Al Shabab, a Muslim group in Somalia, wants to rid the country of all Christians and is specifically going after Christian converts from Islam.
The group which recently partnered with al Qaeda desires to implement Sharia law in the country just as another Muslim group, Boko Haram, wants to do in Nigeria.
In an indicator of what Sharia law under al Shabab would look like, the group released a video in September 2008 that shows the brutal beheading of 25-year-old aid worker, Mansour Mohammed. His crime? Mohammed converted to Christianity in 2005.
Under Sharia law, converting from the Islamic faith, or attempting to convert a Muslim is punishable by death under blasphemy laws.
The attempts by the Somali group to eliminate Christians are similar to what is happening in Nigeria where another Muslim group, Boko Haram, is attempting to purge the country of its Christian population.
In America, the Council on American Islamic Relations has vigorously fought every attempt to pass legislation ensuring that Sharia law cannot be used as the basis for court decisions.
The group claims Sharia law is compatible with the Constitution and there is no danger of blasphemy laws being implemented in America. However, there have been several cases where Sharia law was used, including in a New Jersey case where a judge refused to grant a restraining order to a woman sexually abused by her husband stating the husband was simply acting according to his Muslim beliefs.
In another case a Muslim judge in Pennsylvania dismissed assault charges on an atheist who was dressed as a zombie Muhammed. The judge not only dismissed the charges but instead dressed down the victim saying he should be grateful he did not live in a Muslim country where the penalty was much worse.