Anything to earn recruits. Then again, according to Muhammad — that paragon of all truth (according to Muslims, that is) — “No babe is born but upon Fitra (as a Muslim). It is his parents who make him a Jew or a Christian or a Polytheist.” (Sahih Muslim, Book 033, Number 6426).
“M’sian man fights baby’s secret conversion to Islam,” from AsiaOne, march 5:
KUALA LUMPUR, March 5, 2009 (AFP) – An ethnic Chinese Malaysian has gone to court to fight the secret conversion of his 15-month-old daughter by his estranged Muslim convert wife, his lawyer said Thursday.
Carpenter Hoo Ying Soon, 28, is also challenging the temporary custody granted to his wife by a sharia court in this Muslim-majority nation.
Lawyer Tang Jay Son told AFP Hoo only learned of his wife and child’s secret conversion two days ago through a sharia court notice, which said the woman had become a Muslim on January 28 and his infant daughter on February 3.
Giving the infant nearly a week to watch her mom’s Islamic lifestyle before deciding if Islam was right for her? Must be quite the precocious babe — making such profound decisions at her tender age.
“They also served him an interim court order… that grants the wife a temporary custody over the child and the reason for that is because the child is already a Muslim,” Tang said.
“But we have to bear in mind that the child was converted to Islam without Hoo’s knowledge and consent as a father.”
The couple – originally both Buddhists who married in 2007 and live in central Negri Sembilan state- separated in September last year, the lawyer said.
He said the parents took turns to look after their daughter, who has now been given the Muslim name Nurul Syuhada Chew Abdullah.
Hoo is now seeking custody of his daughter in the civil courts while his wife applies for a divorce through the sharia court…