A judge has banned a British Muslim man from taking his son to church after the man’s ex-wife found out and filed a complaint.
The International Business Times reports that the boy lives with his mother, but sees his father every other weekend. His father began bringing him to church because he found comfort there after the divorce.
"After my divorce, the Christian community embraced me," the man said, according to Charisma News. "They run many activities my son enjoys so I go to the church and would like to take my son. But when his mother found out, she applied to the court and won the order which prevents the boy being taken to any Christian building."
The boy’s mother, however, believes that her son is being brainwashed and hopes to keep him in the Muslim faith.
“The wife is using the law to coerce and silence a father's right to determine his son's religious experience,” said Andrea Williams of England’s Christian Legal Center. “This chimes generally with what we see with the judicial system acting as if it is afraid of upsetting Islam and therefore showing a willingness to suppress the Christian faith and punishing those who practise it.”
"This would not have happened the other way around,” Williams continued. “If a Christian parent was trying to deny a child access to a mosque, there would be a huge outcry and claims of Islamophobia."
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Publication date: March 30, 2016