via Mission News Network,
“Somalia (MNN) — As if in answer to the capture of 300 Al-Shabaab members in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, last month, the attacks on civilians have gotten more extreme and more public. The latest attack came last Friday when Islamic extremists brutally murdered a Christian in the city of Barawa, in broad daylight. Voice of the Martyrs USA spokesman Todd Nettleton explains, ‘In this case, it is a 25-year-old man named Farhan Haji Mose. He apparently became a Christian in 2010, out of a Muslim background.’ Extremists tracked him for six months to confirm his Christian activity before capturing him and dragging him to an impromptu trial. Nettleton says the man was accused of apostasy and then beheaded before a crowd. The execution was a warning to Gospel workers. ‘The goal of Al Shabaab is to create fear, to create control. What better way to do that than to show publicly what happens to somebody who leaves Islam to follow another faith?’ There’s more on this story plus prayer needs at MissionNetworkNews.org.”
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