Farhan Mose was 25 when he was beheaded last Friday for converting to Christianity. Is conversion really a crime that warrants capital punishment? Why did Mose have to die a horrific death?
11/21/2012 Somalia (FRCBlog) - Farhan Haji Mose was cut in two this past Friday. His crime was conversion from Islam to Christianity. He was 25.
Beheaded before he was severed, Farhan was executed before a crowd of Muslims and Christians. His body was dumped on a beach in the Somali port city of Barawa, where it was found by a local fisherman.
Farhan became a Christian in 2010 while visiting Kenya on a business trip. For this, his killers accused him of being a spy and joining a “foreign religion.”
Al-Shabaab is the name of the terrorist/Islamist organization that murdered Farhan. They run much of southern Somalia, arguably the world’s most lawless state.
Among their most notorious achievements:
•They have “claimed responsibility for twin bombings that killed more than seventy people in Kampala, Uganda (NYT) during the World Cup final on July 11, 2010.” (Source)
•They prevented international aid from getting to the starving people ofSomalia during the recent famine
•It is likely that Al-Shabaab is responsible for a “grenade explosion killed seven people and wounded another 24 on Sunday (November 18) in a predominantly Somali neighborhood ofNairobi”
Morning Star News reports that “Al Shabaab rebels have killed dozens of Christian converts from Islam since embarking on a campaign to rid Somalia of Christianity. The insurgents, variously estimated at 3,000 to 7,000, seek to impose a stricter version of Sharia (Islamic law) on Somalia.”