Belgian woman stabs daughter for converting to Islam

Date: 
February, 2019
Country: 
Belgium

The Brussels Criminal Court has sentenced 54-year-old woman to three years in jail for attacking her 19-year-old daughter. The woman had stabbed her daughter in the abdomen and under the chin after she had converted to Islam and secretly married a Muslim.

The judge stated that the sentence would show the mother that her behavior was “unacceptable,” reported Belgian news outlet DH.be.

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

The mother said that she had lost control because she was afraid she would not see her daughter anymore. The daughter does not want to see her mother again, according to the mother’s lawyer, Olivier Martins.

While an exact figure of Belgium’s Muslim population is not available, Muslims make up an estimated 4 to 6.5 percent of the country’s population.

The main religion in Belgium is Christianity, primarily Roman Catholicism, followed by Protestantism and Eastern Orthodoxy.

Source: Morocco World News