Somali pastor violently attacked by father-in-law for leaving Islam

A Somali pastor sustained severe injuries when his Somali father-in-law violently assaulted him last month for refusing to return to Islam, Morning Star News (MSN) reports. Somalis believe they are born Muslim, and anyone who leaves Islam can be charged with apostasy and sentenced to death.

Somalia: Christians vulnerable as death toll reaches 21 in al-Shabaab attack

Somali Christians remain vulnerable to jihadist violence, as twenty-one people have now died following an attack on August 19 by the al-Shabaab Islamic terror group in Mogadishu, Somalia, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports. Linked to al-Qaeda, al Shabaab has been conducting Islamic jihad in Somalia and Kenya, targeting Christians as well as terrorizing the civilian population generally.

Al-Shabab suicide bomber kills 11 in Somalia; Christians in danger

A suicide bomber from Al-Shabaab, a terror group affiliated with Al-Qaeda, killed at least 11 people in the Somalian capital city of Mogadishu on September 14, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports. Posing a major threat to Christians in Somalia, Al-Shabaab is a jihadist terror group whose goal is to overthrow the internationally-supported government and impose its violent brand of extremist Islam on the whole of Somalia.

Somaliland Frees Jailed Christians After Prayers

A group of Christians in the self-declared Republic of Somaliland have been released from detention after charges related to alleged crimes against the state religion of Islam were dismissed following prayers, Christians said Monday.

Somaliland Detains Christians Over Evangelism

A court in Somaliland on Wednesday extended the detention of four Christians for evangelism in the self-declared republic, which is mainly Muslim, trial observers told Worthy News.

Al Shabaab Kills Christians in Kenyan Coastal Town

Somalian militants of Islam’s Al Shabaab attacked a predominantly Christian town on Kenya’s coast Sunday night, selectively killing more than 50 Christian males, according to Morning Star News.

Somalia: Scholars issue fatwa against al-Shabaab

An Islamic conference of 160 Somali scholars recently issued a fatwa declaring that al-Shabaab doesn’t represent Islam and Muslims shouldn’t support this militant Islamist group, according to Voice of the Martyrs.

Christian Executed in Somalia

This month, members of the militant al-Shabaab sect publicly executed a young man to death in southern Somalia simply because he was a Christian.

Somalia Militants Flogging Woman Over Christian Conversion

A Somali woman, who converted from Islam to Christianity, was nursing her injuries Wednesday, January 11, after she was reportedly paraded before a cheering crowd and publicly flogged as a punishment for embracing a “foreign religion.”

Somalia Christians Face More Violence Amid Suicide Attack, Beheading

Christians in Somalia were confronted with more violence Sunday, October 23, amid reports that a suspected Islamic militant blew himself up while earlier the militant al-Shabab group beheaded a 17-year-old Christian near the capital Mogadishu.

Somali Christian Killed, His Four Children Kidnapped

Yet another leader of an underground Christian movement in Somalia was murdered by Islamic insurgents. Afterwards, his four children were taken from their mother in a continuing campaign against Christians, Worthy News has learned.

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