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Spain Agrees That Children Adopted From Morocco Will Remain Muslim
religionclause ^ | February 21, 2013

Posted on 02/23/2013 5:22:34 AM PST by NYer

The Gatestone Institute reported yesterday that the government of Spain has agreed with the government of Morocco that Moroccan children adopted by Spanish families will be required remain culturally and religiously Muslim.  The Spanish government will create a "control mechanism" that will allow Moroccan religious authorities to monitor the children until they reach the age of 18 to see that they have not converted to Christianity. Spain agreed to these conditions so that Spanish families who are in the process of adopting Moroccan children can bring them to Spain.

Morocco has a high rate of child abandonment, and Spain has been an important source of adoptive parents for Moroccan chiidren.  As explained in a Morocco News Board report last year, in Islamic law raising a child that is not one's genetic offspring is encouraged, but the young person does not become the true child of the adoptive parents. Instead, in an arrangement known as kafala the child is monitored to assure that he or she is raised as a Muslim.  Because monitoring of children abroad is difficult, last year Morocco's Ministry of Justice and Freedoms issued Circular No. 40 S/2 providing that kafala would be allowed only for parents who reside permanently in Morocco. Spain's new arrangement allows Spanish parents to avoid the restrictions in Circular 40 S/2.


TOPICS: Islam; Ministry/Outreach; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: adoption; morocco; spain

1 posted on 02/23/2013 5:22:49 AM PST by NYer
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To: netmilsmom; thefrankbaum; Tax-chick; GregB; saradippity; Berlin_Freeper; Litany; SumProVita; ...

That should encourage adoption of abandoned children. (/sarc)


2 posted on 02/23/2013 5:24:07 AM PST by NYer ("Before I formed you in the womb I knew you." --Jeremiah 1:5)
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To: NYer

3 posted on 02/23/2013 5:30:55 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: NYer

Spain probably agreed to it so that the adopting parents will look elsewhere to adopt, like eastern Europe.


4 posted on 02/23/2013 5:34:11 AM PST by Roger_Wildcat
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To: NYer

Why would I ever want to adopt one of these kids?

F that!


5 posted on 02/23/2013 5:38:51 AM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: NYer

Spain saved Europe from the Muslin invasion and is now surrendering to them.


6 posted on 02/23/2013 5:56:45 AM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: NYer
Morocco has a high rate of child abandonment, and Spain has . . .

Morocco has a high rate of child abandonment, and Spain has agreed to raise adopted children with the failed Moroccan culture? I'm sure that makes sense to liberals.

7 posted on 02/23/2013 6:01:42 AM PST by Pollster1
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To: NYer

there are ways to surreptitiously raise a child in the beliefs of his parents, it has been done for thousands of years under oppressive regimes

there also is the rite of Baptism which no imam patrol can undo


8 posted on 02/23/2013 6:18:51 AM PST by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: FatherofFive

“Spain saved Europe from the Muslin invasion and is now surrendering to them.”

I was thinking the same thing. Don’t they remember it took 500 years to get rid of them the last time?


9 posted on 02/23/2013 6:34:25 AM PST by logitech (Who's here so vile, that will not love his country? If any speak, for him I have offended)
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To: NYer
In at least a dozen other cases, Spaniards have converted to Islam in order to obtain custody over "their" children, especially if they are girls.

Apparently the Muslim law makes it somewhat easier if it's a girl, -- or are Moroccan girls a prized commodity for someone? It is indicative, anyway, of a shocking loss of Christian and national identity in Spain.

10 posted on 02/23/2013 6:41:21 AM PST by annalex (fear them not)
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To: NYer

How fascist.


11 posted on 02/23/2013 6:51:11 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: NYer

So the children are to be deprived of religious freedom. And what is the controlling mechanism if the child opts out of the death cult?


12 posted on 02/23/2013 6:57:00 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: NYer

Muslim parents abandon children in droves. Christians take in the children and care for them. But the Muslims won’t let the child they abandoned leave the faith that abandoned them.
Feeding, educating and clothing a child that isn’t “yours” but a foreign child subject to foreign laws - that’s just a long term hoteling arrangement at Christian expense, like the Shariah laws that said Christians had to give any Muslim visitor free food and shelter for three days.


13 posted on 02/23/2013 6:59:50 AM PST by tbw2
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To: NYer

It is ironic that no human being can convert a Muslim to Christianity. It is completely the work of God and only God can convert any human after birth to a Christian believer.

Likewise, no human institution can prevent another from having faith in Christ. Distract, counterfeit, substitute, interfere, obfuscate,...yes, but never does such an effort have more power or authority than the hand of God.


14 posted on 02/23/2013 7:03:05 AM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Pollster1

Spain has a birthrate hovering around 1.0, and that includes the Moslem birthrate. They don’t want to have their own children, so why would they adopt Moroccans?

Oh, I wonder if it’s to feed the homosexual adoption market ... that could have some colorful outcomes vis-a-vis the Moroccan religious enforcers!


15 posted on 02/23/2013 7:34:20 AM PST by Tax-chick (Whatever happens, I'll get through it. Or die trying.)
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To: JoeProBono

Joe!

This is why one should never eat/drink while reading FR!


16 posted on 02/23/2013 12:16:08 PM PST by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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“Oh, I wonder if it’s to feed the homosexual adoption market”

If this is true then they are just dividing by zero.


17 posted on 02/23/2013 12:19:18 PM PST by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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18 posted on 02/23/2013 12:33:17 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: logitech
**Spain saved Europe from the Muslin invasion**

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19 posted on 02/23/2013 12:38:40 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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This is nuts. Nobody is going to pour their heart and soul into adopting a child, in order to indoctrinate him in a religio-cultural system which the adoptive parents do not believe in.

But then American parents give their own children over to public schools, K-12 and on to the University --- so the kids can be indoctrinated in a religio-cultural system the parents do not believe in.

Unless you really do believe in the leftism, moral relativism, and hostility to religious practice and belief found in the public schools.

Hmm...

20 posted on 02/23/2013 1:09:33 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o ("In Christ we form one body, and each member belongs to all the others." Romans 12:5)
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To: NYer

Spain is very close to going down the toilet as it is so this decision won’t make much difference.


21 posted on 02/23/2013 4:45:08 PM PST by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: SampleMan

How about this? You raise a jihadist right in your own home - like a virus, ready to go off? Not for me. And how does Morocco get to control Spanish citizens? Boy, those Spaniards are truly idiots.


22 posted on 02/23/2013 6:38:32 PM PST by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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