Lina Joy

Lina Joy

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Lina Joy is a Malay convert from Islam to Christianity. Born Azlina Jailani in 1964 in Malaysia to Muslim parents of Javanese descent, she converted at age 26. In 1998, she was baptized, and applied to have her conversion legally recognized by the Malaysian courts. Though her change of name was recognized in 1999 and so noted on her identity card, her change of religion was not; for this reason, she filed suit with the High Court in 1999, bypassing the Syariah Court. She later filed suit with the Federal Court in 2006. Joy hopes to live openly as a Christian; she was forced to go into hiding by the publicity surrounding her case. In a majority verdict delivered on May 30, 2007, the Federal Court rejected her appeal. Her appeal was dismissed 2-1 by Chief Justice Tun Ahmad Fairuz Sheikh Abdul Halim and Datuk Alauddin Mohd Sheriff. The ruling stated that "a person who wanted to renounce his/her religion must do so according to existing laws or practices of the particular religionshow more

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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 159g
  • Bellum Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135718231
  • 9786135718232