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Somalia – land of pirates, land of persecution

ICC Note

Christian converts from Islam in Somalia face severe persecution from radical Muslims in the country.

04/20/2009 Somalia (onenewsnow)-While Somalia has made headlines recently for its pirates who cause havoc on the high seas, there are also tough times for Christians in the African nation.

Jerry Dykstra with Open Doors USA explains that Christians in the east African country are easy targets. Although ten believers were murdered there last year, Dykstra says inroads are being made for the gospel.

“We need to praise the Lord for that,” Dykstra shares. “Many of Somalia ‘s Christians have come to the faith from Islam, so they’re Muslim-background believers.”

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