Militants from the Islamic extremist al Shabaab beheaded a 17-year-old Somali Christian near Mogadishu last month, a journalist in the Somali capital told Compass.
The militants, who have vowed to rid Somalia of Christianity, killed Guled Jama Muktar on Sept. 25 in his home near Deynile.
This is about 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Mogadishu.
The Islamic extremist group had been monitoring his family since the Christians arrived in Somalia from Kenya in 2008, said the source in Mogadishu, who requested anonymity.
The Islamic militants, who are fighting the transitional government for control of the country, knew from their observations of the family that they were Christians, the source said.
“I personally know this family as Christians who used to have secret Bible meetings in their house,” he said.
Source: World Watch
Persecution is on the rise.
Beheadings, torture, atrocities are being committed in the name of “allah.” Islams will “claim” that their religion isn’t violent.
And yet, their own book speaks of how they should treat all those who do not follow Mohammed. Examples of the atrocious lies that spewed from Mohammed’s mouth,
Fighting is prescribed for you, and ye dislike it. But it is possible that ye dislike a thing which is good for you, and that ye love a thing which is bad for you. But Allah knoweth, and ye know not.”
You will be hated because you follow Jesus Christ. You will be possibly put to death, ridiculed, arrested, and tortured. For Christ tells us the World hated him first, and they will hate you too.
“If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you.”
2 Timothy 3:12
Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.
But know that you are to rejoice in Christ, no matter what. We are to lean-to him in all things. For if you seek him, you shall find him.
1 Peter 4:12-14
Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed. If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you.
The Coming of Christ draws nearer. The days are passing quickly, and no one knows the day or the hour, but we should be prepared at all times. Whether for persecution, for trials and tribulations, and especially for the day we meet our Savior!
Then I saw thrones, and seated on them were those to whom the authority to judge was committed. Also I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for the testimony of Jesus and for the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.