“A Saudi woman who introduced herself as ‘Maryam’ announced in a video… that she has forsaken Islam and converted to Christianity,” Mohabat News reports.
8/5/2012 Saudi Arabia (Mohabat News) – According to Mohabat News, internet sources as well as independent Shi’ite websites that promote Shi’ite thoughts and beliefs in Iran, reported last week that a Saudi woman who introduced herself as “Maryam” announced in a video published on the internet that she has forsaken Islam and converted to Christianity.
She said in the published video that she hasn’t removed her Hijab for fear of her life and to keep her identity unknown.
The publishing of the video on the internet has angered Saudi officials and Muftis. They highly criticized the video and called urgently for necessary measures to stop evangelism in Saudi Arabia.
It must be said that this is not the first time that a Saudi-Arabian citizen has converted to Christianity. Similar situations have happened before, but 28 year old Maryam is the first Saudi woman to publicly announce in a published video that she has left Islam and converted to Christianity.
In the short video, Maryam says, “I have quit the darkness of Wahhabi Islam and entered the light of Christianity. I dreamt that I needed to do this. Jesus Christ came to visit me in my dream and gave me the name of Maryam (Arabic pronunciation of Mary)”.
She added, “The morality police’s treatment caused me to not take fasting and prayer seriously and to eventually convert to Christianity.”
Prior to this an Arabic-language satellite TV channel, Al-Haqiqa, which broadcasts Christian programs to the Arab world, published an audio file and attributed it to a Kuwaiti prince, “Abdollah Al-sabah”. The TV channel claimed that the Kuwaiti prince was a member of the ruling family in Kuwait. In the audio file, a man believed to be prince “Abdollah Al-sabah” said that he had newly left Islam and converted to Christianity.