Somali Muslims who beat and raped a Christian mother of four last month began sending threatening messages more than a year ago at a refugee camp in Kenya.
The 41-year-old Somali woman was a Muslim living in Somalia with her husband when he sent her and their four children to Ifo refugee camp of Kenya in Dadaab, near the Somali border, in February 2016.
She put her faith in Christ a year later, though it remained a secret until Somali Muslims saw her coming from church worship at Dadaab International Worship Centre in February 2018.
“We have known that you are a Christian, and one of us saw you come out of a church on Sunday. If you continue attending the church, then we shall come for your head soon.”
– A threat message from Somali Muslims
She stopped attending the church services and relocated nearby.
“But it looks like we had already being marked. Soon four of my children converted to Christ, and I cut all links with my husband in Somalia.”
– The woman
On January 2, 2019 four Muslims from Somalia forced their way into her home.
“I was beaten and then raped by four men who threatened me, telling me not to say anything about the ordeal that I went through. As they left the house at 1 AM one of them said, ‘We could have killed you for being a disgrace to Islam and joining Christianity, which is against our religion, but since you are a single mother, we have decided to spare your life with the condition that you should not mention our names.’”
– The woman
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