But Hindu mother stands firm; ‘won’t convert to Islam even if I have to die’
Raina and her three daughters are living under a shadow of fear ever since her husband Suseelan converted to Islam and adopted new name Sulaiman. Suseelan, a resident of Marampally, Thrissur, used to work in a Gulf country. In 2015, he called up his wife and told her that he had converted to Islam and wanted Raina and his daughters to embrace Islam. Radical Islamists of Popular Front and its political wing SDPI were behind his conversion. Hindus facing financial difficulties are identified and are targeted by Islamic proselytisers. They are lured into Islam promising financial help.
He used to spit on the light and picks up quarrel and assault me, saying he cannot put up with non-Muslims.
In March 2020, Sulaiman returns to his hometown. According to Raina, he used to feel uneasiness in their presence or when the family lights traditional lamp in the evening. “He used to spit on the light and picks up quarrel and assault me, saying he cannot put up with non-Muslims. He used to force me and children to convert to Islam. We did not budge. When the torture became unbearable, I filed a case in the local police station,” she said.
According to Raina, Sualiman who is now completely brainwashed, is under the control of SDPI goons. They issue threats to the woman, alleging that she had usurped Sulaiman’s property. She says she wants her husband back. “My children need their father. He is under the influence of SDPI workers,” said Raina.
The SDPI bullies have completely ruined a happy family. To gain converts, these radical outfits go to any extend. Raina has since then been putting up with her parents’ house. She fears for her life.
Unfortunately for her, no mainstream media outlet or political party would take up her cause because they don’t want to antagonise Islamic radicals.