Malaysia: Landmark ruling allows Muslim convert to be Christian


A HIGH COURT in Malaysia has made a landmark ruling to allow Muslim child converts to chose their religions in adulthood.

The precedence was made yesterday at a court in the state of Sarawak, involving Azmi Mohamad Azam, also known as Roneey, who was allowed to revert back into Christianity after his parents converted him to Islam when he was a child.

Situated on Borneo Island, Sarawak is home to a plethora of indigenous groups, and Azmi, now 39, was originally from a Bidayuh Christian family that converted to Islam when he was eight.


Wow that’s great to hear.

They’re only like 150 years behind us now. :thumbsup:


Glad they’re making progress on religious freedom, but they still have a long way to go. But having this apparently secular court weigh in on what had previously been seen as a solely religious matter is a good step in the right direction.


It is one small step toward the reciprocity that Pope Benedict asserted would be the precondition to any authentic inter-faith dialogue.
Of course, as the article notes, this goes against sharia law, and therefore one of the precepts of Islam itself.

It is a step that defines a form that would be a precondition to moderation in Islam. It would be interesting to see how many Muslims and Muslim groups, if any at all, would laud this decision as being a step forward.


Praise God.:thumbsup:


DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed in these forums do not necessarily reflect those of Catholic Answers. For official apologetics resources please visit