Posted October 31, 2018 06:15:03 The mother of a 14-year-old boy who converted to Islam says the girl’s mother told her that the girl would never have the courage to ask her about her Muslim faith, according to a new report in the New York Times.
The report, titled “Why Does Your Child Convert?”, cites a mother who told the Times that the child was raised in a religious home and the family was told to pray every morning.
In a Facebook post, the mother, who has not been identified, wrote that the family had been told by the parents that if their daughter asked about her faith, the girl should never ask.
“She would never be able to ask,” the mother said.
“She was raised by the mother in her mind and the mother was telling her that it is not right for a girl to ask questions.
She was a little scared to ask.”
The mother, whose name has not yet been published, said the family of the girl converted to Sunni Islam from Christianity after she was 14 and was sent to live in a mosque in a small town near her home.
The family moved to Australia in 2016 and her family later moved to Melbourne, where she had grown up.
The mother told the newspaper the family went to the Islamic Society of Victoria for advice on how to deal with the situation.
She said they had been assured that they could “treat her like any other Muslim and that it would not be something she would ever do”.
“But it is something that is very much her faith.
She wants to be like any Muslim.
She loves to pray and she does not want to hide it from her family or anyone,” she said.”
This is a woman that is so concerned about the wellbeing of her children, she is going to do whatever she can to help them deal with this.”
Ms Mowat said her daughter had expressed to her parents that she had been inspired to convert from Christianity and was seeking religious conversion.
“I am shocked at how they have treated her,” she told the paper.
“My daughter is an independent person and wants to live her life and not have to hide anything from anybody.”
So I would just like to make sure that she knows that she is not alone in this and that her parents are going to support her.
“It is an enormous challenge for them and they have to do everything they can to make it go well.”
Ms Nel said she was grateful for the support she and her daughter have received.
“We have been given so much support and we are going through it as a family,” she wrote.
Topics:religion-and-beliefs,community-and-(psychiatry)observer,community,children,religious-displays,tas,melbourne-3000,vic Source: New York City Times”
The situation is very challenging and we need to do our best to make things as easy as possible for her.”
Topics:religion-and-beliefs,community-and-(psychiatry)observer,community,children,religious-displays,tas,melbourne-3000,vic Source: New York City Times