Following hers and her cousin’s public execution at the hands of Al-Shabab radicals, Christian Aid workers yesterday called on the global community of believers to pray for Sadia Ali Omar’s now-orphaned daughters, ages 8 and 15. With the help of a fellow believer and family friend, the daughters have since escaped the Somali port Village of Baraawe, where on March 4th they were forced to witness their mother’s brutal execution. Everyday Somali Christians face repression, persecution, and the very real risk of losing their very lives for the expression of their faith. Join the global body of Christ today in answering these aid workers’ call to lift up Sadia’s daughters and to pray protection and provision for all Somlai Christians.
04/02/2014 Somalia (BosNewsLife) –
Christian aid workers on Tuesday, April 1, asked prayers for two young daughters of a Christian mother who was reportedly publicly executed along with a fellow believer in Jesus Christ.
The Barnabas Fund group, which supports Christians in heavily Islamic nations, said the 41-year-old mother, Sadia Ali Omar, and her 35-year-old cousin, Osman Mohamoud Moge, were beheaded in the port village of Barawa by fighters of the Islamic group al-Shabab.
Barnabas Fund told BosNewsLife that local residents “were called to witness” the March 4 executions after they “found out that they were Christians.”
“Sadia’s two daughters, aged 8 and 15, were forced to watch,” Barnabas Fund said. “The girls have been left orphans, as their father died after falling ill in 2011.”
Fearing for their safety, a family friend has helped them to escape the area, according to Christian aid workers.