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Christian Somali Mother Divorced for Having a Bible – August 21st 2019

Morning Star News, August 16, 2019

The husband of a 32-year-old mother of two children in Somaliland, an autonomous region of Somalia, discovered that his wife owned a Bible and divorced her.  She knew she must leave the homestead.

She had become a secret Christian in 2016 after the leader of an underground church explained Christ’s death and resurrection to her – but she had never owned a Bible.

The couple had gone to Kenya for medical treatment for her father and she found a Somali-language Bible there.  

Returning home, she had forgotten to lock the drawer where she hid her Bible.  Her husband warned her not to come close to the children or he would take the Bible to the Islamic court and she would be killed by stoning for becoming an apostate.

“God has spared my life, and my fellow underground Christians in other regions of Somalia have received me and shared the little they have, but I am very traumatized,” she said.