It is ironic that increased negative attention to Islam in the public debate has actually seen a surge in the number of Danes converting to Islam. The binder contains the conversion certificates of the Danish converts who have come to him in the last two years.
Thought it is only June, the number of converts from 2007 already exceeds the total from 2006.
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These first generations of Muslim immigrants practiced what researcher at Department of History of Religion at the University of Copenhagen; Kate Østergaard calls 'defensive Islam'.
They did not see Denmark as their permanent home, and focused on the maintenance of their cultural and religious heritage rather than integration into Danish society.
Their rhetoric is anti-Islamic, and has, combined with the negative portrayal of Islam in the media since 9/11, created a perception in Danish society that Islam is contrary to Danish values and culture.
Islam is associated with fundamentalism and fanaticism, terrorism, and the oppression of women.
Many also undertake serious study of Arabic and the Koran and other Islamic sources to learn more about Islam.
During this initial post-conversion period the women reported the loss of some of their cultural and individual identity.
Michelsen Institute Anne-Sofie Roald, who identifies three stages in the post-conversion experiences of New Muslims.
The first stage is a period of 'love', in which many converts, in their eagerness to embrace their new religion become nearly fanatical and immediately adopt a variety of strict Muslim practices.
A tall Danish woman dressed in white pants and a short flowered dress walks confidently into the school courtyard pushing her son's stroller.