A young girl known only as Saida, to protect her identity, had been beaten almost to death by her Islamic family, for telling them that she believed in Jesus and wanted to convert to Christianity.
The family even told her they would kill her for becoming a Christian, and told her the beatings would continue unless she reverted back to their Islamic beliefs.
Neighbors had actually heard the girl screaming and called the police. When the police showed up, they decided this was a family member and it was up to them to discipline her as they saw fit. No arrests were made.
The family saw that they wouldn’t get in trouble for beating her and continued to do so, until the girl had to be brought into the hospital nearly dead from the violence.
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A deaf girl was reportedly beaten by her Muslim family after telling them that she embraced Christianity.
The girl, named Saida, was hospitalized after her Muslim family members beat her when she told them that she believed in Jesus. They even threatened to kill her if she didn’t renounce her Christian beliefs and return to Islam, Christian Today reported.
Neighbors called the police upon hearing the girl’s screams, though authorities did little to help.“When the police came, the police saw it was her family beating her and they said, ‘Well, this is a family issue, so we won’t get involved,'” DOOR International president Rob Myers said. DOOR International is an organization that offers help to deaf people and spreads a Christian message.
“The family then [realized] they kind of had immunity to continue to beat her, so they continued to do so to the point where she had to be brought o the hospital in intensive care,” Myers said.
Deaf people like Saida, Myers said, often struggle more intensely with family because their disability makes family members more unaware.“What’s different for deaf believers is many times parents are unaware of what’s going on in their child’s life. They may be meeting with people, they may even be signing with friends about Scripture, and their parents have no idea because most parents of deaf children don’t actually sign,” he added.The story quickly went viral, with many expressing outrage towards the girl’s family for hurting her.
“The cops just walked away. What a bunch of bulls**t. We need to start standing up to these muslim a******s or we are going to lose this country,” one Mad World News reader commented on the site’s Facebook page.
“Poor girl. So people keep on thinking muslim/islam is peaceful. If they did this to their o wn child for being a Christian imagine what they will do to others or just look at the news. Parents need t o go to jail and get the crap beat outta them daily,” another added.
Deaf Bible Society president J.R. Bucklew told Christian Post that deaf people could be particularly vulnerable to persuasion from terrorist groups like ISIS given their condition.