Derby County Court has ruled that a father cannot take his 9 year old son to church after the child’s Muslim mother won a court order preventing the boy from attending.
The ruling stipulates that
• the father cannot take his son to any Christian building
• the father, when the boy is in his custody, must provide only Halal food
• the father must reassure his son that he is “an ordinary Muslim boy following Muslim rules.”
The boy’s mother, who is raising the child in the Muslim faith, argued that her son would “become confused” if he attended Christian-related activities. She took her ex-husband to Derby County Court, where Judge Williscroft ruled in her favour.
The father has since launched an appeal to the High Court to have the order overturned.
Having married in 2003, the former husband and wife lived a Western lifestyle, until some years later when the wife became a devout Muslim ultimately leading to their divorce in 2013.
The father said “This judge is simply scared of being branded Islamophobic,”
Concerned that his son is being indoctrinated, he continued:
“This is nothing short of brain-washing him. Already he is telling me that I have a black heart, that I am a bad man, because I am not a practising Muslim. I am heartbroken that I have to keep him away from activities with local children.
“He is being fed the same lies I was as a child and I want better for him. This judge was so busy being politically correct that she has ignored the influence of myself as a loving father. I am terrified that he will stop wanting to see me because of his indoctrination.”
“After my divorce, the Christian community embraced me.
“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.”
This case represents a gross abuse of the power of the judiciary and also represents an extremely dangerous precedent where the courts are apparently left to decide in which religion a child should be raised.
The decision cannot be allowed to stand.