A young deaf girl from a Central Asian country was badly beaten by her Muslim family after they found out that she is now a follower of Jesus Christ.
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.