Christian children face Muslim proselytism in schools, says Church official in Malaysia
February 24, 2016
The head of the education commission of the Archdiocese of Kota Kinabalu said that some Christian children are facing Muslim proselytism in schools in her region of Malaysia.
“Some people seem very intent on pushing an Islamic agenda right from kindergarten,” Sister Rita Chew told UCA News. “Conversions are taking place in schools but they [the government] are denying it. It's happening in the kindergartens. Christian parents are discovering their children are learning Islamic prayers.”
Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki, who serves as the prime minister’s deputy for Islamic affairs, told the Malay Mail that Sister Chew’s charges were unfair, based on an isolated incident, and did not represent “the real situation of the country.”
Malaysia, a Southeast Asian nation of 30.9 million, is 61% Muslim, 20% Buddhist, 6% Hindu, 5% Protestant, and 4% Catholic. Islam is Malaysia’s official religion.
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