Persecution is Real!

Posted: September 18, 2011 in christianity, current events, islam, persecution, prayer

Compass Direct News:

NAIROBI, Kenya, September 12 (CDN) — A kidnapped Christian convert from Islam was found decapitated on Sept. 2 on the outskirts of Hudur City in Bakool region, in southwestern Somalia.

Juma Nuradin Kamil was forced into a car by three suspected Islamic extremists from the al Shabaab terrorist group on Aug. 21, area sources said. After members of his community thoroughly combed the area looking for him, at 2 p.m. on Sept. 2 one of them found Kamil’s body dumped on a street.

The kidnapping and subsequent manner of murder suggests that al Shabaab militants had been monitoring him, Christian leaders said. Muslim extremists from al Shabaab, a militant group with ties to al Qaeda, have vowed to rid Somalia of Christianity, and they control the area some 400 kilometers from Mogadishu.

A Christian who saw Kamil’s body said it bore the marks of an al Shabaab killing, according to a leader in Somalia’s underground church who lives in another city.

“It is usual for the al Shabaab to decapitate those they suspect to have embraced the Christian faith, or sympathizers of western ideals,” the leader said. “Our brother accepted the Christian faith three years ago and was determined in his faith in God. We greatly miss him.”

Let us pray for our brothers and sisters around the world, especially those living in Islamic countries hostile to the Gospel.  May Christ strengthen and encourage them in the midst of their suffering, for his glory and their glorification.

HT: Zionica

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Comments
  1. Jim says:

    Thank you for sharing this. We need to be reminded here in the US that people are dying for their faith in Christ. What humbles and convicts me is that this man who converted to Christ from Islam knew that he would probably be killed for his faith. Yet, he embraced Christ still!

    There is no such thing as easy-believism over there. May his death inspire us all to live for Christ in a manner worthy of our calling!

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