Sharia Law Sneaks Into Brunai, by Heidi Boesl, Mission Network News
"...Converts from Islam face losing custody of their children should their new faith be found out. “All parental rights are awarded to the Muslim parent if a child is born to mixed-faith parents, and the non-Muslim parent is not recognized in any official document, including the child’s birth certificate,” according to the U.S. Department of State in the 2012 International Religious Freedom Report.
"This new law has a profound impact on the few but influential Christian schools. “Even now, parents have started demanding that we begin every gathering with a Muslim prayer instead,” said a school official.
"Sharia Law means non-Muslims cannot share their faith with Muslims or atheists. Offenders risk being fined of up to BN $20,000 (US $15,600), sent to jail for five years at most, or both. “How can we reach out to tribal people who practice animistic religions?” asked an evangelical pastor. “They are considered atheists by the government.”
"Sharia Law in Brunei claims that 19 words belong solely to Islam. Christians are banned from using words like Allah (God) and Firman Allah (God’s Word), which are found in the Malay language Bible commonly used by Bruneians. As Christian materials cannot be brought into the country, local language Bibles will be hard to find..."