An American military officer (US Marine Corps) James Grant, (Now Mohammad Asif) from the American state of Tennessee, has embraced Islam in the Watapur district of eastern Kunar province, Afghanistan after reading books on Islam for the last seven months at a coalition camp in the town.
He said he had consulted his wife before the conversion. “She did not oppose my conversion. I would preach Islam to my family first, and then to others,” the father of two children said.
Grant proclaimed “Kalma-i-Shahadat in front of a crowd of Afghan and foreign military officers through an imam with the Afghan military named Hamidullah.