Jeremy, I am pleased to welcome you to your temporary abode; Islam. Enjoy the experience of being a Muslim and wish you the best on your journey to Buddhism. You have the freedom to be a Muslim and freedom to walk away from it. Islam guarantees that, and as a Muslim I will stand with you. There are fanatics among us who are intolerant, but is there a religious group out there who does not have them boys!
This is Islam's unambiguous affirmation of freedom of faith, which also applies to changing of faith.
By the way, the best available Quran Translation is by a Jewish Man, who converted to Islam with the name Muhammad Asad, and there are many Jews who have converted here in America, and I hope you can add your experience to enrich Americans in building a cohesive America.
Committed to building a cohesive America and offers pluralistic solutions.