ISTANBUL: CHRISTIAN TEEN RELEASED FOR MURDER
J. Grant Swank, Jr.
Asya Ahmad Muhammad, in an Islamic prison since she was 14, has been released.
Now she fears threats from her Muslim clan. They say she is a “shame” to their name and told her that they are going to kill her.
Compass Direct News reports that she, in self-defense, stabbed her uncle in Iraq. Now, released from her cell, she wonders if she can find safety.
The juvenile court concluded it was time for her to be set free. However, freedom is not guaranteed in Iraq where Allah devotees seek revenge on those who
convert to Christ.
She is now 16, known as “Maria,” and surrounded by praying Christian believers. By interceding on her behalf, they themselves are putting their lives in danger.
This is the present state of being Christian in Iraq. That is why many have fled Iraq hopefully for safer environs.
Maria killed “her paternal uncle in self-defense on July 9, 2006 when he attacked her, her mother and little brother at their family kitchen utensil store in the outskirts of Dohuk.
“The uncle had cut her mother and was fiercely beating them for converting to Christianity and for ‘shaming’ the family.”
Maria’s father has received phone calls from relatives informing him that he himself is in danger if he seeks to protect his daughter.
“’Don’t be happy in your family; we will never let you be happy in your family,’ Abdurahman told Compass.”
Read IRAQ: COURT RELEASES CHRISTIAN GIRL SENTENCED FOR MURDER at http://www.compassdirect.org/en/display.php?page=news&length=short&lang=en&idelement=5689
Read MUSLIM ‘HONOR KILLING’ AMERICAN STYLE at http://truthinconviction.us/weblog.php?id=P2850