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Somali Girl Shot to Death for Embracing Christ

Written By: "Israel My Glory" magazine  |  Posted: Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

               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 November 25 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. 

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