Thursday, July 13, 2006

Islamic Law in Somalia

The following is an e-mail I received yesterday from the World Evangelical Alliance:

“In early June, Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, fell to an alliance of Islamic militias after they had fought for four months against an alliance of warlords. The 'Islamic Courts Union' (ICU) Shura Council will act as a parliament in all areas the ICU controls. Its head, Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys (61), is designated as a terrorist by both the US and the UN. Aweys has vowed to enact Sharia (Islamic) Law across Somalia. He has ruled that Muslims who miss prayers will be regarded as infidels and killed. Three Christian men were recently shot dead. Some children of Christian Somali refugees in Kenya have been kidnapped by Muslim relatives and taken to Islamic institutions in Somalia for 'rehabilitation'. The situation in Somalia is dangerous and desperate. Please pray for God to intervene there for the sake of his Kingdom.”

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