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Muslim convert observes Ramadan Ex-Catholic uses holy month to help him focus on strengthening cultural ties

By Caryle Murphy

The Washington Post

Updated: 10:50 p.m. PT Sept 21, 2006

WASHINGTON – Chris Moore was an aspiring rock musician with earrings and a shaved head when he walked into a Northern Virginia mosque a dozen years ago and began asking questions about Islam.

A month later, the Christian-raised son of a U.S. Navy man became a Muslim. His conversion initiated a spiritual odyssey that took him to several Muslim countries, including Saudi Arabia, where he adopted and then rejected the ultraconservative Wahhabi approach to Islam.

Moore’s faith journey ultimately brought the Annandale resident home, and today he is pursing a master’s degree at St. John’s College in Annapolis, a university noted for its demanding curriculum based on reading classic works of Western civilization


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