Wednesday, November 11, 2015
The State department has released the Somalia 2014 International Religious Freedom Report. There was strong societal pressure to adhere to traditions associated with Sunni Islam. Conversion from Islam to another religion remained socially unacceptable in all areas. Those suspected of conversion faced harassment by members of the their community. The terrorist group al-Shabaab harassed, maimed, or killed persons suspected of converting from Islam.