There may be parents in California facing similar post-divorce problems as a woman in another state who has made some serious accusations against her former spouse. Currently engaged in a child custody battle with her ex, the woman says the man is a Muslim extremist whose ideologies are a detriment to her children, particularly, her son. She claims her son acts very different toward her every time he comes back from visiting his father.
The woman, who happens to be the mother of three children, two of whom she shares with the boy's father and another child from a previous relationship, is a naturalized U.S. citizen and a Muslim. She says her marriage ended in part because of Muslim extremist ideals that her then husband had adopted that were negatively affecting their relationship. For instance, the woman claims her husband at the time wanted her to allow him to bring an additional woman into their home as a second wife.
The man has also been accused of physical abuse toward his former wife. The current situation arose when she began to suspect her former spouse of indoctrinating her son toward ideologies she believes place him at risk for harm, as well as others with whom he may come into contact. An attorney acting on behalf of the boy's father says the woman has made false allegations against her former spouse as an act of retaliation because of the accusations he made against her in a separate court filing.
The plaintiff says that the suit is not about religion but about keeping her son from harm. California parents facing similar child custody issues may want to pay close attention to this case as it develops. Anyone in need of immediate guidance may request a consultation with an experienced family law attorney.
Source: CNN, "Muslim father accused in custody battle of radicalizing son, court docs say", Athena Jones, Nov. 29, 2017