Something to think about.. We've all heard the Right talk about how Western culture is superior to Islamic culture, as it is comparatively more accepting of gays and has progressive views on women's rights, etc. This in fact is correct. Here's what they get wrong: Christianity is not to thank for this. The enlightenment is. and of course.. the civil rights movements that took place in the 50s, 60s, 70s, etc. Western countries are superior to Islamic countries not because one religion is better than the other, but because Western countries tend to have more separation of church and state than Islamic countries. So by all means, I'm in favour of muslims converting to modern, rational Western culture .. that is, as long as they don't become irrational, right-wing Christian fundamentalists.. and as long as the right-wing Christian fundamentalists give up their extremist views and lead by example.