Such a convert will very often have been beaten, chased away from home or ostracised from the family. In extreme cases, such a person will be killed. In such cases it is the “duty” of a family member to kill the person, or somebody else can be asked to do this.
As Christians in western culture such a thing is unthinkable. But when a Muslim becomes a Christian, any one of a combination of these things, can happen to him/her. It is a dangerous and lonely road that awaits converts, unless they can be integrated into a Christian community.
- That this practice will come in disrepute among Muslims.
- Pray for converts to Christianity to escape beatings, ridicule, chased away from home or ostracised from the family.
- Pray that they will not become victims of honour killings.