Somalia: Christian Decapitated
After an extensive search, Christians in the
Bakool region of southwestern Somalia discovered the decapitated body of
kidnapped Christian Juma Naradin Kamil on Sept. 2, 2011. Kamil’s body reportedly
bore the marks of an execution by the Muslim terrorist group al-Shabab.
“It is usual for al-Shabab to decapitate those they suspect to have
embraced the Christian faith, or sympathizers of Western ideals,” a local
Christian told Compass Direct News. “Our brother accepted the Christian faith
three years ago and was determined in his faith in God. We greatly miss him.”
On Aug. 21, three suspected al-Shabab terrorists forced Kamil into a car, according
to local sources. Many local Christians believe the extremists had closely monitored
Kamil before kidnapping and killing him.
Kamil’s body remained unburied for two days because local residents
didn’t want al-Shabab to associate them with Christian converts, a local
Christian told Compass Direct News. Someone secretly buried Kamil on Sept. 4.
With 3,000 to 7,000 members, al-Shabab seeks to impose a strict version
of Sharia, Islamic law, throughout the Muslim world. They have vowed to eradicate
Christianity from Somalia.
Earlier this year, two Muslim extremists murdered a member of an
underground Christian community in Somalia, and they also killed a mother of
four children, 36-year-old Asha Mberwa, for her Christian faith.
Source: Compass Direct News