London, Apr.16 : The widow of a British Muslim teacher killed in Somalia has said radical Muslims finished him off because he had converted to Christianity.
Daud Hassan Ali, 64, was shot in the early hours of Monday outside a school his charity had just finished building. A British colleague, Rehana Ahmed, 33, and two Kenyan teachers were also killed in the attack on Hiran English School, in Beled-Weyne, central Somalia, about 190 miles north-west of the capital, Mogadishu. All four were reportedly shot in the head.
The Islamist al-Shabab Movement, the armed youth-wing of the Council of Islamic Courts movement, has admitted attacking the town, but it has not accepted responsibility for the killings.
The Scotsman quoted Ali's widow, Margaret, 64, as saying that Islamists "believe it is OK to kill any man who was born into Islam and had left the faith".
She said her husband knew it was a risk going back to Somalia as a Christian, but said he was there to teach, not convert others to his faith.