For Immediate Release: Mujahid Ruta Receives Shahada
In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful the Most Beneficent
Majengo (19/03/2013) – MYC in Kenya, Tanzania and Somalia can confirm that on 17/03/2013, Mujahid Ruta, a much loved and respected Mujahid from Mtaani received his Shahada at the hands of the Kuffar.
Information suggests that Mujahid Ruta had walked into ‘Angola’ after leaving the Mosque and was shot in the head by two unidentified Kuffars. MYC views this as a callous execution by the Kuffar and a futile attempt to weaken the morale of the Mujahideen in Kenya in their support for Al-Shabaab and Al-Qaeda in East Africa.
In his last moments, as Mujahid Ruta struggled with life on the operating table he was surrounded by friends and the Mujahideen of Mtaani. Within minutes the Mujahideen and friends were carrying his lifeless body through Mtaani to his final resting place to bestow upon him a Mujahideen burial.
Mujahid Ruta’s execution while painful is an exemplary way to receive a Shahada as a Mujahid in East Africa. In spite of the obvious risk to his personal security, Mujahid Ruta chose to serve Allah first and fight the Kuffar courageously in three ‘area codes’ on behalf of the Ummah. For those that were fortunate to know Mujahid Ruta personally, we now understand his favourite phrase: “the rest is left to Allah”.
At this difficult and painful time for MYC, we ask the Mujahideen in Kenya and Tanzania to redirect their anger and obvious desire for revenge to love and support for the family of Mujahid Ruta. They have been denied a loving husband and father. Our duty now is to show and offer support to Mujahid Ruta’s family.
We ask Allah to accept Mujahid Ruta as a martyr.