We are so blessed to live in a country where we have the freedom to practice our religion, but with that freedom comes responsibility. We need to remember to pray for our brothers and sisters in Christ who are being persecuted around the world in the name of Islam. I know that the busyness of life keeps me from remembering them, but here’s a very grim reminder:

Al Shabaab Islamist rebels shot Mohammed Sheikh Abdiraman to death at 7 a.m., eyewitnesses told Compass. They said the Islamic extremists appeared to have been hunting the convert from Islam, and when they found him they did not hesitate to shoot him.

The sources told Compass that Abdiraman was the leader of an underground “cell group” of Christians in Somalia.
“We are very sad about this incident, and we also are not safe,” one eyewitness said by telephone. “Pray for us.”
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The militants reportedly beheaded seven Christians on July 10, and refugees from Somalia tell of other attacks.
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