Posted: August 19, 2011
1:00 am Eastern
By Michael Carl
© 2011 WND
Displaced Somali familyMembers of Somalia’s jihadi group al-Shabaab are on a campaign to starve the country’s Christians by preventing food from being delivered to them, according to ministry groups working in the chaotic region.Whilereports from a number of analystssay Mogadishu’s population is swelling daily with people coming to the city to escape the famine-ravaged countryside, Christian human rights groups offer additional details.According to the Barnabas Fund,it is the al-Qaida-affiliated group al-Shabaab whose members are putting a chokehold on international food aid that is being dispatched to Somalia but is not reaching the people.International Christian Concern analyst Jonathan Rachosays no aid gets through without al-Shabaab’s consent.
“There are different kinds of people in al-Shabaab. There are those who came from other countries, Islamic citizens who joined al-Shabaab. There are also those Somalis who are in al-Shabaab,” Racho said.