Hunting Christians

Violent persecution against Christians continues in Somalia, and one Christian watchdog group thinks Islamic extremists are to blame.

The latest incident took place in Hudur City, where Jonathan Racho of International Christian Concern (ICC) reports that “Islamic radicals kidnapped a Christian brother and then beheaded him. His decapitated body was discovered.”

Racho believes Islamic extremists from al-Shabaab, which has ties to al-Qaeda, are responsible for the murder. But this is not the first time the extremists have done something like this, he says.

“Members of the Islamic radical group al-Shabaab have made their intentions very clear that they want to get rid of Christians in Somalia,” Racho notes. Juma Nuradin Kamil is the latest martyr for Christ in the country over which al-Shabaab holds much control.