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If your son/daughter converted to Islam what would your honest reaction be?

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    invade their bedroom after aerial bombarding the house, mess all their stuff up, steal any useful resources, brutally kill any friends, give them a lecture on how to properly behave based on my own bias and often flawed views and then leave
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    (Original post by Dragonfly07)
    If I had a daughter I'd teach her to think logically for herself. She'd have to be exceptionally stupid to chose Islam (which will restrict her tremendously) when she could easily chose absolutely anything she wants, but I suppose I would support her decision.
    "Restrict her tremendously" lol'd at part.
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    I'd be curious as to why they chose it, and I'd want to make sure they didn't expect others around them to change - and also, I'd make sure they know that, in accordance with my views on religion, I wouldn't treat them any differently to others e.g wouldn't change to halal meat, wouldn't change daily routine etc - but, at the end of the day, I'd support their right to follow whatever religion they want to, just as I'd hope they'd continue to respect my right to continue being an atheist

    Of course I'd still love them, nothing would change, although I would, after seeing some TV programmes in the past, want to meet some of the people who helped to convert them, to make sure they're not getting caught up in any extremism/Islam4UK type things, and if they were and refused to see sense, I think that would change the parent/child relationship in a damaging way.
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    (Original post by Clez)
    invade their bedroom after aerial bombarding the house, mess all their stuff up, steal any useful resources, brutally kill any friends, give them a lecture on how to properly behave based on my own bias and often flawed views and then leave
    Sounds alot like what america is doing in iraq now. What a coninkidink!
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    (Original post by dotdotdotdot)
    "Restrict her tremendously" lol'd at part.
    In comparison to the life she could have had, yes, it would. That would apply to men as well as women. I thought muslims pride themselves in the restrictiveness of their religion. Something about self control.
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    If they are fully grown then it is none of my business they can do what they like (as an athiest I believe in free choice).

    However if they still lived under my roof, then it is my rules still, so bacon and beer would still be served and I wouldn't go out of my way to pander to whims of religion (halal meat etc...) and so would still make the usual food bought from the usual place (farmers market when I am in the UK) and if they don't like it they are stuffed as I will not make an alternative.

    If they want to follow any religion, any specialist thing they will have to pay for with their own money, and cook it in their own time. Also no religious paraphernalia woudl be allowed in the main part of the house. Their room yes, anywhere else ..... no
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    I wouldn't mind. If I had kids then I would teach them to be independent and hopefully they would be aiming for a good career/education so if they were mature enough to do that then I would hope that they would only partake in the good practices of Islam and not the stereotypical media-inspired ones. as long as they were open minded and not misled and it was their decision then I'd be fine with it.

    (Their Catholic grandparents would blow a fuse though lol)
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    I'd question his reasons why, not particularly because of the specific religion but why he wanted to change religion in the first place.

    To be honest, I would be most worried about the kind of reception he'd get from other people.
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    Honestly....FML.
    I'd prefer no religion at all.
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    (Original post by NabilKhan)
    Sounds alot like what america is doing in iraq now. What a coninkidink!
    well yeah, that was the whole point... :unimpressed:
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    (Original post by Dragonfly07)
    In comparison to the life she could have had, yes, it would. That would apply to men as well as women. I thought muslims pride themselves in the restrictiveness of their religion. Something about self control.
    Yh she won't be able to clubbing and getting drunk out of her head. Or have several sexual experiences with multiple boys throughout her youth, what a shame.

    Not trolling, thats what basically the majority of the non muslims girls i see do, unless they're hardcore christians or some other faith which frowns upon those things.
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    I'd want to teach my kids to think for themselves, so it wouldn't happen.
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    I'm an atheist so would be a bit puzzled but of course would respect their beliefs.
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    (Original post by dotdotdotdot)
    Yh she won't be able to clubbing and getting drunk out of her head. Or have several sexual experiences with multiple boys throughout her youth, what a shame.

    Not trolling, thats what basically the majority of the non muslims girls i see do, unless they're hardcore christians or some other faith which frowns upon those things.
    But she also won't be able to enjoy the odd drink to have a giggle and unwind, and she won't be able to have sex with the boyfriend she loves even though she's of the age of consent and loves him, but doesn't want to get married just yet.
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    (Original post by parentlurker)
    a son - pleased it might keep him off alcohol, a daughter - wonder why she should chose a religion that so restricts women. And yes I do know that originally Islam was an improvement for women but it certainly isn't now.
    How does it make sense that a non-Muslim man knows more about the “suffering” of Muslim women than they themselves do?

    Stop using this as an argument against Islam
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    (Original post by madders94)
    But she also won't be able to enjoy the odd drink to have a giggle and unwind, and she won't be able to have sex with the boyfriend she loves even though she's of the age of consent and loves him, but doesn't want to get married just yet.
    From what I saw in school, they seemed to go through alot of boyfriends... Wasn't love, just lust.
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    (Original post by dotdotdotdot)
    Yh she won't be able to clubbing and getting drunk out of her head. Or have several sexual experiences with multiple boys throughout her youth, what a shame.

    Not trolling, thats what basically the majority of the non muslims girls i see do, unless they're hardcore christians or some other faith which frowns upon those things.

    Speak for yourself. You'd have to be a "hardcore clubber" yourself to meet those people.

    Not that I'm against drinking or sex.
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    (Original post by splendidsun)
    How does it make sense that a non-Muslim man knows more about the “suffering” of Muslim women than they themselves do?

    Stop using this as an argument against Islam
    What if an ex muslim told them about their experience of such?
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    (Original post by kenni12)
    What if an ex muslim told them about their experience of such?
    Does that then account for the experience of ALL muslim women?!
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    Lulwat?

    I'd let them be, but would find it pretty funny to be honest.
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