Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Four Christian Missionaries Murdered by Al-Shabaab Isalmist Extremist Group
Four Christians working for an NGO that helps orphans in Somalia have been beheaded by Islamist extremist group Al-Shabaab, according to the human rights watchdog International Christian Concern.
The Christian orphanage workers were reportedly kidnapped on July 27 in the coastal Somali town of Marka, some 56 miles from Mogadishu. Al-Shabaab executed the four when they refused to convert to Islam, according to International Christian Concern.
The reported executions come as residents of the town say the extremist group has been forcibly removing their gold and silver teeth using only rough tools and their hands, possibly to profit from the precious metals.
The group alleges that such artificial teeth are used for fashion and beauty, and therefore violates the strict Islamic religious law they enforce, residents from Marka told Reuters.
Al-Shabaab has been rounding up anyone seen with a gold or silver tooth and taking them to a masked man who then rips out the offending tooth, Reuters reported.
You can read more on Fox News.
This is such a tragedy, but they are more alive now than ever before because they are with The Lord Jesus Christ in heaven!
"Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven." Matthew 5:10