Thursday, March 17, 2011

Revelation 2:10

"Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life."

'A 17-year-old girl in Somalia who converted to Christianity from Islam has been shot to death in an apparent 'honor killing.' Nurta Mohamed Farah, who fled her village to live with relatives after her parents tortured her for leaving Islam, died 25 November 2010 after two men believed to be relatives shot her in the chest and head with a pistol.

Sources said her parents beat her severely for leaving Islam. They shackled her to a tree by day and kept her in a small, dark room at night since May, 2010, when they learned she had embraced Christ. They also forced her to take medication for mental illness, thinking she had gone crazy. But the drugs could not sway her from her faith. Nor could the twice-weekly recitations of the Qur'an, which many Somalis believe cure the sick, especially the mentally ill.'

---Compiled from reports filed by Compass Direct News.

1 comment:

Daniel said...

A very powerful reminder to us all, that faith in Christ Jesus, can cost us everything. This has been the case for many throughout history, and is the case for many today. In America, if we do not ever see this kind of treatment of Christians, we still must ask the question; do we have a faith that is ready and tested, so we too will know how to lay our lives down? And, are we preparing the next generation of believers in Christ, to be followers of Christ? Most important and urgent right now, let us pray for our persecuted brethren.