Islamic Radicals Kill Christian Convert in Somalia

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By Alison Matheson, Christian Post Correspondent
February 24, 2011|3:19 am

A Christian convert from Islam has been murdered by a group of Islamic radicals in Somalia.

According to International Christian Concern, Abdirahman Hussein Roble was killed by members of Al-Shabaab, in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Jan. 26.

They accused Roble of spying and ‘fitna,’ or causing religious discord among Muslims.

Roble’s wife and children were told of his death by two eye witnesses on Feb. 9. He is the twenty-fourth Christian to be killed by Somali Islamists since 2009.

Another convert being held by the radicals managed to escape on Jan. 29. The man was captured on Jan. 8 in the Afgoye district of Somalia and subjected to repeated interrogation about his faith and ministry.

He fled from his captors as they attended evening prayer and is the first Christian to manage to escape from the group.

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According to ICC, Al-Shabaab has links to al-Qaeda and is particularly brutal in its enforcement of Sharia law, stoning adulterers to death, cutting off the hands of thieves and murdering Christian converts from Islam.

Sources tell ICC that the brutality is causing the group to lose broad support.

ICC’s regional manager for Africa, Jonathan Racho said Wednesday: “Al-Shabaab’s unrestrained Islamic fundamentalism must be condemned by the international community, especially the moderate Islamic community.”

 

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