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Friday, 8 May 2009
Muslim father in custody faith fight

Following the many cases in Muslim countries where the law insists that the children of a Muslim must automatically be raised as Muslims and by Muslims is this case from Lancashire, where I am glad that the Judges made the right decision.  For this one family their private sorrow is theirs alone. But it is a worldwide theme.
From The Lancashire Evening Post.
 Muslim father asked the Court of Appeal to overturn an order which placed his young son in the care of his Christian grandparents.
The man, who is from Preston but cannot be identified for legal reasons, objected so strongly to the four-year-old being placed with Christians that he took his case to the central London court.
He attended the hearing yesterday, but had his case rejected as "unarguable" by a top judge.
Giving the court's judgment, Lord Justice Wilson said: "The judge (in the county court case) found that, in the light of his profound religious convictions, the father was totally opposed to the bringing up of his son in a Christian environment and, in particular, had been particularly opposed to his being allowed to attend a Christian wedding.
"It is not for me to say whether the teachings of the Prophet support that degree of rejection of exposure to other faiths." The father, who has another child he is not allowed to see, (I wonder why?) was of "great intelligence", but was also a deeply troubled man with complex psychological, spiritual and interpersonal issues, he added.
There had been unproven accusations that he had threatened the four-year-old's mother and her parents and that he had a gun at home.
The father appealed against the refusal to discharge the care order on a series of grounds, after submitting a great deal of densely-typed paperwork and citing more than 70 other cases.
Refusing permission to appeal, Lord Justice Wilson also criticised the father's submission of so many documents, which were more like a book than court paperwork, he said. And if my experience was anything to go by propbably contained a lot of capital letters and used a large quantity of green ink.

Posted on 05/08/2009 8:03 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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