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Russian Christian Leader Expresses Concern over the Plight of Christians in Africa and the Middle EastWednesday, May 22nd, 2013
The recent fatal shooting of a father of four by suspected Islamic extremists in the coastal city of Kismayo unmasked the pervasive threat to Christians in the nation, and hurt Somalia’s efforts to improve their human rights record.
The Somali terrorist group al-Shabaab is killing Christians in Kenya in retaliation to Kenyan forces' intervention to stamp out its presence in southern Somalia.
Al Shabab, an Al Qaeda-linked terror group in Somalia, has sought to rid the region of Christians and is specifically targeting Christian converts from Islam. Many Somali Christians, having fled persecution in their homeland, have found little security in neighbouring East African countries. Even in the Christian-majority country of Kenya, radical Islam is steadily gaining numbers and influence.
Radical Muslim groups are waging war against Christians. This report indicates the activites of anti-Christian groups in Africa.
The activities of Islamic radicals are increasing in Africa. The Islamists, who fight to impose Sharia law, routinely attack Christians.
"The mujahedeen (holy warriors) punished with their hands those believing and worshipping other than Allah. The militants will continue until such practice is eliminated."
The growing influence of Islamic radicals in Africa is posing threat to the security of Africa and the United States. These Islamic extremist groups are also responsible for killing Christians in Africa.
The arrest of radical Islamists linked with al-Shabaab, Somalia's radical Islamic group, indicates the capacity of the Somali Islamist group to recruit members from around the world. Al-Shabaab has repeatedly said that it wants to eradicate Christians from Somalia. It has killed several Christians for leaving Islam.
The influence of the Somali radical Islamic group,al-Shabaab, has grown in countires such as Kenya.The Islamist group has repeatedly said that it wants to eradicate Christians from Somalia. The group is reponsible for killing several Somali Christian converts from Islam.
Islamic radical groups around Africa coalescing around al-Qaeda. The groups are also united in their aim to eliminate Christians from their countries.
Radical Muslim group, al-Shabaab, fights to impose strict version of Islamic laws in Somalia. The group has killed several Christians.
Suspected Islamic radicals attacked two targets in Kenya, including a Christian meeting. At least one Christian has been killed and several injured.
The Somali Church was driven underground in 1991 when a popular uprising swept out the dictatorial regime of that day. Today, Christians are forced to practice their faith in secret under extremely dangerous conditions.
Raymond Ibrahim reports for Gatestone Institute that, “Half of Iraq's indigenous Christians are gone, due to the unleashed forces of jihad [holy war]. Many Christians fled to nearby Syria; yet, as the Assad regime comes under attack from al-Qaeda and others… Christians are experiencing a level of persecution unprecedented in the nation's modern history.” Ibrahim’s series, titled ‘Muslim Persecution of Christians,’ is published each month to document cases of persecution – whether it be general discrimination, arrests, or murder – committed by Muslims in majority Islamic countries, Asia and the West.
Raymond Ibrahim reports in the algemeiner that “The beginning of the New Year saw only an increase in the oppression of Christians under Islam, from Nigeria, where an all-out jihad has been declared in an effort to eradicate the Muslim north of all Christians, to Europe, where Muslim converts to Christianity are still hounded and attacked as apostates.” Ibrahim’s series, titled ‘Muslim Persecution of Christians,’ is published each month to document cases of persecution – whether it be general discrimination, arrests, or murder – committed by Muslims in majority Islamic countries, Asia and the West.
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