Jul 25 2009
Islamic militants in Somalia have killed eight Christians, along with two sons of a Christian leader.
Nine of the 10 victims were beheaded, according to the reports.
The killings stem from the push by extremist al Shabaab insurgents to topple Somalia’s West-leaning transitional government and to enforce sharia (Islamic) law in areas they control in the African nation’s capital, Mogadishu, and in southern Somalia, according to the reports.Nine of the 10 victims were beheaded, according to the reports.
Somalia’s Christians comprise less than 1 percent of the nation’s 9.8 million people.
Compass did state, however, that al Shabaab, buttressed by foreign fighters reportedly with ties to al-Qaeda, is monitoring converts from Islam and is intent on “cleansing” Christians “especially where Christian workers had provided medical aid” through a former Christian-operated hospital.TOWNHALL H/T Religion of Peace