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US: Real Muslims don’t terrorize (misquotes Koran)

Nearly 150 people were killed in Kenya in a brutal attack on a university by a terrorist organization called al-Shabab. Reports claim that the militants specifically singled out Christian students.

Al-Shabab and other extremist groups, who claim to be working for Islam, fail to recognize the very meaning of being a Muslim. Not only is this act of barbarity a complete departure from the Islamic teachings, it is against the very nature of humans to be so violent and barbaric. Such lack of empathy suggests extreme abnormalities in the minds of those who willingly carry out these atrocities. To refer to these people as “religious” would be a mistake. To call them psychopaths would be appropriate. In fact, the Islamic scripture, the Quran, refers to such people as “diseased” (chapter 2: verse 10).

In the last couple of months, extremist groups in the Middle East, Pakistan and even Africa have increasingly targeted Christian populations in the name of Islam. As a Muslim, I can tell you that nothing is further from the teachings of Islam than taking innocent lives. The Quran says killing one person is like killing the entire mankind (5:32). In this verse, the Quran does not address a single faith or race. In fact, if you study the rhetoric, the verse clearly suggests that all life is sacred — regardless of faith, ethnicity or race…

Huma Munir is a writer for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Women Association.

Many Muslims do not consider the Ahmadiyya to be Muslims at all. In Pakistan they are barred by law from called themselves Muslims or calling their houses of worship mosques.  

It is quite possible that she does not realize that she is misquoting the Koran.  Muslims believe one should read the Koran in Arabic, which most do not understand.  Translations of the Koran are mistrusted.

Unlike Christianity and Judaism, there is little present day interest in pouring over verses in the Koran.  People simply accept what their leaders say. 


Kenyans Are Using the #147NotJustaNumber Hashtag to Honor Those Killed at Garissa

Kenyans have launched a social media campaign to remember those who died at last week’s massacre at Garissa University College in eastern Kenya, where terrorist al-Shabaab gunmen killed 148 people, most of them students aged between 19 and 23.

Using the hashtag #147notjustanumber, people are posting pictures of loved ones to Twitter and often sharing biographical details to give faces to the people behind the grim, anonymous death toll.


Australia: ABC censorship: Don’t mention the terrorists were Muslim

This is astonishing. Here are three ABC TV news reports over successive nights on the murder of 148 Christian Kenyans by Islamist terrorists:

Not once in any of the reports are the words “Muslim” or “Islam” mentioned, even though the killers were motivated by their understanding of Islam to slaughter Christians and impose shariah law…

Standard MSM crap.

h/t Marvin


Next stage for Garissa: Whining over the perps

Ethiopian troops as part of an international force in Somalia fighting the Shabab. Credit Daniel Berehulak for The New York Times

AFP is first off with an article entitled “Marginalisation, mismanagement provoked Kenya massacre: experts”

Nairobi (AFP) – Kenya’s government says the university massacre of 148 people was a “surprise” that could happen anywhere: but experts say decades of marginalisation coupled with government failings meant the attack was hardly unexpected.

But experts say the anger that drove the gunmen has a long and dark history in an impoverished region — and they warn that without concerted action, the attacks wont stop.

On the same day, The New York Times weighs in with a title emphasizing how deprived the killers were: “Shabab Militants Learning to Kill on a Shoestring”

NAIROBI, Kenya — They have lost their leader, their ports, their checkpoints and their territory.

They have lost thousands of men and much of their money.

They have no fleet of armored personnel carriers like Boko Haram’s. Or poppy fields like the Taliban’s. Or oil fields like the Islamic State’s.

In the pecking order of the world’s leading terrorist groups, the Shabab militants, based in Somalia, operate on a shoestring budget. But as the attack on a Kenyan university last week showed, they have become proficient in something terrible: mass murder on the cheap.

So let’s agree that al-Shabab is not one of the better-funded killing machines. This does not explain anything. As NYT admits, the other groups are far better funded, and that has only made them far more lethal.

Furthermore, the old “marginalization leads to mass killing” does not explain why there so many marginalized non-Muslims groups in the world that do not behave this way.  The world is full of marginalized groups.

A few of those groups (some in India and Nepal especially) remain devout Communists. Even so, their behaviour rarely hits the headlines.

Afterthought: Who is funding Boko Haram? For years they were small time then suddenly they seem to have become far more successful. Whoever it is might just decide to drop a few coins in box for al Shabab.


Love and Martyrs

1-IMGP0389The Archbishop of Kenya is far too experienced in responding to martyrdom. His latest response of love and grace came poignantly on Good Friday, but it is only for the latest in a series of attacks.

How does the Archbishop respond to this escalation of martyrdom?

On this Good Friday we gather in our churches across Kenya in the shadow of a great and terrible evil. People who deal in death have slaughtered 147 people in Garissa, most of them students, and brought wrenching anguish to their families and a deep sadness to our nation.

These young people died because they were Christians. This attack was a calculated manifestation of evil designed to destroy our nation and our faith….

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The writer is referring to Anglican Archbishop of Kenya.

Christianity has seen too many martyrs in the last century. First, it was the Communists, now it’s Islamic fanatics.


Shabab Lured Kenya Students to Deaths With Promise of Life

Students evacuated from Garissa University College waited in a holding area on Friday before being taken back to their home regions. Credit Carl De Souza/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

GARISSA, Kenya — Elosy Karimi curled up in a crawl space, immobilized by fear.

Her classmates were flooding out of the dorms, in boxer shorts and thin nightgowns. Gunfire was ringing all around her. People were screaming. It was predawn and pitch black.

“If you want to survive, come out!” the militants yelled. “If you want to die, stay inside!”

In the terrifying confusion, Ms. Karimi, 23, decided to risk it inside, she said, and stayed hidden in the ceiling above her bunk bed for the next 28 and a half hours.

“I knew those guys were lying,” she said at the hospital, having just arrived to be checked after the ordeal.

New details emerged Friday about how a handful of fighters from the Shabab militant group, with just a few light weapons, managed to kill nearly 150 students in Kenya’s worst terrorist attack since the 1998 bombing of the United States Embassy in Nairobi.

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Kenya attack: Garissa University assault ‘killed 147’

Update: Kenya attack: Garissa University assault ‘killed 147’

The number of people killed in an attack by al-Shabab Islamist militants on a university in north-eastern Kenya has risen to 147, Kenyan government officials say.

The operation to secure the Garissa University College campus was now over, with all four attackers killed, they added.

Officials said 587 students had been evacuated, 79 of whom were injured.


Students run out of Excel Secondary School, located next to Garissa University College, after they were ordered to leave following an attack at the college on April 2, 2015. PHOTO | ABDIMALIK HAJIR | NATION MEDIA GROUP

(Reuters) – The death toll in a university attack in northeastern Kenya rose to at least 70 on Thursday, with another 79 wounded, but the siege was almost over, Kenya’s Interior Minister Joseph Nkaissery said.

Nkaissery told reporters in Garissa that about 500 out of 815 students were accounted for, while four al Shabaab fighters were killed and 90 percent of the threat eliminated. However, he cautioned that “the operation is ongoing, anything can happen.”

At the same press conference in Garissa, Kenyan police chief Joseph Boinet said the east African country has introduced a dusk to dawn (6.30pm – 6.30am) curfew for four regions near Somalia border as a security precaution.

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