German woman converts to Islam after marrying Gambian migrant

Written by Lamin Saidy

German woman

A German woman has converted to Islam after marrying a Gambian migrant in Germany, changing her name to Fatoumatta.  

"I converted to Islam last year. My husband didn't force me, I decided to embrace the religion. I wanted to quit the church," she told What's On-Gambia

Fatoumatta added: "I am fasting, it's my first Ramadan" 

According to her, she is very happy being a Muslim and her husband of two years, Sheriffo Samateh is so proud of her for accepting Islam.  

"I hope that my husband and I can visit The Gambia before the end of this year and meet his family and friends for the first time. The coronavirus pandemic is making everything difficult," she said. 

Fatoumatta and Sheriffo live in the city of Osnabrück in north-west Germany.