It's typical of cults and brainwashing and it happens to the “educated” westerner because humans have a need for God and when they refuse to acknowledge that need and to acknowledge God, they're filled with whatever spirit first grants them a feeling of being a part of something larger than themselves. In the case of Islam, they're joining something that fits the leftist desire to shove their views down the throats of all who do not agree so it's an easy transition.
Some great observations and also, islam is very ritualistic so it keeps people busy and preoccupied to keep their minds away from their problems—sort of like obsessive-complusive disorder.
I think in this woman's case, she's just a plain idiot.
Good ‘right on’ post.