Muslims have executed a young Christian in Somalia they accused of trying to convert a 15-year-old Muslim to Christianity.
The murder is blamed on members of the Islamic extremist group al Shabbab who control part of the Somali capital of Mogadishu.
Twenty-three-year-old Mumin Abdikarim Yusuf was captured by the extremist group on Oct. 28 after the 15-year-old boy reported him to the militants. Sources say Abdikarim was tortured. His body was found on Nov. 14.
"Our brother Yusuf has been murdered," the source told Compass. "His body was dumped in Yaqshid district of Mogadishu, and his body is said to be on an empty residential street."
It is believed his killers were trying to get information on other Christians.
It is unclear if Yusuf revealed any information about area members of the hidden church, but underground church leaders have been relocating local Christians who knew him.
Source: Compass Direct News