In reference to If you love your partner, you'll convert and The hypocrites among us, I must agree with MA for pointing out that love is a pure and open relationship, regardless of race, religion and creed.
How can one convert for the sake of love? Conversion itself becomes 'unpure' when forced through love or marriage. I could only assume that Norlinda meant that 'if you 'purely' love me, you will convert and love my God. Would she then encourage a person who love someone of not the Muslim faith to convert and love their God? I wonder if Norlinda is encouraging apostates and advocating Muslims to leave the Muslim faith in the name of love.
If Norlinda insists on "If you love your partner, you'll convert", then she has added herself to the statistics of hypocrites. Anyone who love the Muslim faith knows that it is a beautiful religion that people would convert into with free will. Therefore, comments like conversion for love or marriage is not only hypocritical but creates a sense of conversion for specific motives. This is truly polluting the religion and its core belief.
I am sure Norlinda's intentions were good but are they non-hypocritical? In a recent survey, 98% of Muslims said that they discourage apostates, but if the converts were discouraged from practising Muslim faith until they gain some teachings and strong understanding, we would not have apostates at all and everyone goes home happy.
The religious bodies should be strict in allowing conversion to ensure quality Muslims, instead of quantity Muslims, to thrive in Malaysia.