A couple from Albenga (Genoa) says their children have been given to a Muslim family by social services against their will. Makhlou Khalid is a Moroccan married to an Italian, Valentina. They say their children (a 3 and 5 year olds) have been baptized and are Christian. The children were handed over to a Muslim couple: an Egyptian and Italian convert after Khalid applied for financial support for the children's grandparents and uncles, who were taking care of them. Khalid is concerned since he says converts are many times more fundamentalist, and he doesn't want his children to grow up like everyone else.
He claims discrimination, since the Italian courts assumed he was Muslim. He's been living in Italy for 25 years and says he's completely integrated.