Wednesday, January 27, 2021

4 MASIIXIYIIN AH OO LAGU XIRAY HARGEYSA

Boliiska Somaliland ayaa saqdii dhexe u dhacay guri ay qoys Masiixiyiin ahi ka deggan yihiin caasimadda Hargeysa. Maxamed iyo Xayaat ayaa Khamiistii, 21 Janaayo 2021 xabsiga loo taxaabay iyaga oo lagu maagayo caqiidadooda. Xayaat ayaa umul ah iyada oo laba isbuuc ka hor qalliin ku dhashay gabar yar. Xayaat ayaan weli ka bogsoon qalliinkii lagu sameeyay. Sabtidii xigtay ayaa misna waxaa loogu dhacay hoygooda laba gabar oo Masiixiyiin ah oo mid ka soo jeeddo Xamar laguna magacaabo Xamda. Tan kalena ay tahay Itoobiyaan lagu magacaabo Esther. Afar Masiixiyiin ah ayaa iminka u xiran boliiska Hargeysa. Warar ay Somalis For Jesus (SFJ) si hoose u heshay ayaa sheegaya in dhawaan la filayo in Esther loo masaafurin doono dalkeeda Itoobiya. 

Xayaat ayaa iminka aad ugu xunuunsanaysa xabsiga waxayna u baahan tahay daryeel caafimaad oo degdeg ah.  Inanta yar oo ay Xayaat dhashay ayaa iyana bugta waxaana loo baqayaa nolosheeda.

Qoys kale oo iyana Masiixiyiin ah, Cawaale iyo Muna, ayaa iyana lagu xiray Hargeysa bishii Sebteember 2020 iyaga lagu maagayo caqiidadooda. Qoyskaas ayaa ugu dambayntii la sii daayay bishii November iyaga oo loo masaafuriyay Xamar. Waxay iminka ku nabdoon yihiin dalka Itoobiya.

Dadka iyo dowladda Somaliland ayaa caan ku ah dulqaadka. Weerarada is xigxiga ee lagu beegsanayo Soomalida Masiixiyiinta ah ayaa dareen ku abuuray Masiixiyiinta yare e ku nool Hargeysa.

Ilo wareedyo ku sugan Hargeysa ayaa u xaqiijiyay SFJ in Muslimiin xag jir ah ay saamayn ku yeesheen boliiska Hargeysa. Ilo wareedyo Muslim ah iyo kuow Masiixiyiin ah ayaa farta ku fiiqaya wariye hore oo iminka noqday Muslim xagjir ah. Cabdimalik Muuse Coldoon ayaa si bareer ah u canaantay dowladda Somaliland bishii Nofember kadib markii Hargeya laga masaafuriyay Cawaale iyo Muna. Coldoon ayaa ku dhaliilay dowladda Somaliland in aysan ciqaab culus marsiin qoyskaas Masiixiyiinta ah. 

Dowladda Somaliland ayaa xabsiga ka sii daysay Coldoon bishii Juun, 2020. Si kastaba ha ahaatee degdeg ayay muuqatay in Coldoon uu xabsiga ku noqday maro ku dheg mintid ah. Sarkaal hoose oo Hargeyasa jooga ayaa u sheegay SFJ in “wariyihii mar deganaa oo naxariista lahaa uu iminka yahay Muslim mintid ah oo aad u caraysan.” Il wareed Masiixi ah ayaa u sheegtay SFJ in Coldoon uu si cad u taageero ururka al-Shabaab kaas ah kan ugu dhiig daadinta badan ururada Muslimiinta xagjira ee Afrika oo dhan. 

Waxay u muuqataa in Coldoon uu bartilmaameedsanayo Masiixiyiinta tirade yar ee ku nool Hargeysa isaga oo garab ka helaya saraakiil boliis ah oo aan tiro badnayn. Saraakiishaas  ayaa aad loo hadal hayaa in uu lacag joogta ah siiyo. 

Walaalayaal u duceeya Masiixiyiinta reer Hargeysa, siiba kuwa iminka xiran ee lagu maagayo rumaysadkooda Rabbiga.

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

4 CHRISTIANS ARRESTED IN HARGEYSA

The Somaliland Police in Hargeysa has raided the home of a Somali Christian couple, Mohamed and Hayaat, on Thursday, 21 January 2021. The raid came shortly before midnight. Hayaat delivered a baby daughter two weeks ago by C-section, and she has not yet fully recovered. Again, on Saturday, Hamda, a Somali Christian lady visiting Hargeisa from Mogadishu, and an Ethiopian Christian lady named Esther were also arrested. There are currently four Christians in custody in Hargeisa. Local reports indicate that Esther would soon be deported to Ethiopia.

Hamda is now very sick in prison and needs urgent medical attention. Hamda’s infant daughter is also ailing, and the Christian community is worried about her conditions. 

Another Somali Christian couple, Awale and Muna, was arrested in Hargeysa in September 2020 because of their Christian faith. The couple was eventually deported to Ethiopia via Mogadishu in November. 

Both the people and the government of Somaliland are known to be tolerant. The repeated raids on local Christian homes create anxiety in the tiny Somali Christian community in Hargeisa. 

Local sources have confirmed to Somalis For Jesus (SFJ) that radical Islamists have infiltrated the Somaliland Police Force in Hargeysa. Both Muslim and Christian sources point the finger at a former journalist turned radical Islamist, Abdimalik Muse Oldon. Oldon, as he is known, publicly denounced the Somaliland government in November when Awala and Muna were deported from Somaliland. Oldon chastised the government for not severely punishing the Christian couple. 

The Somaliland government released Oldon from prison in June 2020. However, it became apparent quickly that he was radicalized while in detention. A junior police officer in Hargeisa told SFJ that “the once rational and compassionate journalist is now a raging Islamist.” A Christian source also told SFJ that Oldon openly supports the al-Shabab Islamist group, the most violent Muslim group in Africa. 

It appears that Oldon is targeting the tiny Christian community in Hargeisa with the help of few police officers who are said to be on his payroll. 

Please pray for the Christian community in Hargeysa, especially those detained for their faith because of their walk with the Lord.



Sunday, October 18, 2020

An Open Letter to President Bihi


An Open Letter to the President of Somaliland, HE Muse Bihi Abdi.

Tuesday, October 06, 2020

Somaliland: Couple in need of prayer


Oct 6, 2020

MEC Report

Being alerted of “suspicious activities,” police came to the house of a Christian couple on 21 September, arresting both after they found Christian materials. The couple have three children.

At a 5 October press conference, a Somaliland police colonel stated that two individuals had been arrested for being “apostates and evangelists spreading Christianity,” with the case to be forwarded to the relevant court.

He also threatened that “whoever dares to spread Christianity in this region, should be fully aware that they won’t escape the hand of the law enforcement officers and that the spread of Christianity will not be allowed and is considered blasphemy.”

He encouraged citizens to report those spreading Christianity to the police.

The arrest and detention of the couple has caused great fear among the local Christian community, with many believers fleeing abroad.

Please pray:

  • That the detained couple and their children will experience God’s closeness, peace and comfort during the couple’s detention, and for a speedy release
  • For God’s strength for those who fled and wisdom if and when to return
  • That the community will be, strong, courageous and overcome the fear
  • For wisdom for the leadership on how to handle this situation and to continue their ministry without government interference.

Monday, October 05, 2020

Boliiska Somaliland oo Xidhay Nin & Afadiis Masiixiyiin Ah



Afhayeenka Ciidanka boliiska Somaliland ayaa qirtay maanta nin iyo xaaskiisa oo dhawaan Hargeisa
loogu xiray sababo la xiriira caqiidadooda.