Title Israel: 1. Please provide background on the demographics of Israel with particular detail on the major religions in Israel and the relative proportions of the population who are considered to be followers of the main religions. 2. Please provide information about the acceptance and rejection or tolerance generally of Christianity in a Muslim culture. Is Israel a "Muslim culture"? 4. Is there information to suggest that Muslim Bedouin families are any stricter in their observance of Islam, and less tolerant towards Christianity than other Muslim families? 5. What is the consequence, from the perspective of Islam as a religion and Islamic doctrine, of turning away from Islam and becoming a Christian? 6. What is generally required to occur for a person to become a Christian? 7. Please provide information on the consequences of an Arab Muslim man having a de facto relationship with a non-Muslim woman, from the perspective of the religion of Islam? 8. Please provide information on what are considered the essential requirements/practices/rituals for a person to be considered to be a practising Muslim. 9. Please provide information on whether Muslim parents might force their son to marry a Muslim woman against his wishes. 10. Is there information or any relevant Christian doctrine which would either support of rebut the claim that a Christian convert would be treated differently to someone born into Christianity in Israel? 11. Please provide information on whether photos of those who have turned away from Islam or who have denounced the Islamic faith are posted on mosque walls in Israel or published in the local newspaper in Israel and if so what is the purpose and consequence of this action? 12. Please provide information on any generally accepted standards (if they exist) that might be applicable whereby through the compliance thereof a person would be regarded as being a Christian. 13. Please provide information on any reports on incidents in Israel where a Muslim family has harmed a child who converted to Christianity. 14. Please provide information on the effectiveness of the Israeli Police authorities in protecting Israeli citizens and especially Muslim converts to Christianity from religious discrimination and religious based violence. 15. Is there any information to suggest that some places within Israel are more tolerant of people who have converted from Islam to Christianity than other places? 16. Please provide information on whether the Christian community in Israel provides protection for converts to Christianity from Islam.
Publisher Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal
Publication Date 28 March 2011
Country Israel
Topics Bedoon | Christian | Forced marriage | Muslim | Religious discrimination | Religious persecution (including forced conversion) | State protection
Citation / Document Symbol ISR38342
Cite as Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal, Israel: 1. Please provide background on the demographics of Israel with particular detail on the major religions in Israel and the relative proportions of the population who are considered to be followers of the main religions. 2. Please provide information about the acceptance and rejection or tolerance generally of Christianity in a Muslim culture. Is Israel a "Muslim culture"? 4. Is there information to suggest that Muslim Bedouin families are any stricter in their observance of Islam, and less tolerant towards Christianity than other Muslim families? 5. What is the consequence, from the perspective of Islam as a religion and Islamic doctrine, of turning away from Islam and becoming a Christian? 6. What is generally required to occur for a person to become a Christian? 7. Please provide information on the consequences of an Arab Muslim man having a de facto relationship with a non-Muslim woman, from the perspective of the religion of Islam? 8. Please provide information on what are considered the essential requirements/practices/rituals for a person to be considered to be a practising Muslim. 9. Please provide information on whether Muslim parents might force their son to marry a Muslim woman against his wishes. 10. Is there information or any relevant Christian doctrine which would either support of rebut the claim that a Christian convert would be treated differently to someone born into Christianity in Israel? 11. Please provide information on whether photos of those who have turned away from Islam or who have denounced the Islamic faith are posted on mosque walls in Israel or published in the local newspaper in Israel and if so what is the purpose and consequence of this action? 12. Please provide information on any generally accepted standards (if they exist) that might be applicable whereby through the compliance thereof a person would be regarded as being a Christian. 13. Please provide information on any reports on incidents in Israel where a Muslim family has harmed a child who converted to Christianity. 14. Please provide information on the effectiveness of the Israeli Police authorities in protecting Israeli citizens and especially Muslim converts to Christianity from religious discrimination and religious based violence. 15. Is there any information to suggest that some places within Israel are more tolerant of people who have converted from Islam to Christianity than other places? 16. Please provide information on whether the Christian community in Israel provides protection for converts to Christianity from Islam., 28 March 2011, ISR38342, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4e6de0a02.html [accessed 21 April 2014]
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