How family prevented ex-UK PM Churchill from converting to Islam

December 29, 2014 9:08 PM

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A newly discovered letter has revealed that Winston Churchill had wished to convert to Islam but his family had urged him to "fight against" the desire.

It turns out that the late British Prime Minister, who saw to his country's victory in World War II, was so taken with the culture of the Orient and Islam that in a letter dated August 1907, his soon to be sister-in-law, Lady Gwendoline Bertie, wrote to him, begging not to become a Muslim, the Indep...

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