The public execution of Somali Christians by radical Islamists continues devestate underground Christian communities across the East African nation. Earlier this month, a Christian Somali woman by the name of Sufia was forcefully dragged from her home and shot before friends and neighbors by an armed gang of men who opened fire on those who attempted to help her. The result of a culture of systemic, impugned violence, Somalia pledges nothing more than violence and death for Christians.
04/25/2014 Somalia (VOM) – Yet another Christian was murdered in Mogadishu earlier this month. “Sufia” was killed by a group of armed men who burst into her home and dragged her outside, shooting at neighbours who tried to rescue her. The suspects then fled, and police are still searching for them. Sufia’s parents, who were present at the time of the assault, were physically unharmed but are now mourning the devastating loss of their daughter.
Somalis who are discovered as followers of Jesus face almost certain death, not only those in their own country but also in neighbouring countries where many Somali believers are forced to flee as refugees. “In Somalia, they kill you if they just find a piece of literature,” a VOM source explained.