§
    AM ISRAEL CHAI §§

  • Her first name does not sound Hebrew and if she were a real person, why did she not state her last name, tribe or if she was single or married prior to her “National Enquirer” worthy conversion. A Jewish woman wouldn’t listen to someone reading the cover of the quran, let alone it’s contents. Can’t they come up with better propaganda? Why would any woman in this world want to be mistreated like this book teaches?

    • Sanda sadly these things do happen. Israel is an open society and many young Jewish girls with no knowledge of Judasim and from the poorer segment of our society are prayed on. The name given is her Islamic one not her original Jewish name

  • Mireille Mechoullam

    This woman should get in touch with Noni Darwish (a convert to Christianity from Islam). Noni Darwish father was sent by Gamal Abd El Nasser (President of Egypt) to Gaza to incite them against Israel. When her brother fell sick and went to Hadassah Hospital in J’lem and witnessed the nurses who didn’t make a difference trating a Jew or a Christian or a Muslin she started thing why was shed fed hatred of Israel. She read the Old Testament and the New One. Her Qoran was all full of hate and killing the infidels. She became disgusted and converted all together.
    Noni Darwish lives in California today.
    There are other examples but not too much room.
    That Aisha is definitively insane to chose a religion who treat women as second class.

  • One hopes that all the “many” girlfriends of this deficient morally dark nitwit are, like “Aisha” (totally falsified name, to mimic the child-wife of the pedophile Mo the illiterate shmo) herself, spies and moles. Installed in the harems of the benighted cult, islaaaaaam, they will carry intel to Israeli agencies and quickly acquit themselves as heroines of Judaism and Israel.

  • Vicki Coghlan

    Islam is for the mentally insane!

  • The only Jewish women who would convert would be those that are severely retarded and cannot mentally grasp that the muslim “religion” is really a criminal organization bent on world domination and the slaughter of Jews. So any Jew that would join that group would have to be retarded or crazy.

  • What makes me mad is that we Jews have to prove we are Jews and even convert to have some rights in Israel and others.
    There are people in Brazil who are descendants from the “Marranos”, forced to convert to Christianity during and after the Inquisition and that would love to be considered Jew, make Alliyah, etc. but feels the impossibility to become Jews again because of the Israeli Rabinate that wants so many proofs, some impossible to give and force them to conversion!!!!
    And it is so easy for Jews to convert to other religions…

    • The Israeli Rabbinate? Which refor-vative MINISTER you got this from?
      It is JEWISH LAW, not the rabbinate, that sets the standards!
      There’s NO CONVERSION without Jewish Law.
      Why is it that everything gets respect but not Judaism? Even basketball gets more respect! Would complain that they don’t take into the Lakers someone who doesn’t know the rules nor respects them and pretends to play with his/her feet??
      Those who are Jewish, that is born of a Jewish MOTHER or converted according to Jewish Law, have a problem with God if they don’t do what they are supposed to… BUT, it would be absolute nonsense, wrong, disrespectful to Judaism to accept into our People those who do not care about playing by our rules.

      • Elliot J. Stamler

        You are another example of Orthodox intolerance, viciousness and extremism in your insulting all non-Orthodox Jews and referring to our rabbis as “ministers.” No non-orthodox Jews are vilifying you for being orthodox but you and your ilk have the personality and temperament of Islamist fanatics and the Christian inquisitionists of past centuries.

    • “Descendants” means NOTHING.
      Judaism is NOT a race (as you should notice from our many colors).
      In Sevilla there’s a phone book filled with Cohen and Levi, and no Jew in town
      Jews do not follow patrilineal descent at all: that “blood” stuff, is the stuff of antisemites (from the “Limpieza de Sangre” to the Nuremberg Laws).
      You are Jewish if your mother is Jewish or if you converted according to Halakhà.
      That’s it!
      The rest is BALONEY, which is Italian style pork meat: not for us!

  • “I was suffering from terrible stomach pains at the time. A friend of mine who was interested in Yiddishkeit sent me a video in which a Perek from the Torah was read. [The moment I heard the Kri-yat Shema] my stomach pains suddenly began to fade. Once the Perek was completed, my aches returned. This was when I first grasped the power of the Torah.”

    Oh well. I guess we have meshugayyim on our side too.

  • Leslie Satenstein

    There are very very great number of Muslim men and women who converted to Judiasm, to marry, to have a better life as an equal, and to have a monogamous husband.

    Most of the women who left the Muslim religion state that Alla (Hashem) is the same and that because Jews pray directly to God, do not use dead intermediaries, their beliefs are not distorted by various Islamic sects who kill in the name of Mohammad.

    As for men, the circumcision is trivial, as most Muslim men were previously circumcised, the tolerance and integration is excellent, and the step from halal to kosher is a minor effort.

  • I have heard of many miracles attributed to the Qur’an, but this is one to savour. Did it not occur to this silly woman that, if the Qur’an can do that to her even before she converted, what could it not do for the myriad ills of Muslims everywhere? Muslims have higher levels of ill health than most communities, but won’t repeated application of suwar (suras) eliminate the need for doctors, nurses, hospitals, indeed all medicines and surgical operations? The whole Muslim world would be free of cancers, infections, headaches, and all the rest. Quick, easy and simple to do again and again.

  • Someone named Aisha was born Jewish? Unless it says she changed her name to Aisha, I’m not buying. I think they are focusing on the mentally ill or people who will falsely claim to be Jewish if it will put a roof over their head. I don’t believe she could have known anything about Judaism based on her expression of such deep regret and darkness.

    • Leslie Satenstein

      One often changes religion because of love. A woman for a man, a man for a women. The one to convert is the one who gains the most family and social benefits.

      • That’s why in Toarh-true Judaism converts who have ulterior motives (like marriages) are not accepted.

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