Inmate embraces Islam after good treatment in Capital jail
abu dhabi — A prison inmate in Abu Dhabi has converted to Islam thanks to the good treatment he received from prison staff.
The 30-year-old Filipino man, who is on trial for having an illegal affair with a woman, declared his conversion to Islam when he appeared at the Abu Dhabi Criminal Court of First Instance.
I have decided to embrace Islam because of the good manners seen among Muslims.” Inmate
The man, formerly a Christian, told the judge that he decided to embrace Islam because the police and the Muslim prison guards treated him and other prisoners so well during their jail term.
The man said he has also got a chance to read a few books on the faith, learning about its values of tolerance. “I have willingly decided to embrace Islam with full conviction because of the good manners I have seen among Muslims,” he noted.
“I have spent a few weeks in jail, but the guards have really treated me and my colleagues well and with kindness,” he said.