A young American became a Muslim
He was given English-language books
A young American serving as a technician at the Incirlik Air Base in Adana, Turkey, converted to Islam at a ceremony held in the local Registry Office and changed his name to Ahmet.
According to a written statement from the Adana Registry Office, Timothy Wright (25), a Christian U.S. citizen serving as an electrical technician at the Incirlik Air Base, was influenced by the life styles of the Muslims in the area and decided to convert.
Timothy Wright said that he learned about Islam by reading English translation of the Noble Qur’an. He had several Muslim friends on the air base. He learned about Islam by reading about it. As he himself stated, he saw that the laws of Islam are closely bound to life and anyone who reads the Qur’an and appreciates its meaning can see that. He said that he really liked the lives of the Muslims at Incirlik, pointing out that family life is excellent under Islam, they help anyone who is in trouble and live in close contact with one another. He went on to say that he was very happy to be a Muslim.