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Kenya: Two Killed After Muslim Rioters Attack Five Churches


ICC – “Washington, D.C. (August 28, 2012) –International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that Muslim rioters attacked five churches and killed two people, including a policeman, in Mombasa, Kenya. The riots started yesterday and continued today after unknown gunmen killed Sheikh Aboud Rogo, a radical Muslim cleric.

The Muslim attackers blamed the police for the killing of Sheikh Rogo. He is accused of links with the Somali-based radical Islamic group, Al-Shabaab.

Christian leaders are enraged that their churches were targeted by the Muslim rioters. Speaking to ICC, one of the church leaders in the area said, ‘What is worrying us (Christians) is why [the Muslim mobs] attack church.’

The churches attacked by the Muslim mobs are: Mombasa Pentecostal Church, Jesus Celebration Center (the Redeemed Gospel Church), Neno Evangelistic Church, Salvation Army, and Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Somalia’s Islamic radical group, Al-Shabaab, supported the rioters. Their message to the Muslims said, ‘Muslims must take the matter into their own hands, stand united against the Kuffar (non-believers) and take all necessary measures to protect their religion, their honor, their property and their lives from the enemies of Islam.'” Source – Persecution.org.

Flashback: Kenya: Al-Shabaab Claims Responsibility For Church Attacks, Will Continue To Kill Those Who Do Not Worship Allah – “Somalia militia group Al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility for Sunday’s twin attacks on two churches in Garissa County that left 17 people dead. The latest development came even as muslim leaders in Kenya agreed to form self-defence groups to protect churches following the deadly attacks. In a tweet on Wednesday morning, the insurgents said they carried out the attacks in retaliation for Kenya Defence Forces (KDF)’s incursion in Somalia. An Al-Shabaab loyalist Sheikh Hassan Takar said that the militia killed people who did not profess allegiance to Allah.” Read more.

Flashback: East Africa: Growing Appeal Of Radical Islam Could Have Major Ramifications For Christianity, Stable Democracies – “Al Shabaab has been waging an insurgency against Somalia’s fragile interim government since 2007 and formally became part of al Qaeda earlier this year. Abdullahi’s account is part of a mounting body of evidence – including intelligence picked up by security agencies, research by the United Nations and accounts by Muslim Kenyans interviewed for this story – that suggests al Shabaab is mentoring a new and increasingly multi-ethnic generation of militants in the region. That could have major ramifications not just for Somalia, which has been without a working government for two decades, but also for countries such as Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, relatively stable democracies whose economies are among the steadiest in Africa.” Read more.

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