Christian Aid Worker in Somalia Beheaded for Converting to Christianity from Islam

Assist News Service reports:

Among at least 24 aid workers killed in Somalia this year was one who was beheaded last month specifically for converting from Islam to Christianity, among other charges, according to an eyewitness . . .

According to Compass Direct, the five masked men emerged carrying guns, carrying Somali swords and dragging the handcuffed Mohammed. One pulled back Mohammed’s head, exposing his face as he scraped his sword against his short hair as if to sharpen it. Another recited the Quran as he proclaimed that Mohammed was a “murtid,” an Arabic term for one who converts from Islam to Christianity.

The Muslim militant proclaimed that Mohammed was an infidel and a spy for occupying Ethiopian soldiers.

Compass Direct reported that eyewitnesses said Mohammed remained calm with an expressionless face, not even saying anything. As the chanting of “Allah Akubar [God is greater]” rose to a crescendo, one of the militiamen twisted his head, allowing the other to slit his neck. When the head was finally severed from the torso, the killers cheered as they displayed it to the petrified crowd . . .