Interest in Islam among Americans serving at the Incirlik Air Base, Turkey is growing all the time. American soldiers are becoming Muslims.
Five Americans have converted to Islam in the last few months of 2008. Christian Americans serving at the Incirlik Base, used for logistic support for U.S. operations in the Middle East and Asia, are looking into Islam. In recent months, seven non-Muslims have become Muslims at a ceremony at the Adana Registry Office, six of whom were Americans. Americans who apply generally give addresses from the town rather than the base itself, are influenced by the Turkish family structure, mosques and the prayers performed in those mosques, and read the Noble Qur’an in English.
IHA, 6 January 2009
Milli Gazete, 7 January 2009