A forced conversion is the religious conversion or acceptance of a philosophy against the will of the subject, often with the threatened consequence of earthly penalties or harm. These consequences range from job loss and social isolation to incarceration, torture or death.
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... Spain, staged by the Avignon Pope Benedict XIII, is followed by forced mass conversions ... known as Wiener Gesera (Vienna Edict), confiscation of their possessions, and forced conversion of Jewish children. 1435 Massacre and forced conversion of Majorcan Jews ...
... stands out clear from Error" (Quran 2256) and (Quran 1829) show that Islam prohibits forced conversion towards people of any religion ... According to historian Bernard Lewis, forced conversions played a role especially in the 12th century under the Almohad dynasty of North Africa and Andalusia as well as in Persia where the Shi'a sect of Islam is dominant ... of the opinion that other incidents of forced conversions have been rare in Islamic history ...
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“The conversion of a savage to Christianity is the conversion of Christianity to savagery.”
—George Bernard Shaw (18561950)
“The good enough parent, in addition to being convinced that whatever his child does, he does it because at that moment he is convinced this is the best he can do, will also ask himself: What in the world would make me act as my child acts at this moment? And if I felt forced to act this way, what would make me feel better about it?”
—Bruno Bettelheim (20th century)