Thursday, September 14, 2006

Initial Tribute: Ali Mustaf Maka’il

Shujaa' Haashim Idiris. SFJ Jarer Weyne Department, Addis Ababa Bureau.

Ali Mustaf Maka’il, 22, was shot and killed in Manabolyo, northern Mogadishu, on September 7, 2006. Ali, college freshman and cloth merchant, accepted Christ as his only Savior 11 months ago.

A gunman loyal to the Union of Islamic Courts shot Mr. Ali in the back after he refused to join a Qur’an chanting crowd in response to the lunar eclipse.

The Union of Islamic Courts confiscated Mr. Ali’s body for 24 hours. The body was later returned in a military truck to his grieving family.

Kindly pray for the family of Mr. Ali as well as his grieving house church.

This is the first known martyrdom the Somali church has faced since the jihadist Islamic Courts took over Mogadishu three months ago.

Blessed are those who lose their lives for the risen Lord.

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