Tag: Somalia

A Somali Christian in Kenya shares his story

  By Anna Deckert — originally published in Mission Network News In many countries, nationality and religion are practically synonymous. This is especially true for Somalis. Todd Nettleton, Chief of Media Relations and Message Integration for Voice of the Martyrs, recently interviewed Ibrahim, one of the first ethnic Somalis to […]

Christian shot to death in Somalia

Originally published in Morning Star News Gunmen in central Somalia on Saturday (Dec. 8) killed an underground Christian who had been receiving death threats for leaving Islam, area sources said. Two unidentified masked men shot Mursal Isse Siad, 55, outside his home in Beledweyne, 206 miles (332 kilometers) north of […]

Christian convert from Islam beheaded in Somalia

Originally published in Morning Star News Islamic extremists from Somalia’s rebel Al-Shabaab militants on Friday (November 16) killed a Christian in Somalia’s coastal city of Barawa, accusing him of being a spy and leaving Islam, Christian and Muslim witnesses said. The extremists beheaded 25-year-old Farhan Haji Mose after monitoring his […]

Attack on Church Compound in Kenya Kills Two, Wounds Three

By Simba Tian — Compass Direct News GARISSA, Kenya,  – Suspected Islamic extremists with Somalia’s al Shabaab militia threw a grenade into the home of the church guard of an East Africa Pentecostal Church (EAPC) congregation outside Garissa, Kenya on Saturday night (Nov. 5), killing an 8-year-old girl and another member […]

Somali militants block famine aid

By Associated Press – Originally published in Seattle PI Al-Qaida-linked militants in Somalia vowed to keep most international aid workers away despite a worsening famine, as the U.N. warned Friday that 800,000 children could die in the region from starvation. Frustrated aid groups said they want to deploy more food […]

New Christian convert from Islam murdered in Somalia

Originally published in Charisma News Two Muslim extremists in Somalia on Monday (April 18) murdered a member of a secret Christian community in Lower Shabele region as part of a campaign to rid the country of Christianity, sources said. An area source told Compass two al Shabaab militants shot 21-year-old […]