Somalia Militants Use ‘Ex-Christians’ To Bomb Kenya Churches; Pastor Killed (Update)

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(ADDS LATEST ATTACK ON CHURCH IN KENYA, MORE DETAILS) By Joseph DeCaro, BosNewsLife International Correspondent NAIROBI, KENYA (BosNewsLife)– Somalia's militant Islamist group al-Shabab uses converts from religious Christianity to Islam to carry out attacks against churches in neighboring Kenya as part of what they call a "holy war", or Jihad, officials said in comments monitored by BosNewsLife Sunday, November 4.

Somalia Militants Kill Christian As Attacks Spread

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By BosNewsLife Africa Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos
SOMALIA AL SHABABMOGADISHU, SOMALIA (BosNewsLife)-- Fighters of Somalia's feared Islamic militant group al-Shabab have killed another Somali Christian as part of an apparent crackdown on "non-Islamic culture," rights activists said.

NEWS ALERT: Prayers Urged After Somalia Militants Behead Two Christians

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By BosNewsLife Africa Service somaliacivilians MOGADISHU, SOMALIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christian aid workers on Tuesday, April 1, asked prayers for two young daughters of a Christian mother who was reportedly publicly executed along with a fellow believer in Jesus Christ.

Islamic Militants Kill Christian Convert in Somalia

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By BosNewsLife Africa Service al-shabab-somalia1MOGADISHU, SOMALIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Somalia were facing another potential day of bloodshed Monday, August 24, amid fresh reports that Muslim militants are hunting down converts to Christianity, killing at least one man in recent days for abandoning Islam.

Thousands of Christians Killed For Faith In 2013

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By BosNewsLife News Center north-korea1BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Thousands of Christians have died for their faith in the past year, twice more than in 2012,  according to Open Doors International’s 2014 World Watch List. Open Doors International, a charity supporting Christians persecuted for their faith, said 2,123 Christians were reported to have been killed during 12 months ending October 31, 2014.

Somalia Militants Execute Christian Convert

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By BosNewsLife Africa Service with additional reporting by Joseph DeCaro, BosNewsLife International Correspondent somaliacivilians MOGADISHU, SOMALIA (BosNewsLife)-- Minority Christians in Somalia faced more violence Tuesday, June 25, after news emerged that Islamic militants publicly executed a young man because he was a Christian.

Kidnapped Italian Nuns Freed; “Prayers Answered”

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By BosNewsLife News Center

ap_kenya_nuns_kidnap_19feb09_3NAIROBI, KENYA (BosNewsLife)-- Two Italian nuns kidnapped by Somali gunmen in a cross-border raid into Kenya in November were spent another day in freedom Thursday, February 26, after they were suddenly freed, missionaries confirmed.

Kenya Salvation Army Church Torched; Four Killed

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By BosNewsLife Africa Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Special Correspondent Paul Jongas in the region MombassaNAIROBI, KENYA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Kenya's troubled port city of Mombasa were on edge Saturday, October 5, after Muslim mobs torched a Salvation Army church in riots that killed four people and injured at least seven others. Friday's attack against the Salvation Army, an international Christian charity, came shortly after gunmen shot and killed Sheikh Ibrahim Amor, a popular Muslim cleric, and the three of his associates.

NEWS ALERT: Somalia Christians Fear More Attacks As Ethiopian Troops Advance

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By BosNewsLife Africa Service somali_rally3MOGADISHU, SOMALIA (BosNewsLife)-- Somali Christians were confronted with more violence Thursday, December 11, amid fresh reports that Ethiopian troops poured into neighboring Somalia to fight Muslim militants, who have killed and abducted Christians as part of their efforts to take over much of the country.

Somalia Militants Kill Woman For Christian Faith

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By BosNewsLife Africa Service SOMALIA MILITIAMOGADISHU, SOMALIA (BosNewsLife)-- Minority Christians in Somalia face new challenges after suspected Islamic militants managed to enter the capital Mogadishu where they murdered a young woman for openly professing her faith in Jesus Christ, BosNewsLife learned. Sufia was at home with her parents when armed men, who were believed to belong to the al-Shabab group, burst into her home, Christians said.