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.
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.
Islamists suspected to be al-Shabaab militants who had kidnapped a Christian mother of two in Somalia have now threatened her husband.
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.
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."
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.
Somalia's minority Christians faced new challenges Thursday, January 6, after their most comprehensive Christian library was reportedly destroyed by Muslim militants who also threatened to continue killing Christians.
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.
Al-Shabaab, an Islamic militant organization with close ties to al-Qaeda, recently banned three Christian Aid organizations from Somalia on charges of "actively propagating Christianity", Worthy News has learned.
A Somali Christian put in a refugee camp police cell here for defending his family against Islamic zealots has been released after Christians helped raise the 20,000 Kenya shilling fine (US$266) that a camp "court" demanded for his conversion dishonoring Islam and its prophet, Muhammad.