I have been reading Ed Husain’s The Islamist, whose rather lengthy subtitle is “Why I joined radical Islam in Britain, what I saw inside and why I left.” It is a testimony to first a conversion to ever-deepening circles of politicized Islam, and away from the traditional spiritual faith of his parents, and then, another conversion, as he moves much more slowly back to both a spiritual Muslim faith, and a wide ranging grasp of both historical and political realities, and the benefits and problems of a political and cultural democracy.