Saturday, September 21, 2013

Attackers Tell Muslims to Leave before Opening Fire on Non-Muslims in Kenya Mall

Non-Muslims aren't even safe taking their kids shopping these days, and yet our leaders and the media are still busy telling us that Islam is peaceful and tolerant.

NAIROBI, Kenya – Gunmen threw grenades and opened fire Saturday killing at least 10 people in an attack targeting non-Muslims at an upscale mall in Kenya's capital that was hosting a children's day event, witnesses said.

A local hospital was overwhelmed with the number of wounded being brought in hours after the attack, so they had to divert them to a second facility.

Elijah Kamau, who was at the mall at the time of the midday attack, said that the gunmen made a declaration that non-Muslims would be targeted.

"The gunmen told Muslims to stand up and leave. They were safe, and non-Muslims would be targeted," he said.

Manish Turohit, 18, said he saw gunmen with AK-47s and vests with hand grenades on them inside the mall before he escaped to hide in a parking garage for two hours.

"They just came in and threw a grenade. We were running and they opened fire. They were shouting and firing," he said after being marched out of the mall in line with about 15 people who held their hands in the air.

Rob Vandijk, who works at the Dutch embassy, said he was eating at a restaurant inside the mall when attackers lobbed hand grenades inside the building. He said gunfire then burst out and people screamed as they dropped to the ground.

It appears the attack began at the outdoor seating area of Artcaffe at the front of the mall, witnesses said.

Patrick Kuria, an employee at Artcaffe, said: "We started by hearing gunshots downstairs and outside. Later we heard them come inside. We took cover. Then we saw two gunmen wearing black turbans. I saw them shoot."

Some people were shot at the entrance to the mall after volleys of gunfire moved outside and a standoff with police began. Ambulances continued to stream in and out of the mall area, ferrying the wounded who were gradually emerging from hiding inside the mall.

Many of those running from the mall clutched small children. Others were crying. Mall guards used shopping carts to wheel out wounded children. (Continue Reading.)

***UPDATE*** Thirty-Nine confirmed dead so far. (Source)


JLP77 said...

Let the believers stay alert in the name of JESUS because the second coming of Jesus is not only we wait when the KING appears in the sky but on daily life we must ready when we die righteus we will live rightheus forever Jesus is Great more danger than the gun man

515Guy said...

this isn't just a religious attack but very the article says Al shabab, whom they been ousted by African union forces in Somalia have promised to retaliate against the AU.
Obviously Islam is being used to support their attack in the same way democracy is used to invade Iraq.
I don't think its completely fair to attribute this only to Islam and ignore the political underpinnings.

Btw, Islam and christianity are both fairy tales adults can't seem to let go of.

David Wood said...


So you're saying that when Muslims kill in the name of Allah, due to the Qur'an's repeated clear commands to kill in the name of Allah, this has nothing to do with Islam?

Wow! Now that you've proven how smart (and original) you are, we'll have to take your swipe at Christianity seriously!

Radical Moderate said...

I guess these Muslims did not get Shadid's memo or watch the debate

Excalibur said...

Fight against those who (1) believe not in Allah, (2) nor in the Last Day, (3) nor forbid that which has been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger (4) and those who acknowledge not the religion of truth (i.e. Islam) among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians), until they pay the Jizyah with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.

Kipkorir Evans said...

Am in Kenya and I feel so sad. Why? Why? Why? Should inocent lives be mercilessly murdered?
Anyway the attack is almost over
" "We are as brave and
invincible as the lions on our Coat of
And the words of Our president were
finally validated...... Kudos to our security
Glory, honour & thanks to our living