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Daughter of ex-Italian MP converts to Islam

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CAIRO: Manuela Franco Barbato, daughter of former Italian member parliament, has converted to Islam and changed her name to Aysha, reported the Huffington Post Italy.

Manuela who is now a pious Muslim, changed her Facebook profile photo in which she was seen wearing hijab. She wrote on Facebook, “The hijab is my way, the way that Allah has chosen for me”.

According to India.com, the decision of sudden change in Manuela has sparked uproar across Italy.
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Manuela who now prefers to be addressed herself as Aysha, was studying in L’Orientale University of Naples.

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She also wrote, “I am proud of the purity of my soul. This is the divine law, who am I to object?”  Before declaring it publicly Aysha lived with her father back at their family home in Naples.

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Franco Barbato (left), former Italian MP.

On her conversion Franco Barbato, former MP explains how he feels now. The Huffington Post quoted Barbato where he reportedly condemned his daughter’s decision.

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Italy has a total Muslim population of 1.7 million, including 20,000 had recently accepted the religion, Istat a national statistic agency reported.

 

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