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By Joseph DeCaro, Worthy News Correspondent
BARAWA, SUDAN (Worthy News)-- Islamic militants from al-Shabaab beheaded a Christian in the Somalian city of Barawa Friday, accusing him of both being a spy and forsaking Islam.
A crowd watched as Farhan Haji Mose's body was split in two and then dumped near the beach, according to Morning Star News.
Mose's family didn't immediately recover his body for fear that the Islamists would kill them as well.
Mose, who had a small cosmetics shop in Barawa, often traveled to Kenya on business where he converted to Christianity in 2010.
With a population of 545,000, Barawa is now under control of al-Shabaab militants fighting the government; the militants have already killed dozens of Christian converts from Islam since launching a campaign to rid the African nation of Christianity while seeking to impose a strict version of shar'ia over all of Somalia.
Al-Shabaab was one of several Somalian groups that arose from the power vacuum created after Ethiopian forces toppled the Islamic Courts Union back in 2006.