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Christian mother stabbed her daughter for reverting to Islam!

Christian mother stabbed her daughter for reverting to Islam!

A Belgian woman has been jailed for stabbing her daughter for converting to Islam because she was afraid she would never see her again.

The Brussels Criminal Court sentenced the 54-year-old woman to three years in jail for attacking her 19-year-old daughter.

The woman had stabbed her daughter under the chin and in the abdomen after she accepted Islam and married a Muslim in secret.

Belgian news outlet reported that the judge said the sentence would demonstrate that the mother’s behaviour was “unacceptable”.

The daughter married a Muslim man without telling her Orthodox Christian family.

The mother claimed she had lost her temper because she was worried that she would never see her daughter again.

According to the mother’s lawyer, Olivier Martins, her daughter no longer wants to see her.

Muslims make up an estimated 4 to 6.5 percent of Belgium’s population.

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Posted by on March 5, 2019 in News


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Belgian ‘Ghent city’ cancels a six-year-old ban on hijab

BRUSSELS — A Belgian city has rescinded a six-year-old ban on the wearing of hijab, allowing civil servants to don the religious outfit, to the jubilance of the Muslim community.

“This is a historic turning point for ethnic and cultural minorities,” Naima Charkaoui, director of Forum of Minorities, told Reuters on Tuesday, May 28.

Ghent city, Belgium’s third largest, has banned the wearing of hijab in 2007 after center-right parties dominated the city council.

The ban has prevented Muslim women in headscarves from sitting at public counters in city offices.

A similar ban on hijab was introduced in 2007 in Belgium’s second city Antwerp.

But the ban has prompted calls for removing the ban and granting Muslims the right to wear what they want.

More than 10,000 residents, or about five times the number required to call for a vote, have signed a petition to ask for lifting the hijab ban.

The citizen action was organized by the Forum of Minorities group.

Reaching the city council, currently dominated by Socialist and Green majority, the issue was debated for four hours until midnight Monday.

After lengthy debates, 29 of the city council’s 51 members voted to rescind the ban on the wearing of religious or political symbols for city officials dealing with the public.

Islam sees hijab as an obligatory code of dress, not a religious symbol displaying one’s affiliations.

The Muslim headscarf came into storm since France banned the wearing of hijab in public places in 2004.

Several European countries have followed the French suit, amid raging debates in other states about the Muslim outfit.

Belgian Muslims are estimated at 450,000 – out of a 10-million-population.

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Posted by on May 31, 2013 in News


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