Belgian woman converts to Islam after watching film
Web posted at: 6/9/2004 10:59:56
Source ::: QNA
BRUSSELS: An American movie which attempts to portray
Islam and Muslims in a negative light actually sparked
the lights of Islamic faith in a Belgian lady.
Dominique Scheppers, also named Anissa, in an
interview with Iranian news agency, Irna, said that
she got the 'click' to convert to Islam after watching
'not without my daughter,' a film about an American
woman married to an Iranian doctor who escapes with
her daughter from Iran.
Anissa said she was not convinced by the film's
negative portrayal of Islam, and hence started her own
search to understand Muslims and Islam. "Allah guided
me to Islam through this film' said anissa, who was
brought up in a Belgian catholic family before
adopting the Islamic faith nearly 10 years ago.
She said she began reading books and sought
information about Islam from some Arab friends and
even visited Egypt to learn more about Muslims.
'What attracted me most to Islam is the concept of
Tawhid (unity),' she stressed.
Anissa, who is now married to a Moroccan, was working
in the marketing and publicity field before she left
her job to engage full time in the cause of Islam. She
is a candidate on the list of the Muslim party of
citizenship and prosperity (PCP) for regional
elections to be held in Belgium on Sunday.
Anissa said her aim is to work for the rights of
Muslims in Belgium and also for Muslim unity through
dialogue and debate.
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