Tweet Elicits Unwanted Responses

A Texas woman has gotten much more reaction than she anticipated to a message she tweeted about her religious conversion to Islam.

The message had been retweeted more than 12,000 times by Friday night, the Huffington Post reported. Jennifer Williams began the week with 40 followers, but the number has grown to more than 5,000.

Though the self-described "blonde, tattooed Texas girl" has become a star in the Twitter universe, she says a "healthy number" of the comments she is receiving are from Islamic extremists.

"One guy told me how beautiful I would look in hijab; in other words, how beautiful I would look once I covered myself up and stopped looking like an infidel," Williams wrote on the blog Lawfare. "Another just straight up asked me to marry him."

She added: "I soon began to notice a disturbing trend. Of the thousands of people who were retweeting and following me, many of them had the black flag of ISIS as their Twitter profile photos. Others had pictures of themselves holding swords, standing in front of the black ISIS flag. Uh-oh."

Williams is a Brookings Institute researcher who converted to Islam three years ago after reading the Quran, according to the Huffington Post.

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