Al-Qaeda Linked to Execution of Somali Christians

July 17, 2009 – 12:38 pm

CBN News Channel reports that the beheading of seven Somali Christians was carried out by Muslim insurgents with links to al-Qaeda.

They were detained and beheaded “for being ‘Christians’ and ‘spies’ in the latest implementation of strict Sharia law by the al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab movement” according to Reuters.

The Reuters article goes on to explain that

The Shabaab, which means “Youth” in Arabic, have vowed to rule the majority Muslim nation by a hardline interpretation of Islamic law.

The group has dug up Sufi graves, forced women to wear veils and amputated limbs for theft.

Below is an interview that CBN conducted with Carl Moeller, president of Open Doors USA concerning the recent announcement:

Please pray for the families of those executed as well as the fragile, but persevering body of believers in Somalia.