The following information is exclusively from The Voice of the Marytrs media room.
• Since U.S. and U.N. peacekeeping troops left in 1995, Islamic mobs have murdered more than 500 members of the persecuted church in Somalia. Militia groups were incited to kill Christians and Jews to gain the shortest route to heaven. Christians Liban Gala, John Warsame and Mudde Ali were shot in front of a cheering crowd before verses from the Koran were read over their bodies, which were later dumped and half-eaten by wild dogs. Martyrs’ bodies, including those of Michael Guleed and Afgoye Somalia, were even dragged behind trucks.
• Somali Christian refugee, Diriye Barre of Minneapolis, recounted how Muslim militants left him for dead after shooting out his right eye and piercing his neck with a second bullet. He is fortunate, as Christians are now the only group having no place to flee in Somalia, and cannot register as refugees to resettle in other countries. Because refugee camps are controlled by Muslims, most believers have fled to the remote areas of Ethiopia and Kenya along the border.
• Somalia’s persecuted church was started by British protestant missionaries in the north and Italian Catholic missionaries in the south decades ago, and it remains a small minority. Islamic organizations consider all Somali nationals as Muslims by birth, calling for Shariah law’s death sentence on Christian converts. Foreign relief workers have been killed in front of their children in their own homes, which were then burned. This happened to World Vision’s Mr. Shikhdoon and Swedish Relief Organization’s Mr. Salmon. The Muslim mob later forced themselves upon the martyrs’ wives after threatening them to reconvert.
im a somali muslim and i condemn this islamic terrorists attack at our fellow somali christian and jewish brothers. im gratefull to ethiopia israel and the west for giving our brothers home their.
just read this
Israelis Care for Muslim Refugees in Somalia
By Roee Nahmias
This story is reprinted with permission from Ynetnews.com.
March 2, 2007
An delegation of Israeli volunteers, masking their Jewish identities, arrived at a Somali refugee camp on the Kenyan border Sunday.
The volunteers arrived at the camp on behalf of the Jerusalem AIDS Project, an Israeli organization which promotes education for HIV/AIDS prevention, public health, training, and counseling.
The refugee camp is populated by an overwhelming majority of Muslims, and only camp administrators were aware of the fact that the envoy was Israeli.
The organization’s Executive Director Hanni Rozenberg joined the envoy, which aimed at assessing the urgent needs of the refugees, who were struggling to survive in the dire conditions.
“It was 45 degrees yesterday and the conditions are hard to bear. There are a large number of refugees here who have AIDS, malaria, polio, and various fevers, and they cannot leave here,” Rozenberg explained.
“There is terrible malnutrition here, its like landing on another planet. There is so much to be done,” she continued.
Basic Medical Equipment Lacking
The organization began by distributing clothing for infants and toddlers, who spent their days in worn out rags before the envoy arrived. But the lack of clothing, and widespread malnutrition, were not the only problems at the camp.
Rozenberg, a nurse, was shocked at the local birthing rooms, which she says did not even have basic equipment. She also expressed concern over the fact that such a large part of the camp’s population was sick, and only five doctors were available to them, two per shift.
“We came here to see what basic equipment is needed, as well as medical training, health education, and medicine, in order to help the Muslims to reduce AIDS,” Rozenberg explained.
“Awareness here is very low, people don’t use condoms and the number of carriers rises. Girls aren’t allowed to leave the huts after sundown because there is fear of rape. We are hoping we can help, and get Israel involved. That’s why we are in contact with the foreign ministry and the local embassy,” she said.
Rozenberg said that after needs were evaluated, the organization would meet with IsraAID, an Israeli NGO focusing on AIDS awareness and prevention, in order to begin purchasing equipment.
Rozenberg also said that volunteers would be trained in cesarean-sections, infant operations, and health education.
“It’s a bottomless pit. Whatever they can bring is welcome. Only someone who is actually here can understand how horrible it really is,” Rozenberg concluded.
Posted by: dalal | March 13, 2007 at 05:37 AM
Well, justice was served by the artillery Christian C130 airplane the Muslim nomads around a night time camp fire. God bless these martyred souls.
Reports from NGO workers describe the bodies having been vapourised with small remnants dispersed on the parched landscape. Please join me in silent prayers for the souls of the Muslim nomads and for a swift journey heaven.
Posted by: God bless all | January 12, 2007 at 07:56 PM
i am so worried about how a person loses his freedom from the inside of his brain while he is the owner but the driver remains devil,religion,ethnic leader,GOD BLESS those who give their life for the sake of JESUS CHRIST ,and the time has come if you got ears and eyes functioning well pls meditate on jihad is not holly killing is always sin ,in christianity we believe a killer is a sinner so if some one is killing he or she is not a christian but the most high moslem simply have more childrens and kills of others isnt it amazing pls watch out
Posted by: michael | December 15, 2006 at 02:28 PM
The world needs to recognize we're not having a problem with just a few Islamists. The fact Islam has been on a crusade since the time of Muhammed, 622AD to the present, should be an alarm for the rest of the world community. Muhammed himself led 80 bloody campaigns during his lifetime, to drive out the Romans, Jews, Chrisitans and pagans that inhabited Palestine prior to his teachings. Islam means to submit, it does not mean peace. Jihad means "holy war", not some spiritual experience.
Posted by: Dennis | August 03, 2006 at 01:49 PM
My heart goes to my fellow Somali Christians who pay heavily for their Faith.
The Lord is your protector.
Posted by: Filsan Odawa | July 10, 2006 at 06:59 AM
Well, i dont think that theyre trying to persecute, there are some reasons why they did that.
Posted by: Michael | May 16, 2006 at 08:41 PM