Two Christians were murdered by members of the Islamic jihadist group Al-Shabaab in Kenya for refusing to recite the Islamic declaration of faith.
Faithwire reported the jihadists stopped a bus last Friday that was headed for the North Eastern province city of Garissa.
The terrorists demanded that the passengers show their identification so they could determine which of them were Christians and which were Muslims, according to the group International Christian Concern, which supports persecuted Christians.
Three of the passengers who appeared to be followers of Jesus were separated from the other passengers.
The jihadists then demanded that they recite the Islamic declaration of faith.
Two refused, and they were tied up and immediately executed, Faithwire reported.
NTV Kenya reported the two slain Christians were a bus mechanic and a “casual laborer.”
ICC said the Kenyan and Somali governments “must continue to work to end the horrible atrocities that this evil organization commits and protect the lives of Christians in Kenya.”
Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the 1998 United States Embassy bombing in Kenya. In 2015, members of the group took more than 700 students hostage in Garissa, allowing Muslims to go free while shooting dead all who identified as Christian.
A total of 148 people were murdered.
Faithwire noted that when Al-Shabaab terrorists attacked a bus in 2015, Muslim passengers refused to be separated into groups, knowing it meant the terrorists would identify and execute the Christians.
BBC News reported at the time that the Muslims told the militants “to kill them together or leave them alone.”