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News – Father kills convert daughter

November 2008

Father kills convert daughter


In August 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 is now 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.