Two unidentified masked men shot Mursal Isse Siad, 55, outside his home in Beledweyne, 206 miles (332 kilometers) north of Mogadishu, for leaving Islam, Muslim and Christian sources told Morning Star News. The assailants fled immediately after the murder.
Siad’s oldest daughter (name withheld), 15, said her father was killed ‘because he failed to attend the mosque for prayers and used to pray at home. He used to share with us about Jesus.’ She said that he had received messages on his mobile phone stating, ‘We know what you are doing, and you must stop, otherwise you risk your life.’
Siad’s 42-year-old wife (name withheld), three daughters and two sons have fled the area, fearing for their lives.
A Christian source in…
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