The head of the Democratic bloc MP Joseph Warka Saliwa captivity, Wednesday, national card law is unfair to non-Muslim components, noting that it includes minors paragraph force non-Muslims to convert to religion "coercion."
He captivity in a statement received / scales News / copy of "House of Representatives voted on a national card law, which carry Bttiyath paragraph unacceptable completely incompatible with the new construction of Iraq on the basis of the Constitution of the tutor of the rights and religious freedoms," noting that "this law is unfair to ingredients Muslim ".
He captivity that "Article 26 of the law stipulates in its second paragraph that follows the boys of minors in the religion of Islam embraced by the parents," adding that "If the couple Christians or Aesidein or Mandaeans and have children brought up on the original religion has not attained the age of 18 are forced to convert to the Muslim faith coercion in the event of one of the parents embrace Islam. "
He added that "it is contrary to the essence of Islam and with the paragraphs of the Constitution in Article (2) of paragraph (b) and (c) and Article (3) and Article 39 and Article 40, which protects the Iraqi citizens' rights and prevent any attempt to impose religion or ideology or creed them under duress. "
He stressed that the captivity of "subordination one of the parents in accordance with the above mentioned article we are Christians and the rest of the other components of non-Muslim reject them", pointing out that they "considered the letter unjust and contrary to the concepts of democracy."
He called the captivity of the Federal Court to "cancel this article of the law because it is incorrect and unconstitutional and contrary to the same time as we have said with the fundamentals of Islamic religious texts which recognizes the respect the beliefs of others and not to impose beliefs on them", stressing the need to "be comes to choosing religion in these cases follow the child itself upon reaching the legal age and Vihama and be able to choose his religion with full conviction, because the choice of religion is a personal matter and the relationship between man and his creator must respect this conviction. "
He said, "This law, which is one of the paragraphs of the Personal Status Law No. 65 of 197, created a lot of problematic and it is clear to prejudice respect for human dignity." It ended 29 quarters e
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