All Muslim nations are dangerous to be a Christian in, but none like Somalia. The violence against Christians there is so bad that according to a recent report, merely being accused of associating at all with Christianity will get you beheaded on the spot by the Muslims:
North Korea has long been recognized as a country where Christians face the worst persecution for their faith. But there’s a lesser known country that follows closely behind where those who are even suspected of having converted to Christianity are rushed through public beheadings without a trial — Somalia.
“Converts to Christianity in the country have been facing massive problems and their killing is very common. Unlike in North Korea, on their discovery they would not last a day in a trial or ever get the chance to be sentenced to a labor camp,” Dembele told CP.
“Instead, the mere suspicion leads to a rushed public beheading. Christians cannot raise their children according to their faith and would face severe problems if they attempted to celebrate Christian holidays. In a nutshell, to survive in the country Christians must pretend not to be Christians.”
Dembele reflected on the account of a Somali convert to Christianity who fled the country, but stressed that details can not be shared due to security concerns.
“When his conversion became known, he faced hostility from his own family (except from his mother who protected him). Fearing for his life, he fled the country. But life is very challenging in his new home too,” the law analyst explained.
“He feels he cannot attend worship at a normal church, since non-Somali Christians tend to automatically think he might have come to attack Christians. So this brother in Christ finds himself asking the very fundamental question: Where do I belong in this world? (source)
Somalian Muslims are known to be very, very violent. They have caused huge problems in the USA, where upon relocation to the United States, they form communities that are known havens of crime, violence, and Islamic terrorism.
At the same time, as this story points out, something is moving among them. The fact that Somalis are converting to Christianity and do so knowing they risk everything is a testament to how deep the power of God is at changing lives and hearts, and how even in a nation so destroyed and depraved as they are that God would come to be among men.
While this story conveys the harsh reality of life for many converts in Muslim nations, and certainly while the West is suffering from the scourge of Islam caused by its failure to repent of its many sins, throughout much of the Muslim world there is a great movement of God taking place. We have already said that churches are expecting millions of converts, such as in Europe where many Christian Churches are becoming filled with former Muslims. In Syria, the home of the so-called “Islamic State,” Muslims are turning out in massive crowds to pray with Christian missionaries and hear the Gospel. If this was not enough, Muslims are reporting miracles taking place upon invoking the name of Jesus, doing and healing what otherwise would be impossible, and that even includes former ISIS terrorists.
Take heard, there is a great move of God taking place among the Muslim world, and that includes Somalia as well.
Mona Walter, former Somali Muslim turned Christian.