The recent arrest of two German converts on accusations of plotting terrorist attacks has placed Muslim converts in the European country under the microscope. “You can’t say that conversion to Islam carries an implicit tendency towards becoming a radical,” said Stefan Reichmuth, a professor of Islamic studies at the Ruhr University in Bochum. Last week, Germany announced the arrest of three people, including Germans who embraced Islam, for planning attacks on Frankfurt international airport and a nearby US military base.

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