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  • Islamic terrorist group blamed for Somalia bombing

    October 18 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Islamic terrorist group blamed for Somalia bombing

    A security official blames Al-Shabaab Islamic terrorists for a truck bomb that killed at least 320 and injured more than 400 in Mogadishu, Somalia Oct. 14. “This is the Somali 9/11,” a security official told the Guardian.

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  • Five WHO aid workers nabbed in Somalia

    April 13 2017 by Onize Ohikere, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Five WHO aid workers nabbed in Somalia

    Somali-based extremist group al-Shabaab has abducted five World Health Organization (WHO) employees working in the country, security officials said. The report comes as aid workers responding to the humanitarian crisis in some parts of the continent battle security risks. “We are now pursuing them to free the abducted men,” Deeq Abdi Khaliif said.

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  • Immigration order serves as reminder to pray

    February 1 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 1 comments
    Immigration order serves as reminder to pray

    Persecution against Christians is ranked “extreme” and “severe” in the seven countries whose residents President Donald Trump’s recent executive order on immigration has temporarily banned from entry into the U.S. Six of the countries are ranked in the top 10 nations where persecution of Christians is highest.

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  • ‘Insanity of God’ shows faith amid despair

    June 23 2016 by Bob Smietana, Fact & Trends | with 0 comments
    ‘Insanity of God’ shows faith amid despair

    Nik Ripken almost abandoned hope when he first arrived in Somalia 25 years ago. Ripken, then a young International Mission Board missionary, had caught a ride with the Red Cross in a small plane carrying relief supplies across the border between Kenya and its war-ravaged neighbor. What he saw shook him to the core.

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  • Christmas ban no surprise, Somali Christians say

    January 7 2016 by Morning Star News | with 0 comments
    Christmas ban no surprise, Somali Christians say

    The Somali government on Dec. 22 announced a ban on Christmas and New Year’s Day celebrations, with Mohamed Khayrow, director general of Somalia’s Ministry of Religious Affairs, saying they “could damage the faith of the Muslim community.” Most Somalis use an Islamic calendar that does not recognize Jan. 1 ...

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  • Christians beheaded by extremists in Somalia

    March 17 2014 by Baptist Press/Morning Star News | with 2 comments

    Islamic extremists from the rebel Al Shabaab militia last week publicly beheaded a mother of two girls and her cousin in southeastern Somalia after discovering they were Christians. In the port town of Barawa, the extremists March 4 called residents to the town center to witness the executions…

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  • Somali extremists behead Christian teen

    October 21 2011 by Simba Tian, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    NAIROBI, Kenya – Militants from an Islamic extremist organization in Somalia linked to al-Qaida beheaded a 17-year-old Christian near Mogadishu in September. Guled Jama Muktar was killed by al Shabbab militants in his home near Deynile, about 20 kilometers (12 miles) from the Somali capital, a journalist there told the Compass Direct news service.

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