Jordanian Christian kills daughter for converting to Islam

World Bulletin / News Desk

The woman was killed by her father on Wednesday a short time after she converted to Islam when she attended a lecture by prominent Saudi preacher Mohamed al-Arefe at the Jordanian University in Amman.

Scores of Jordanians on Thursday tried to break into a church in the northern Ajloun province in protest against the reported killing of a local girl by her Christian father on the background of her recent conversion to Islam, a Jordanian security source said.

Ajloun Church, Jordan

Ajloun Church, Jordan

“Some residents of Al-Wahadinah village besieged and tried to storm into the church, a short time after some youth attempted to burn it down before security forces intervened,” the security source told Anadolu Agency on condition of anonymity.

He added that the woman was killed by her father on Wednesday a short time after she converted to Islam when she attended a lecture by prominent Saudi preacher Mohamed al-Arefe at the Jordanian University in the capital Amman.

“He hit her with a stone on the head,” the security source said of the woman. “She died immediately,” he added.

The protesters, who gathered outside an administrative province building before they headed to the church on Thursday, called for burying the slain woman in a cemetery designated for Muslims.

Jordanian authorities have not commented on the accident yet.

Christians make up 2.2 percent of Jordan’s eight million population, according to a 2014 census.

SOURCE: http://www.worldbulletin.net/muslim-world/135279/jordanian-christian-kills-daughter-for-converting-to-islam

4 replies

  1. Honor killing, killing for converting, this News proves my point that this is more a ‘cultural thing’ and not a ‘religious thing’, Arab Christians do it the same as Muslims (and both are wrong!)

  2. Yes, Rafiq sahib, that was a bad deed. Islam does not allow it or recommend to kill any one for the matters of faith. The Muslims should also learn a lesson and should present a good peaceful picture of Islam.
    May Allah bless that departed soul with His Mercy.

  3. All religions give the teaching of tolerance in the name of religion and all Prophets showed incredible tolerance in the name of religion .Because belief of a human being is a matter between him or her and God. By killing somebody you can’t kill the faith of that person , so killing is for what? To save a Christian ? To save a Muslim?

  4. I agree with Rafiq sahib that it is done under the pressure of society and culture.
    Neither a true Christian dare to do such brutal act nor a true Muslim can imagine doing such horrible and senseless act.Such killings are done by those who keep faith just to show off and such persons are a source of dishonor to their religion.

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