Mogadishu in Somalia: A 22 year old Muslim convert to christianity named Ali Mustaf Makail was murdered in the Manabolyo Quarter of Mogadishu in Somalia on 7th of Septemeber, 2006. Just an year ago he accepted Jesus as his personal saviour. He was a university student, at the same time he was earning for his own as a cloth merchant.
There was a special congregational prayers for chanting Koran verses in honour of the lunar eclipse; for the lunar eclipses and the Solar system are significant among the Somalian Muslims. Ali Mustaf Makail refused to join with this congregational prayers. That is the reason a gunman, who was loyal to the Islamic Courts Union shot him and killed. Mogadishu and some other southern parts of Somalia is under the control of Islamic Courts Union since last June.
Osman Sheik Ahmed was an underground missionary and a house church leader of At Anycost Jesus Mission. He was shot dead by the extremists of Islam during the month of October, 2005. Three of our believers also shot and killed just two months ago while they were going back hone after the house church prayer service.
Those who leave Islam for another religion must be killed according to the law of shari'a in Islam. Hassan Dahir Aweys, one of the leaders of ICU said that they will implement Sahria in all areas they are controlling.
Kindly pray for the believers and the missionaries in Somalia.