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UPDATED: Iraq Patriarch Protests New Iraqi Law Targeting Children

UPDATE to this post: in a positive development, that part of the law has been retracted. More details here: http://dzehnle.blogspot.com/2015/11/iraq-will-not-require-christian.html .

Patriarch Louis Raphael I Sako of Baghdad said that the legislation, part of a new national identity card law approved by the Iraqi parliament on Oct. 27, would “oblige children under 18 to automatically embrace the Muslim religion,” even if only one parent decides to convert to Islam.

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