SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) - Controversy surrounds a Jewish girl who converted to Islam in the occupied Palestine. A fact that prompted the newspaper “Yedioth Ahronoth” to publish the picture of the girl on the cover page of its local version known as “Yedioth Haemek”. The later reported the girl, who did not want to reveal her name and was satisfied to be called “G”, saying that she feels comfortable since converting to Islam and that “the religion is simply wonderful”.
“G”, a girl in her twenties, lives with a Muslim family in the city of Yafa and says that her journey of conversion to Islam started since around a year when she knew a Muslim man and became dear friends of his. She, then, started to visit his family’s house and learn Quran. She began to take some chapters of the Holy Book to her house only for her mom to discover them and turn the house upside down. Her family was furious to find out, but, according to her, nothing prevented her from continuing on the path she chose.
“G” states that she still has her own citizenship showing that she is Jewish despite owning a government’s certification proving that she is a Muslim.
After the growth of dispute between her and her father, she adds: “He told me that if I become Muslim, he will disown me and will not consider me as his daughter. He threatened me. My brothers begged me not to convert to Islam, but I did not care about that at all.”
“I do not hate Judaism, I respect all religions, but I feel comfortable with Islam. This is why I decided that Islam is what I wanted. I went to my Muslim friend and to his family who were willing to help me.”
Note: This is a SHAFAQNA translation from the original Arabic version.