Somehow these two “Muslim extremists” got the crazy idea that a Muslim who converted to Christianity should be killed. You would almost get the idea that Islam has a death penalty for apostasy, and that Muhammad’s dictum “If anyone changes his religion, kill him” was actually taken seriously among Muslims. It sure is good that there are so many kindly and learned Muslim experts like Salam al-Marayati, M. Cherif Bassiouni, and Ali Eteraz who assure us that it isn’t so. I am confident that they are on their way to Somalia now to explain to Al-Shabaab members that if they think apostates from Islam should be killed, they are Misunderstanding Islam.
“New Christian Convert from Islam Murdered in Somalia,” from Compass Direct News, April 20:
NAIROBI, Kenya, April 20 (CDN) “” Two Muslim extremists in Somalia on Monday (April 18) murdered a member of a secret Christian community in Lower Shabele region as part of a campaign to rid the country of Christianity, sources said.
An area source told Compass two al Shabaab militants shot 21-year-old Hassan Adawe Adan in Shalambod town after entering his house at 7:30 p.m.
“Two al Shabaab members dragged him out of his house, and after 10 minutes they fired several shots on him,” said an area source who requested anonymity. “He then died immediately.”
The militants then shouted “Allahu Akbar [God is greater]” before fleeing, he said.
Adan, single and living with his Muslim family, was said to have converted to Christianity several months ago. Area Christians said they suspected someone had informed the Islamic militants of his conversion. One source said that a relative who belonged to al Shabaab had told Adan’s mother that he suspected her son was a Christian.
“This incident is making other converts live in extreme fear, as the militants always keep an open eye to anyone professing the Christian faith,” the source said….