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Muslim Militants Slay Long-Time Christian in Somalia
Compass Direct News ^ | 18 Sep | Staff

Posted on 10/10/2009 12:10:16 AM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out

Al Shabaab extremists shoot 69-year-old after finding Bibles on him at checkpoint.

NAIROBI, Kenya, September 18 (CDN) - The faith journey of a long-time underground Christian in Somalia ended in tragedy this week when Islamic militants controlling a security checkpoint killed him after finding Bibles in his possession.

Militants from the Muslim extremist al Shabaab killed 69-year-old Omar Khalafe on Tuesday (Sept. 15) at a checkpoint they controlled 10 kilometers from Merca, a Christian source told Compass. A port city on the Indian Ocean 70 kilometers (45 miles) from Mogadishu, Merca is the main city of the Lower Shabele region.

Leaving Mogadishu by bus at 7:30 a.m., Khalafe was carrying 25 Somali Bibles he hoped to deliver to an underground fellowship in Somalia. By 10:30 a.m. he had arrived at the checkpoint controlled by al Shabaab, a rebel group linked with al Qaeda that has taken over large parts of the war-torn country.

A source in Somalia who spoke on condition of anonymity told Compass that the passengers were ordered to disembark from the bus for inspection. The Islamic militants found 25 Somali Bibles in one of the passengers’ bags; when they asked to whom the Bibles belonged, the passengers responded with a chilled silence.

As the search continued, the militants found several photos in the bag. The source told Compass that the militants began trying to match the photos with the faces of the passengers, who were all seized by fear as they knew the inevitable fate of the owner.

The Islamic extremists saw that the elderly Khalafe resembled a face in one of the photos, the source said. They asked Khalafe if he was the owner of the Bibles; he kept quiet. They shot him to death.

Khalafe had been a Christian for 45 years, sources said.

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Omar Khalafe, killed for possession of Bibles.


1 posted on 10/10/2009 12:10:16 AM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out
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To: chuck_the_tv_out
Rest in peace my friend, justice and righteousness is coming...
2 posted on 10/10/2009 12:18:26 AM PDT by csense
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

“I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.” —Barack Hussein Obama


3 posted on 10/10/2009 12:19:32 AM PDT by denydenydeny ("I'm sure this goes against everything you've been taught, but right and wrong do exist"-Dr House)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

Additional Link:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2351871/posts


4 posted on 10/10/2009 12:21:19 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

Coming to a town near you...


5 posted on 10/10/2009 12:22:58 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman (In Defense of Liberty.........Radicalism may be necessary.)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

He looks like Fred Sanford....But in all seriousness the time must come where Muslims suffer for their faith instead of them making others suffer. This happens all over the world to Christians, Jews, Hindus, Buddhists, where Muslims decimate them. In south Thailand they are always ambushing Buddhists terrorizing them.

I say terrorize Islam, the only language these wacked out minds understand


6 posted on 10/10/2009 12:28:46 AM PDT by dennisw (s)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out
Islam needs to be hunted down and destroyed completely. It is the highest
form of Evil on this planet. When good men do nothing, yada yada.
7 posted on 10/10/2009 12:31:39 AM PDT by MaxMax (Obama can't play in the Olympic reindeer games)
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To: denydenydeny

“I will defend the Consitution against all enemies both foreign & DOMESTIC” - A serious oath taken by all members of the US Armed Forces.


8 posted on 10/10/2009 12:43:44 AM PDT by DarthVader (Liberalism is the politics of EVIL whose time of judgment has come.)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out
Islamic militants controlling a security checkpoint killed him after finding Bibles in his possession

Sounds like they have a bright future here in the states, in the ACLU.

9 posted on 10/10/2009 1:05:20 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Ifanationexpects tobe ignorantandfree,inastateofcivilization,itexpects whatneverwas andnever will be)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

Christ forgave the roman soldiers as they crucified him.

But kill them all - They knew what they were doing.


10 posted on 10/10/2009 1:17:02 AM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (Give Them Liberty Or Give Them Death! - IT'S ISLAM, STUPID! - Islam Delenda Est! - Rumble thee forth)
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Aaah yes, Islam that religion of peace and tolerance. /sarc


11 posted on 10/10/2009 2:09:18 AM PDT by bjorn14
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To: chuck_the_tv_out
They asked Khalafe if he was the owner of the Bibles; he kept quiet. They shot him to death.

Your courage, moral clarity and strength, not to mention FAITH is an example for us all Mr. Khalafe, your rewards will be great. May God comfort your family and loved ones, give them strength and perseverence to carry on.

12 posted on 10/10/2009 4:23:37 AM PDT by brushcop (SFC Sallie, CPL Long, LTHarris, SSG Brown, PVT Simmons KIA OIF lll&V, they died for you, honor them)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

“Muslim Militants Slay Long-Time Christian in Somalia”

After yesterday,don’t be surprised if these savages win next year’s Nobel Peace prize.


13 posted on 10/10/2009 4:24:06 AM PDT by massmike (...So this is what happens when OJ's jury elects the president....)
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To: dennisw

Every Muslim is terrorized for eternity immediately after death.


14 posted on 10/10/2009 5:14:28 AM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: csense

It is my sincere belief that this is what all Muslims do. Some participate more actively and overtly than others, but it is what their religion preaches. Ann Coulter had the only real solution; “we should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity.”


15 posted on 10/10/2009 5:39:01 AM PDT by suthener
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

“Muslim Militants Slay Long-Time Christian in Somalia”

And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:
And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?
And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled. - Revelation 6:11


16 posted on 10/10/2009 5:44:53 AM PDT by RoadTest (Religion never saved anyone, and never will.)
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide

Interesting point.


17 posted on 10/10/2009 5:46:12 AM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out ( <<< click my name: now featuring Freeper classifieds)
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To: suthener

Can’t kill an idea though, that’s the problem.


18 posted on 10/10/2009 5:50:16 AM PDT by csense
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

The Christians must gain strength. When stopped by Muslims at a check point, the Christians should have opened fire, slaying their enemy instead of waiting to be slaughtered themselves.


19 posted on 10/10/2009 6:01:08 AM PDT by Lion Den Dan
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To: denydenydeny
What is the source of that quote? Just asking - I'd like to use it elsewhere and ALWAYS include sources on my posters.

Thanks.

20 posted on 10/10/2009 6:33:50 AM PDT by Prov3456
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

Everything I learned about the Muslims I learned on 911.


21 posted on 10/10/2009 6:52:43 AM PDT by Rappini ("Pro deo et Patria.)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out
You know, if Kenya isn’t careful, they’ll end up looking a lot like Detroit.
22 posted on 10/10/2009 5:58:42 PM PDT by dbehsman (NRA Life Member and loving every minute of it!)
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To: massmike
After yesterday,don’t be surprised if these savages win next year’s Nobel Peace prize.

They already won this year's.
23 posted on 10/11/2009 6:17:40 AM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (Give Them Liberty Or Give Them Death! - IT'S ISLAM, STUPID! - Islam Delenda Est! - Rumble thee forth)
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