Somalia: Islamic extremists behead 17-year-old Christian boy

Another day, another martyr in Islamic lands.

I’ve also read today that Sudan’s president has confirmed plans to adopt an entirely Islamic constitution and strengthen sharia law, raising the threat level for Christians in the country.

Militants from the Islamic extremist al Shabaab beheaded a 17-year-old Somali Christian near Mogadishu last month, a journalist in the Somali capital told Compass.

The militants, who have vowed to rid Somalia of Christianity, killed Guled Jama Muktar on Sept. 25 in his home near Deynile, about 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Mogadishu. The Islamic extremist group had been monitoring his family since the Christians arrived in Somalia from Kenya in 2008, said the source in Mogadishu, who requested anonymity.

The Islamic militants, who are fighting the transitional government for control of the country, knew from their observations of the family that they were Christians, the source said.

“I personally know this family as Christians who used to have secret Bible meetings in their house,” he said.

Based on talks with the boy’s parents and their neighbors, the source said al Shabaab members arrived at Muktar’s home at 6 a.m., when his parents, whose names are withheld for security reasons, were already at work at their retail space at the Hamarweyne market on the outskirts of Mogadishu.

The extremists found Muktar as he was preparing to go to school, he said.

“The neighbors heard screaming coming from the house, and then it immediately stopped,” the source said. “After awhile, they saw a white car leaving the homestead.”

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2 Responses to “Somalia: Islamic extremists behead 17-year-old Christian boy”

  1. Goy Says:

    So in my safe European home why should I be concerned over the beheading of a Christian boy in Mogadishu by the adherents of the religion of peace?

  2. Richard Says:

    Why ever not be concerned? After all the poor chap will be just one more on top of 17,881 murdered since 9/11 (per thereligionofpeace.com) – but HE has the blessed assurance of not being a mere simple statistic to our Almighty Heavenly Father. We know, rather than believe, that Guled has been welcomed home as one of His adopted sons.

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