SAUDI ARABIA - FATHER KILLS DAUGHTER FOR CONVERTING TO CHRISTIANITY
A Saudi man cut out the tongue of his own daughter and burned her to death after he learned that she had converted from Islam to Christianity. Fatima al-Mutairi’s father worked for the mutawaa, the Saudi religious police, which enforces Islamic religious purity. He was held in custody being investigated for his daughter’s murder.
Fatima learned about Jesus Christ through the internet and used to write on various blogs under assumed names. Her life became an ordeal when her family grew suspicious and her brother discovered some Christian articles written by her as well as a cross sign on her computer screen.
Saudi religious scholars have frequently warned against the dangers of the internet and satellite TV channels, which are the only ways for most Saudi Muslims to learn about Christianity. • Pray for Fatima’s family that their eyes will be opened to the truth. Pray that her death will not have been in vain, but that it will “produce many seeds”. (John 12:24) •
Praise the Lord for the internet and TV, which make it possible for people in Saudi Arabia to learn about Jesus Christ and also offer a means of fellowship for Saudi Christian converts from Islam who have to keep their faith secret from their families and friends. Pray that God will guide and protect believers in this very restrictive country. *This report is from a British Christian charity which acts as a watchman on the wall for persecuted Christians around the world.