Muslims in Papua New Guinea. Source.
Islam is growing rapidly in Papua New Guinea, converts finding Muslim customs have more in common with their traditions than Christianity.
Melbourne University academic Scott Flower says all 73 Muslim converts he interviewed in PNG for new research had cited an affinity with Muslim practices as the main reason for their switch from Christianity…
…“Transition from traditional life to modernity is sparking a range of social and personal crises, leading people to search for new religions,” he says in his paper, published in Nova Religio…
…“They cited Islam’s acceptance of polygamy, the separation of men and women, avoidance of menstruating women, male supremacy, not walking behind women, and men’s wearing beards and moustaches,” he said.
Great. Islam is closer to ancient tribal practises. Treating women badly is now a selling point.
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