Islamic extremists from Somalia‚Äôs rebel Al-Shabaab militants on Friday (Nov. 16) killed a Christian in Somalia‚Äôs coastal city of Barawa, accusing him of being a spy and leaving Islam, Christian and Muslim witnesses said.
The extremists beheaded 25-year-old Farhan Haji Mose after monitoring his movements for six months, Christian sources said. Mose drew suspicion when he returned to Barawa, in Somalia‚Äôs Lower Shebelle Region, in December 2011 after spending time in Kenya, underground Christians in Somalia told Morning Star News....
Burned on his head and mouth, the priest of St. Rita‚Äôs Catholic Church in the Malali area of this northern Nigerian city had los‚ÄúI only realized a few minutes afterwards that my left eye was blinded by the blast. I was bleeding profusely and there was commotion, pandemonium, and stampeding all over the church. I could hear cries all around me, and some were shouting, ‚ÄėWhere is the priest?‚Äô‚ÄĚ ¬† Unaware of the burns on his mouth, Bazza could not understand why he was unable to speak, he said. ¬† Caskets of three slain Christians at funeral at St. Rita‚Äôs Catholic Church, Kaduna, Nigeria on Nov. 8.
‚ÄúI thought the left part of my body was blown off, and I could no longer talk,‚ÄĚ he said. ‚ÄúI remember being helped by some church members who used their clothing to clean the blood on my face and moved me and others to the hospital. Even though I could not speak, I was conscious enough to ask for a paper and then write, giving instructions on what should be done for me in the hospital.‚ÄĚ
The bombed church building was filled to overflowing at the funeral service yesterday. The Most Rev. Matthew Man-Oso Ndagoso, archbishop of Kaduna, described those killed in the blast as the martyrs.