An 18-year-old teenager who transformed to Christianity from Islam is on the run in Ghana as a result of, she says, her Muslim father is threatening to kill her.
Mariam Seidu has been in hiding since March after her father employed youth to assault her at her church, in response to Peace FM, a information web site in Ghana. She survived however stays in concern for her life.
“My father stated due to the church he’ll disown me. He instructed me if I nonetheless go to the church, he’ll deliver cutlass [a short sword] to the church and are available and butcher me,” she instructed Peace FM.
The daddy, Abubakar Seidu, acknowledged attempting to get her to return residence however denied threatening to kill her. But he stated if she stays a Christian, he’ll disown her.
“She will be able to’t stay beneath my benevolence as a father and go towards my orders and beliefs,” he instructed Peace FM. “She has turned 18 so she feels and thinks she will take her personal choice, proper? She ought to go forward, however I’ll by no means permit her beneath my roof if she sticks to her new religion. If she insists then we go our separate methods.”
Mariam credit her Christian religion for saving her from a lifetime of immorality.
“At first, I used to be a cussed woman,” she stated. “I used to exit with my associates, I used to membership, I used to take shisha [smoke], I used to take alcohol… however I had a good friend.”
That good friend, she stated, was a Christian who would go to her alongside an evangelism staff. When she noticed them coming, she would run. She didn’t need the gospel.
However what modified when she fell sick, Peace FM reported. She determined to attend church along with her good friend.
“Once we went he prayed for me and once I got here residence I used to be feeling effectively,” Seidu stated.
Islam, she stated, wasn’t assembly her religious wants. She doesn’t wish to return.
“I can’t simply be there like that,” she stated of Muslim prayers.
Her father, although, says he’s “able to go to jail” to deliver her again to Islam.
“I solely tried to place the concern of God in her once I threatened to go to jail due to her choice,” he stated.
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