Saida was a deaf Muslim girl who became a Christian. When her family discovered her conversion, they demanded she renounce Christ and she refused to. In retaliation, they attacked and beat her so badly that she had to be taken into intensive care.
According to reports, her church is working right now to get custody of her and hide her after she recovers, since her family is waiting to attack her again:
A deaf girl living in Central Asia remains hospitalized with severe injuries after her family beat her because she refused to renounce the name of Jesus Christ.
DOOR International shares the story of Saida, a young girl who was severely beaten by her family after they discovered she had embraced Christianity.
“The screams she emitted caused the neighbors to call the police,” the outlet reveals. “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.’ The family then realized they kind of had immunity to continue to beat her, so they continued to do so to the point where she had to be brought eventually to the hospital in intensive care.”
Although Saida ended up in the hospital that day, she refused to comply with her family’s command to deny her faith.
Open Doors USA reports that Saida’s family threatened to beat her again once she’s released from the hospital. However, members of the local church hope to intercept the young girl before family members are able to attack her once again. (here, here)