Muslim family killed Hussein Mohammed from Egypt when they discovered he decided to put his faith in Jesus.
The incident occurred after he openly expressed his conversion to Christianity on his Facebook.
In the photos, there was an image of a cross tattoo that Hussein put on his wrist, a common practice among Egyptian Orthodox Coptic Christians (the largest Christian church in Egypt and the Middle East).
Hussein Mohammed was the name his parents gave him at birth, but when the Muslim put his faith in Jesus Christ, he changed his name to George.
According to International Christian Concern, his family knew about his conversion long before the events and had filed complaints about it before the Security Directorate.
Because the Facebook post was a public acknowledgment of his conversion, George was killed on October 6 in a family murder by honor.
Death for honor
Egypt is an officially Islamic country, but with the largest number of Christians in the Middle East.
In that country, they consider Christians second-class citizens and often they lack the opportunity to claim their civil rights.
From an even more severe perspective, Muslims say when one of his members convert to Christianity, they are apostates.
That means that the public discovery of their conversion makes them vulnerable to being victims of an honor kill.
The crime of honor also known as the murder of honor. It implies to kill a person by one or several members of his family.
For the perpetrators, leaving their convictions represents dishonor to the family and violates the principles of their religion.
and based on their beliefs justify their crimes. They commit and justify their crimes based on their belief.