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6 days ago
4/19/09
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A group of Muslims thwarted a terrorist attack planned against Christians in Northern Kenya, saving nearly two dozen believers from death, a persecution watchdog has revealed. 

According to International Christian Concern, the Islamic extremist group Al-Shabaab had planned to storm a construction site for a new hospital in Kutulo, Kenya and kill any Christian workers they found there. 

When some of the local Muslim population heard of the impending attack, they rushed to the area to tell all Christians to evacuate. They then waited for the gunmen to arrive and confronted them.

While the Muslims were unable to prevent the gunmen from opening fire on the construction site, more than 20 Christians were nevertheless able to flee the site and escape without injuries.

“They confronted the gunmen who proceeded to the site and failed to get what they wanted. [The attackers] opened fire but no one was injured before they escaped," north-eastern regional commissioner Mohamed Birik told media, according to Premier UK.

Kutulo, located in Mandera County, Kenya, is a highly dangerous place for Christians to live and work due to the high concentration of Somalis and Muslims that live in the region. ICC notes that Christians are an “easy target” for terrorist groups like al-Shabaab, as they are easily identifiable.

In light of this reality, ICC’s Regional Manager for Africa, Nathan Johnson, told The Christian Post the Muslim's decision to protect Christians is of "immense importance."

"First, it shows that those of different faiths can come together and protect each other," he said. "You will find that, most often, those who are most able to defend people against extremist groups, are those of the same faith as the extremist group. When locals know what is happening or receive warning when attacks like this are coming, it takes brave men like these to stop them."

The story also provides the chance for groups like ICC to "laud the heroism of those of other faiths," Johnson continued.

"If we want to be able to call out those who abuse power and persecute others, then we must also be able to applaud those who protect others as well," he said. "These men, at risk to their own lives, stopped an attack that would have left dozens dead or injured. It took true bravery to do this."

The July 21 attempted attack mirrors a 2016 incident in which a group of Kenyan Muslims traveling on a bus ambushed by Al-Shabaab gunmen protected Christian passengers by refusing to be split into groups.

The terrorists killed two people and wounded four others in the attack before ordering the Muslim passengers separate themselves from the Christians, but the Muslims on board refused to comply.

"They told us if you are a Muslim, we are safe," one passenger recalled to the BBC. "We asked them to kill all of us or leave us alone.”

Al-Shabaab, which is based in Somalia but continues to carry out attacks in neighboring Kenya, remains one of Africa's deadliest terror groups.

In April 2015, the terrorists killed close to 150 students during an ambush attack at Garissa University College, where the militants separated Muslims from Christians before executing the latter.

In August 2017, the terrorists killed another four Christian men in Kenya's Lamu County, beheading three and burning alive another.

Kenya ranks 40th on Open Door USA’s World Watch List of countries where it is most difficult be a Christian, with Islamic oppression cited as the primary source of persecution. 

Johnson told CP that while the lives of Christians were spared in the most recent terrorist attack, it does "not mean the work there is done."

"This is an opportunity to highlight the plight of Christians in northeastern Kenya without the expense of anyone losing their life," he said. "There have been many such attacks where no one stepped in to save those targeted."

"Please continue to pray that those who live in these areas are able to work and worship in peace, that they would be able to spread the Gospel to those who do not know it, and that they would love their neighbors regardless of their faith and ethnicity," he added.

 

https://www.christianpost.com/news/kenya-muslims-thwart-terrorist-attack-against-christians-saving-20-believers-from-death.html

 

6 days ago
7/13/17
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Who cares if I had to pick a group to live next to for the rest of my life it wouldn't be Muslims. 

6 days ago
2/5/06
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It was Muslim terrorists......


So it's a wash then
6 days ago
4/24/07
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So your saying Muslims stopped Muslims? Sounds like an easier solution would be just to get rid of Islam.  

6 days ago
3/31/14
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Fuck Islam.
6 days ago
5/18/10
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OP, remember when I saved you from having someone poo in your hair, by deciding not to do it?

6 days ago
8/8/18
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Good! Non extremist Muslims need to speak out against the extremists. It'll help the perception that "all Muslims are bad people"

6 days ago
12/2/05
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Kutulo, located in Mandera County, Kenya, is a highly dangerous place for Christians to live and work due to the high concentration of Somalis and Muslims that live in the region. 

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Well that sucks. 

6 days ago
2/20/09
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Even the sun shines on a dogs ass occasionally.

Members of a shitty, oppressive religion kept other members of the same shitty, oppressive religion from doing something shitty.

Congrats?

6 days ago
2/13/16
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Lol threads not going well for OP..

6 days ago
5/14/13
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Also in news, good people are good people.

6 days ago
7/29/13
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Even op knows Muslims suck normally because he has to post every story he can find to try and justify them being good.

6 days ago
4/27/05
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Joshinho -

Good! Non extremist Muslims need to speak out against the extremists. It'll help the perception that "all Muslims are bad people"

This is the correct response. We should all be thankful that Muslim people stepped up to save Christian people. Religion aside, the bigger takeaway is that people saved other people which is a beautiful thing. Kudos to them.

6 days ago
11/19/06
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So you admit radical islam is a dangerous ideology. Much more dangerous than other faiths. Who they try to slaughter for not following their evil ways?

6 days ago
12/1/03
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So Muslims planned a massive attack and this makes them heroes now? Ghengies, you are a midget clown.
5 days ago
4/19/09
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Throwin’Knuckles -

So you admit radical islam is a dangerous ideology. Much more dangerous than other faiths. Who they try to slaughter for not following their evil ways?

Extremists and Killers are fucked up peolez when did I ever say differently.

 

The point was word play on Christians saved as they are asking to save you.

5 days ago
2/27/08
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You seem to be obsessed with religion.

5 days ago
2/20/09
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Ghengiseanie -
Throwin’Knuckles -

So you admit radical islam is a dangerous ideology. Much more dangerous than other faiths. Who they try to slaughter for not following their evil ways?

Extremists and Killers are fucked up peolez when did I ever say differently.

 

The point was word play on Christians saved as they are asking to save you.

Hilarious as always....

5 days ago
11/21/05
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topteam71 - 
Joshinho -

Good! Non extremist Muslims need to speak out against the extremists. It'll help the perception that "all Muslims are bad people"

This is the correct response. We should all be thankful that Muslim people stepped up to save Christian people. Religion aside, the bigger takeaway is that people saved other people which is a beautiful thing. Kudos to them.


This

5 days ago
11/19/06
Posts: 15822
Ghengiseanie -
Throwin’Knuckles -

So you admit radical islam is a dangerous ideology. Much more dangerous than other faiths. Who they try to slaughter for not following their evil ways?

Extremists and Killers are fucked up peolez when did I ever say differently.

 

The point was word play on Christians saved as they are asking to save you.

Lol.. Pathetic as usual. Yeah those Christians needed saved. Yet they tell you that you need saved hahaha. That’s so funny man. You’re a funny guy. I’m going to have to remember that one. You seem like such a good guy. Probably all that praying you do. Good day sir.

5 days ago
1/3/18
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topteam71 -
Joshinho -

Good! Non extremist Muslims need to speak out against the extremists. It'll help the perception that "all Muslims are bad people"

This is the correct response. We should all be thankful that Muslim people stepped up to save Christian people. Religion aside, the bigger takeaway is that people saved other people which is a beautiful thing. Kudos to them.

Especially since the xtian god seems to be too busy showing up on toast in peru to consistently warn its followers of impending danger. 

5 days ago
4/22/17
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Why not post about the genocide against Christians you inbred pieces of shit have been committing? Op is also the guy that defends female genital mutilation until the facts are posted, then he disappears. 

5 days ago
3/15/06
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"I saved a girl from being attacked last night. I controlled myself."

-Rodney Dangerfield
4 days ago
4/19/09
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Akkadian88 -

Why not post about the genocide against Christians you inbred pieces of shit have been committing? Op is also the guy that defends female genital mutilation until the facts are posted, then he disappears. 

Lying cunt FGN has no place and is not a religious practice.

4 days ago
6/30/07
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Fake Pie -

Kutulo, located in Mandera County, Kenya, is a highly dangerous place for Christians to live and work due to the high concentration of Somalis and Muslims that live in the region. 

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Well that sucks. 

Its the Minneapolis of Africa