From Voice of the Martyrs ...
"A 17-year-old girl in the Gedo Region of Somalia was severely beaten by her family recently after they discovered she had converted to Christianity, according to Compass Direct News. Nurta Mohamed Farah, 17, was later taken to a doctor, who prescribed medication for a "mental illness." When she refused to abandon her Christian faith, her family forced her to take the medication."
How tragic this young woman is considered mentally ill because she believes in Jesus, and how doubly tragic her family resorted to beating the faith out of her. I cannot imagine what it would be like to have my family turn on me for what I believe. A young woman dependent upon her family doesn't have a recourse. Her family has been reading the Koran to her every day since May 4 because Muslims believe the Koran has healing powers. Can you imagine what it would be like to have read to you something that is so far removed from what you believe? How stressful that would be on a new believer, how confusing that could be.
I knew that things were bad for Christians in Muslim lands. I knew it is really bad for women. But, it seems a woman who converts has no mercy.