Friday, 27 March 2015

Sarawak 13-year-old student believed to be latest victim of Islamic conversion

 File picture shows a Muslim girl wearing the hijab at the Shah Alam stadium. An Iban girl in Sarawak claimed that two teachers from her school attempted to convert her to Islam. — Reuters picFile picture shows a Muslim girl wearing the hijab at the Shah Alam stadium. An Iban girl in Sarawak claimed that two teachers from her school attempted to convert her to Islam. — Reuters pic
KOTA KINABALU, March 27 — Not two months after an alleged Islamic conversion of a 16-year-old in Sabah hit the news, a 13-year-old Iban schoolgirl from Miri, Sarawak, is now claiming that that two teachers from her school attempted to convert her to Islam.

In a police report, the form one student at SMK Lutong said that she was lured to a house in the Samling residential area in Kuala Baram with two unidentified women and three men.
They picked her up from her home in Kuala Baram and took her to the house a few kilometres away where they allegedly made her recite a Muslim prayer.
“They then gave me RM200 in cash and later another RM50 and prayer scarves. I told them I had no intention of being Muslim as my whole family are Christians,” she said in her police report dated March 25.
She also asked that the authorities of her school stop two of its religious teachers from disturbing her as it affected her studies.
The police report against the school located some 11km from Miri has since gone viral on social media.
Both teachers are believed to be from Peninsular Malaysia.
The girl said she was also told that her conversion would be made official on March 16 when the Islamic religious department office opened.
Proselytisation has become an increasing worry for Christians in Sabah and Sarawak amid claims that missionary groups from the peninsula have been taking advantage of rural villagers with the promise of money in exchange for their conversion.
- Source: themalaymailonline.com

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