Islamic Terror Group Targets Christians in Bloody Attack on Kenyan University, Over 140 Dead

ShabaabNAIROBI, Kenya — Over 140 Kenyan students were shot dead today as an Islamic terror group carried out a bloody attack aimed at Christians at a university in Nairobi.

“We sorted people out and released the Muslims,” Sheikh Abdiasis Abu Musab, the spokesman for the group Al-Shabaab, which took responsibility for the armed assault, announced. “There are many dead bodies of Christians inside the building. We are also holding many Christians alive.”

The incident occurred at Garissa University in the early morning hours on Thursday, where four masked gunman threw explosives at the main gate outside of the property, and then entered the building and began gunning students down. Reports state that shouts of “Allahu Akbar,” or “Allah is the greatest,” were heard as the attack was underway.

Collins Wetangula, the vice chairman of the student union, was one of the witnesses to the terror.

“If you were a Christian, you were shot on the spot,” he told Sky News. “With each blast of the gun I thought I was going to die.”

Students that were taken hostages were held in a dormitory, and unconfirmed reports state that explosives were staged around those that identified as Christian. However, some students that had converted to Islam rather than being born into Muslim families were also shot dead.

Hundreds began running for safety as gunfire rang out, with some locking themselves in rooms or fleeing the building altogether.

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“The sound of gunfire was all over. We couldn’t tell what was the right direction to go to be safe,” student Ann Musyoka told USA Today. “We had to face the gunmen; they shot several people as we escaped towards the gate.”

The hours-long standoff ended late this afternoon as security forces stormed the university in an effort to save those taken hostage and stop the gunmen from shedding more blood. Kenya’s National Disaster Operations Center announced following the confrontation that the assailants had been shot dead.

“The operation at Garissa University College has ended, with all four terrorists killed,” it posted to Twitter.

174 people were killed in the terror attack, including two police officers, and at least 179 others were injured.

As previously reported, Al-Shabaab, being translated, means “The Youth.” It states that its goal is to wage war against the “enemies of Islam” and is recognized by the United States and several other countries as a terrorist organization. The group is believed to have been formed in 2006 and is affiliated with al Qaeda and the Islamic Courts Union.

In February, Al-Shabaab released an online video where it urged attacks on three specific international malls: the Oxford Street shopping strip in London, England, the West Edmonton Mall in Alberta, Canada and the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota. Security measures tightened following word of the threats against the U.S. mall.

“We extend our deep condolences to the families and loved ones of all those killed in this heinous attack, which reportedly included the targeting of Christian students,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest said on Thursday.


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  • RWH

    Interesting. One has to read the fine print to find out that the terrorists shot anyone they pleased, not just people identifying as Christian. Therefore, it was a terrorist act, period and proves that much of this is Moslem against Moslem rather than Moslem against Christian exclusively.

    • uzza

      “We sorted people out and released the Muslims,”
      Yeah that sure sounds like Muslim against Muslim all right. I’d say that fine print you’re seeing is being written by your own prejudice.

      • RWH

        Didn’t you read the section within this particular article that these people shot Moslems as well?

        • uzza

          You aren’t seriously going to argue that Al-Shabaab are NOT an anti-christian Muslim fanatics? Because of a little collateral damage? By that logic, the USAF is an anti-American militia.

        • Jim Fox

          Didn’t you read they shot muslim CONVERTS as well???
          Obviously they doubted their sincerity. As I doubt yours…

          • RWH

            There is nothing in the rules that say that you have to agree with what someone else says. However, the difference between our disagreement is that I stick to the facts. I don’t need to say hurtful things that impugn their reputations, nor do I need to say things like reducing their numbers is a good thing–which implies that murder is something blessed by God. Moslems believe that murder is God’s will. One would hope that those who claim the name of Christ would set a higher standard.

          • Jim Fox

            I merely pointed out that you had ‘overlooked’ what was stated in the report. Nothing to do with agreeing or disagreeing.
            It seemed to me that you show some sort of sympathy with these murderous bastards.
            And yes, the fewer muslims the better; would not the world be a far better place without ANY??

          • Jim Fox

            Oh, I have no time for ‘God’s will’, no matter which god wills it…

          • Blake

            I’ll give you credit for not stopping when you are clearly stupid and wrong. but please, you really need to do your research and join us in reality.

          • RWH

            I’m not going to repay insult with insult. The big fact remains that this type of Moslem is a fanatic. They don’t represent most Moslems, especially those living in the United States. They will persecute and murder anyone, Moslem included, that doesn’t think like them. Christians seem to be a convenient target to us because we are Christians, but this type has killed Hindus and others. They wiped out the Bahai. Fanaticism is fanaticism. The Spanish Inquisition, which, by the way, was initiated by Fernando and Isabella of Spain, was designed to fight Islam. The Protestants were at the wrong place at the wrong time. Why is it not clear that these groups are just as much a threat to Moslems as anyone else? Moslem groups have spoken publically. Stations like Fox News conveniently ignore that fact. The difference between you and me is that I’m not interested in hating people or getting paranoid that they’re after me exclusively. They hate anyone unlike them.

          • Blake

            thi sis not a fanatic muslim, this is a pious, devout muslim following the quran verbatim. the fanatic muslims are the ones that don’t do as their terrorist instruction manual tells them. however these so called “moderate muslims” are more dangerous because they have multiple children and will outnumber us very soon. they also chip away at western culture and make various demands. as their population increase, the demands and violence will also increase. just look at what is happening in Europe, asia And the middle east.

          • RWH

            Fine. You just go ahead and live in fear. In all of your research, have you also discovered that a very large percentage convert to Christianity when they come to the west and that a lot keep one foot in the mosque and the other in a church? Talk to people in the Antiochian Archdiocese of North America. Their churches are populated by a large contingent of Arabs, and their bishops were trained in Damascus. I am friends with one of them. They should be able to confirm much of what I say. I’ve lived long enough to see that the same rhetoric was used against the Catholics as well. Atrocities have been done on all sides. If you ever look at the crosses on Russian Orthodox churches (in Russia, not here in the United States), the cross is planted over a bludgeoned crescent, a symbol of the victory of Christianity over Islam commemorating Peter the Great’s slaughtering the entire Moslem population of Azov. I’ve lived through all this rhetoric where we were to live in fear and mistrust of the Catholics, the Communists, the Nazis, and now the Moslems. Should I live long enough, I’ll probably see yet another group take their place. There is a lot of difference between vigilance and irrational paranoia where hate is cultivated and nothing is solved.

          • Blake

            you really are oblivious to reality

          • Blake

            lol you love blaming fox news fox news for terrorism. did you know that 9.11 and the muslim attack in on Christians in Kenya this week was because of fox news?

        • Blake

          it said people who were converted to islam but not born muslim were killed which means they weren’t muslim enough to live. seriously, why do you even try to defend these people? they were clearly killing non muslims.

    • kady772

      Just because Muslims are barbarians to other Muslims doesn’t mean they don’t target Christians.

      • RWH

        Nobody has said that these groups don’t target Christians. That is obvious from the body count. However, people need to remember that these types of groups target those who don’t think like them. There are just as many, if not more, Moslem against Moslem attacks. Look at the number of mosques that were blown up while people were at prayer.

        • Jim Fox

          Reducing muslim numbers is therefore a good thing

        • Blake

          that is sunni against shia. that is a different topic. fact of the matter all muslims (shia or sunni) hate non muslims (Christians jews etc)

        • kady772

          Like i said, just because they’re barbarians to each other doesn’t mean they don’t target Christians. If you know anything about islam, you know they have a special hatred for jews and Christians.

        • Keith

          Mohammed said that Islam will split into 73 sects but only one of which would be right. In Islam might is right so the strongest sect will be the last one standing so they are right. So they kill each other in an Islamic civil war has been going on for the past 1400 years and will continue until all muslims are of one sect. They will combine to fight non muslims but any muslims they find associating with non muslims are considered apostate thus right for slaughter.

        • Blake

          just stop

  • Jan van Niekerk

    Isalamic terrorism in Africa: the story about how African governments do not trust their citizens to bear arms. African governments would rather have their citizens as cannon fodder than as defenders of freedom and life. There were just 4 shooters here, and only one group.

  • Trevor Thomas

    As Ergun and Emir Caner point out in “Unveiling Islam,” “Any major religion must first be seen through the eyes of its founder…Muhammad commanded in the Qurۥan, ‘Fight and slay the Pagans wherever you find them’ (surah 9:5)…in a world searching for peace, following the life of this warrior brings about bloodshed.” Moments before Abu Mus’ad Al Zarqawi cut off the head of American Nicholas Berg, he said these words in Arabic: “The Prophet, the master of the merciful has ordered to cut off the heads of some of the prisoners of Badr in patience. He is our example and a good role model.”

    Zarqawi knew that Muhammad had often used beheading as the means of executing his enemies. Thus, Zarqawi was unmistakably choosing to emulate his “good role model” and spiritual leader. The Islamists in Kenya are doing the same.

    Clearly, by and large, Islam is an enforced religion with a violent founder, a violent founding, and a very violent past and present. Islam is generally repressive to women and to those of other faiths. Islam is typically financially devastating and technologically backwards. Jesus Christ said, “No good tree bears bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit. Each tree is recognized by its own fruit. People do not pick figs from thornbushes, or grapes from briers. The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart (Luke 6:43-45a).” The fruit of Islam is bitter, indeed. (See: http://www.trevorgrantthomas.com/2010/09/the-fruit-of-islam.html)

  • FoJC_Forever

    This is what happens when cultures embrace paganism. America is on this path as well. If it doesn’t turn back to God, the days will come when Christians will be outlawed and prosecuted for following Jesus.

    “If you are reproached for the name of Christ, blessed are you, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. On their part He is blasphemed, but on your part He is glorified.” 1 Peter 4:14 NKJV

    • uzza

      Paganism?!? Al Shabaab are Pagans now!?

      • FoJC_Forever

        All those who practice a religion that does not exalt and worship Jesus Christ as the Son of God, or who claim to but only lie and practice idolatry, are pagans.

        • Platonist

          muslims don’t practice idolatory

          • FoJC_Forever

            They worship, in part, a book. This is idolatry. They also make false claims about and worship a false prophet. This is also idolatry. They also worship and make false claims about God, the Creator. Muslims are pagans.

        • truthnothate

          It is the same God….what a statement of ignorance

        • truthnothate

          By the way..do you know what means “idolatry”???

  • Blake

    but Obama told us islam was a religion of peace. surely he wouldn’t lie to us… would he?

    • http://www.youtube.com/dashcam55 dashcam55

      Would a Muslim tell lies?

    • truthnothate

      mmhh I don’t know…ask the 1 billion other Muslims in the planet that didn’t have anything to do with this massacre?
      generalization is the mother of ignorance..

    • surj

      Blake ” but Obama told us Islam was a religion of peace ,surely he wouldn’t lie us…would he ? Him being a muslim why would he lie ? Just see http://www.thereligionofpeace.com You and others here will learn some thing

  • Evangelina Vigilantee

    “Remember the word that I said to you, ‘A slave is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you; if they kept My word, they will keep yours also.” John 15; 20

  • Evangelina Vigilantee

    Persecution is definitely rising against Christians on all fronts. When it heats up on one side of the planet, people try to sneak in more on another side. Prosecuting people for following their religious beliefs IS persecution.
    On another note, I find it interesting on these comment sections how easily things get diverted as they spiral in a completely different direction arguing over terminology, semantics, labels, beliefs we have a right to have whether opponents like it or not, and misunderstandings over what was actually said. And then you get the slap stick insults and name calling like with the three stooges as it descends in a downward spiral to an ever lower and uncivilized level of conversing in the public sphere.
    Just an observation…

  • SNLDallas

    My deepest condolence to victims families. As a member of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community who believes in Messiah Mirza Ghulam Ahmed of Qadian, I strongly condemned this horrific barbaric killing of innocents. This is not Islam this is not the teaching of Allah. May Allah gives comfort to deceased’s families.

    • surj

      SNLDallas ” You false Muslims never stop to maize me. ”This is not Islam this is not the teaching of Allah… ” Who are you trying to kid? May be Infidels/kafur who don’t know much about Islam and its history .. From your Quran Sura 9:111 ” Allah has purchased from the faithful their lives and worldly goods and in return has promised them paradise. They will fight for the cause of Allah they will Kill and be Killed ..” Sura 5:51 ” O’ Believers take neither Jews nor Christians for your friends and protectors, for they are friends and protectors of one another. Whoever of you seeks their friendship and supports them shall become one of their numbers ” Surah 2:193 ” Fight against them [ infidels/kafurs] until idolatry is no more and Allah’s religion reigns supreme ” You Quran is full of HATE towards Jews ,Christians and nonbelievers . I suggest you read a book by Bat Ye’or ” The Decline Of Eastern Christianity Under Islam ” Please stop making fool of yourself by coming here and tell us Islam /Allah does not teach us violence /hate /killing. Those Al-Shahbaad are the true followers of Islam .

  • ITouchTheFuture

    Peace, fellow readers!

    In many parts of the Muslim world, pseudo-religious demagogues’ voices are
    the loudest in the public arena. Alas! What they crave is power,
    above all else, and they are willing to crush whoever stands in their
    way. As contributor ‘RWH’ (a very thoughtful individual, indeed!)
    writes elsewhere on this page, their victims have been fellow Muslims
    as well as non-Muslims. What we must realize is that their actions
    are in DIRECT OPPOSITION to Quranic teachings; evidence: Sura
    Kafiroon; 2:257; 2:194; 16:126; and sundry other references.

    It will require much bravery and sacrifice on the part of defenders of
    human rights, religious and secular, to defeat the gory forces of
    mayhem let loose by rabblerousers.

    I humbly follow Islamic teachings, interpreted for this day and age by none other than the Second Messiah, Ahmad of Qadian. I am a member of the Ahmadiyya
    Muslim Community, and I offer my deepest condolences and sympathies
    to the families of the massacre victims in Kenya. (My community, too,
    has been repeatedly targeted by murderous mullahs.)

    Let us be strong together, and strive mightily for a better world!

    • surj

      I TouchThe Future ” ..their victims have been fellow muslims as well as non Muslims ” Ture, …”,,,,that their actions are in DIRECT OPPOSITION to Quartic teaching, ” Are you sure ? Do you know the meaning of ”al-taqiyya ”?
      ” evidence ;Sura Kafiroon …2:257 ” Allah is the supporter of all faiths. He leads them from darkness to the light. As for the unbelievers their supporters are fake gods, who have lead them from light to darkness .They are the heirs if Hell and shall abide in it forever ” ..Sura 2:194” A sacred month for a sacred ;sacred thing too are subject to retaliation. If any one attacks you , attack him as he attacks you .Have fear of Allah and know that Allah is with the righteous ” … Sura16:126 ” Be patient [then] Do not patience is [possible] only by Allah [help] Do not grieve for the unbelievers, nor distress yourself at their intrigues ” Those are the Suras as you quoted. Any way you Ahmadiyya Muslims are not even muslims according to Pakistan’s constitution .Is there any wonder you are persecuted in Pakistan and many other muslim countries . But you are all happy living in the West and India . Even in India Sunni and Shia muslims hate you.
      Tell us what does Sura 9:111 ,2:193 , says ? Quran is an evil manual.