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Hero of mall massacre revealed: Selfless Muslim civilian who saved life of US girl and her family
Daily Mail ^ | 27th September 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter

Posted on 09/27/2013 3:25:04 AM PDT by the scotsman

'A Somali Muslim has been hailed a hero after rescuing a mother and her three daughters from the Nairobi shopping mall as gunmen threw grenades and sprayed bullets yards away.

Katherine Walton feared she and her children would not get out alive after becoming trapped under a table outside a supermarket in the Westgate complex.

But they were saved by Abdul Haji, the son of a former Kenyan security minister, who bravely ushered them to safety as he fired back at the terrorists with a handgun.

His identity has now been revealed after his story was immortalised in an iconic photograph which shows him reaching out to Mrs Walton's four-year-old daughter Portia as she runs away with fear etched on her face.'

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1 posted on 09/27/2013 3:25:05 AM PDT by the scotsman
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To: the scotsman

PULEEEEESESSS.......


2 posted on 09/27/2013 3:28:12 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: the scotsman

QUICK ! Convert him to Christianity before he beheads the little girl!


3 posted on 09/27/2013 3:28:29 AM PDT by Principled
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To: Principled

Christians do good deeds every single day but you will never hear about it from CNN, MSNBC, or ABC


4 posted on 09/27/2013 3:31:00 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: the scotsman
Can we give some grateful recognition to this man, please? Free Republic is becoming a Johnny One-Note of hatred towards Muslims, Hispanic people, and Black people.

I thought Conservative people are good people. I'm not very glad when I see this kind of hatred and bigotry.
5 posted on 09/27/2013 3:35:01 AM PDT by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: the scotsman

Now that his identity has been revealed we can expect he will be targeted and killed

great journalism


6 posted on 09/27/2013 3:38:38 AM PDT by silverleaf (Going to war without the French is like going hunting without an accordion.)
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To: righttackle44

I agree. This man is a hero and saved lives and yet the usual suspects deride him.


7 posted on 09/27/2013 3:44:34 AM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: righttackle44

i agree. give the man the credit he is due. i juat wish this random act of kindness was seen more often.


8 posted on 09/27/2013 3:49:29 AM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: silverleaf
Now that his identity has been revealed we can expect he will be targeted and killed

From the article:

But Haji will have none of the gushing. ‘I think I did what any Kenyan in my situation would have done to save lives, to save other humans regardless of their nationality, religion or creed,’ he said.

In an interview with NTV, Haji admitted that his brother--who he rushed to the mall to help in the first place--is an anti-terrorism agent and was, until the attack, working undercover.

Haji said that both his father and brother have received death threats in the wake of the attacks now that it is public knowledge that his brother worked to undermine groups like Al-Shabab.

9 posted on 09/27/2013 3:49:33 AM PDT by MD Expat in PA
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To: MD Expat in PA

earlier it was reported that during the attack the terrorists were watching facebook pages and social media sites of victims and their families and those who escaped, and threatening them


10 posted on 09/27/2013 3:57:28 AM PDT by silverleaf (Going to war without the French is like going hunting without an accordion.)
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To: silverleaf

Inread that as well...which leads me to believe that MANY, MANY more members of the terror cell are still out there.

The brave man, Mr. Haij & bis family needs to get as far away as possible and the American mom of 5...now that she too has been identified, her family NEEDS to leave & return to safety if US. Reading the accounts of what Kenyan soldiers are finding in the Mall is horrific. The terrorists will see them ALL as the “ones who got away.”


11 posted on 09/27/2013 4:05:31 AM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom (Just because you are paranoid, it doesn't mean they aren't out to get you...)
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To: righttackle44
You are going to find hatred all over, not just here. But I do think that after 9/11, we have started to view other ethnic groups with suspicion. Time was, I could see a woman in Muslim dress and not give it a thought. Today, when I see anyone who even remotely appears to be Muslim, my heart rate goes up. It's a shame, but there it is.

And the suspicion and mistrust of other ethnic groups can be laid at Obama’s feet. The guy touted as the great unifier has done more to divide us than anyone before. It's because he and his communist accomplices have decided that certain races and classes should be able to rob and plunder others.

12 posted on 09/27/2013 4:08:52 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Doogle

Another one of Obama’s son possibilities? Perhaps a photo op at the White House is in his future.


13 posted on 09/27/2013 4:09:41 AM PDT by bytesmith
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To: righttackle44

I wish we had a “like” button here. You would surely get one from me!


14 posted on 09/27/2013 4:14:16 AM PDT by blu
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To: fatnotlazy
I am with you there
I won't be comfortable for some time if at all anymore anymore in a mall or anywhere close to some woman wearing a sack and a veil with a slit for her eyes- get me far far away

some beyotch white women convert on another site was moaning about American “islamophobia”

yeah honey we tend to look cross-eyed at people dressed like you who direct mau mau mall massacres

so sue me for your hurt feelings

use the money to hire a therapist to find out why any woman especially one who has lived free with the sun and wind on her hair chooses to adopt this lifestyle, dress in a sack and scarf, put your little daughter in the same, and follow some bearded slob in a polo shirt and shorts around the mall.

To me you are a walking ad for “sumting wrong”

15 posted on 09/27/2013 4:18:10 AM PDT by silverleaf (Going to war without the French is like going hunting without an accordion.)
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To: the scotsman
Let's see - one or two Muzzies do good so we need to trust them all. One or two bad guys use guns so we need to get rid of all gun owners.

I think I'm catching on to the all-or-nothing philosophy of the Left.

16 posted on 09/27/2013 4:21:12 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: the scotsman; trebb
Let's see - one or two Muzzies do good so we need to trust them all.

No and I don’t think that is the intent. But we, I included, have often asked, “If there are “moderate” Muslims who are in opposition to the Islamic extremists and terrorists, where are they why don’t more of them speak up and stand up against the others?”

Here is a case of a man and his father and brother who are Muslim and who are fighting the terrorists and extremists, this man in particular risking his own life as a private and armed citizen of Kenya to save the lives of others including non-Muslims and non-Kenyans. So perhaps instead of calling him a “Muzzie” and lumping him in with the murderers, we should be praising him, giving encouragement to others who think similarly.

17 posted on 09/27/2013 4:45:04 AM PDT by MD Expat in PA
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To: MD Expat in PA
I think I did what any Kenyan in my situation would have done to save lives...

I can think of one Kenyan who wouldn't.

18 posted on 09/27/2013 4:52:41 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: righttackle44

Though I disagree with you on the hatred part towards “people of color” - I don’t believe that conservatives like myself hate anyone, The actions of this man deserve the recognition he is getting.

...and keep thinking that conservatives are good people, because we are.


19 posted on 09/27/2013 4:53:07 AM PDT by Mr. C (Take Back America!)
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To: the scotsman

Just goes to show the fact that “there is no such thing as a good muslim” is not the same as “there is no such thing as a muslim who is good.”


20 posted on 09/27/2013 4:57:29 AM PDT by papertyger (Blessed are the flexible for they shall not be broken....)
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To: righttackle44

I think the reaction is at least as much directed at the perception of the cynical use of this man’s actions by the press as it is at the man himself.


21 posted on 09/27/2013 5:02:16 AM PDT by Trailerpark Badass (There should be a whole lot more going on than throwing bleach, said one woman.)
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To: righttackle44
I thought Conservative people are good people.

Not all conservatives are alike. I wish posters would give some recognition to those that deserve it. I'm not very glad when I see this kind of bigotry. ;)

So my comment was to highlight the stereotypical muslim terrorist as you pointed out. I am glad we now know of one muslim who isn't into beheading little Christian girls.

I wonder if the hatred and bigotry you posit is the result of hatred and bigotry in the hearts of posters here or the result of actions of the group being targeted as a result of evil, hateful, and bigoted behavior toward those posters? You may wish to consider that question.

Your suggestion that I refrain from posting such is taken into consideration as well.

22 posted on 09/27/2013 5:04:14 AM PDT by Principled
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To: the scotsman
Now THIS is news.
It's not every day that one sees reports of a Muslim actually doing a good deed.
Bravo.
Now if the other 99% of Muslims were so disposed ....
23 posted on 09/27/2013 5:06:38 AM PDT by Amagi (God Save the Republic.)
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To: Trailerpark Badass
And to add: when more moderate expressions of opinion are not allowed in the public sphere, there is less incentive to moderate one's message.

You can place blame for that squarely on the PC media gatekeepers.

24 posted on 09/27/2013 5:08:29 AM PDT by Trailerpark Badass (There should be a whole lot more going on than throwing bleach, said one woman.)
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To: righttackle44

Do you really read hatred of Hispanics here—or arguments against the amnesty that the Democrats and GOPe are trying to force through?

I agree with you generally—better to recognize that a third of the planet isn’t necessarily evil for having been born into Islam, and hard to form political coalitions if you dismiss and insult major racial and ethnic groups.

But that also shouldn’t preclude honest discussions about issues and demographics.


25 posted on 09/27/2013 5:10:47 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: righttackle44

Oh, and I think the most venomous broad-brush insulting I see here is against American women.

Freepers seem to forget that white American women tend to vote conservatively overall and somehow feel free to advocate the repeal of women’s suffrage.


26 posted on 09/27/2013 5:12:35 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Trailerpark Badass

Yes, it is a man bites dog story, the news media needs to use it to promote multicultural love and ponies. Some still believe the propaganda.


27 posted on 09/27/2013 5:22:44 AM PDT by wrencher
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To: righttackle44

I agree, but would note why does the press have to push that he was a muslim?


28 posted on 09/27/2013 5:22:58 AM PDT by EBH ( Freeman: A person not in slavery or serfdom.)
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To: Doogle

“PULEEEEESESSS.......”

Whats the issue with this? A great story it appears


29 posted on 09/27/2013 5:27:34 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Just wanted to say I hope you great NSA folks are enjoying my posts here.)
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To: EBH

He probably wasn’t. Any sane person that knew the answers had already passed the test and left the mall, anyone left was NOT a Muslim.


30 posted on 09/27/2013 5:28:08 AM PDT by FreedomStar3028 (Evil must be punished.)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

they identified him....sentence to death, along with his family


31 posted on 09/27/2013 5:37:42 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: HereInTheHeartland

I’m skeptical about this whole story, who was taking high definition pictures of this ordeal?

Fishy.


32 posted on 09/27/2013 5:43:55 AM PDT by FreedomStar3028 (Evil must be punished.)
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To: righttackle44
Free Republic is becoming a Johnny One-Note of hatred towards Muslims, Hispanic people, and Black people.

That is a LIE and you suck!

Conservatives and Americans in general SHOULD NOT be enamored of terrorists of whatever stripe, be they the feral "domestic-black savages" (not to be confused with good Americans who happen to have a dark complexion) or the racist Mexican criminals who overrun our Southern borders.

Unlike you, I can make the distinction and most members here can as well. In fact, many Conservatives here are black patriots or Spanish speaking Red-blooded Americans.

moslems...they are loath to speak out against their murdering brethren, which implies approval. There are exceptions I'm sure, but why then would they be moslems?

It's a death cult, I don't trust them.

33 posted on 09/27/2013 5:50:45 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Hey RATS! Control your murdering FREAKS!)
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To: EBH

The press built up the Muslim angle but forgot about the ‘good guy with a gun’ part of the story.


34 posted on 09/27/2013 5:51:04 AM PDT by Hartlyboy
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To: the scotsman

There are regular people in every culture who will do the right thing if given a chance. We’re just outnumbered. Here in America, and I guess there in Kenya. The guy is a hero, and I’m glad you posted.


35 posted on 09/27/2013 5:53:19 AM PDT by ToastedHead
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To: Hartlyboy

Lol, you’re right. The “muslim hero” had a gun. So is he good or bad? Do we have a political correctness heirarchy chart?


36 posted on 09/27/2013 5:59:15 AM PDT by ToastedHead
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To: righttackle44

The main reason I don’t stop by as often anymore.

Sad


37 posted on 09/27/2013 5:59:43 AM PDT by SengirV
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To: the scotsman

Give the guy his due. I’m sure the people he saved - at personal risk - are grateful to him for his deeds. Believe it or not, some muzzies are people too.


38 posted on 09/27/2013 6:02:24 AM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (You hear it here first.)
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To: righttackle44
Thank you for saying this.

From the accounts we have this is a good and decent man. That's all we need to know, and all that we should care about.

When people use their religion to justify acts of horror and terror, we have every right to condemn them for what they do. But this man has done right by his fellow man, whatever his faith.

But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbour? And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side. But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him, And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee. Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves? And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.

I would be proud to call Abdul Haji, my neighbour.

39 posted on 09/27/2013 6:57:10 AM PDT by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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To: the scotsman
But they were saved by Abdul Haji, the son of a former Kenyan security minister, who bravely ushered them to safety as he fired back at the terrorists with a handgun.

His identity has now been revealed after his story was immortalised in an iconic photograph which shows him reaching out to Mrs Walton's four-year-old daughter Portia as she runs away with fear etched on her face.'

And his reward is that he will be a target for the Islamists, as he has revealed himself to be an apostate worthy of death.

40 posted on 09/27/2013 7:35:34 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: righttackle44
Free Republic is becoming a Johnny One-Note of hatred towards Muslims, Hispanic people, and Black people.

The truth about any "protected" class is always considered hatred by the left. Don't let them inside your head. I don't hate Muslims, and regularly pray for those mired in the evil of Islam. But keeping them away or killing them when need be is merely self-defense. The individual referred to will be considered an apostate and a pariah to the Islamists. They'll kill him as quickly as they'd kill Infidels like you or me.

41 posted on 09/27/2013 7:43:10 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Doogle

It took them four days to find something, anything, to take the stink of what was the best example yet that Islam isn’t interested in the least about anything other than slaughtering people who aren’t muslim.

The silence of the CAIR crowd has been DEAFENING here. Nobody - no one - has stepped up to denounce ‘the more dangerous, reprehensible elements of our religion, who by their actions have demonstrated that they are not true muslims.’

Nobody has uttered words even approximating that, which by itself gives the rest of the ‘free world’ all the justification it needs to hunt down and kill every last muslim on the planet. The silence of the rest of their fake religion is applause.

All of them, together, means that the bloody game must be put to an end.


42 posted on 09/27/2013 7:48:25 AM PDT by RinaseaofDs
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To: WorkingClassFilth
Believe it or not, some muzzies are people too.

My younger son rented a couple of rooms for a year or so from a young Muslim friend in D.C., and we were overnight guests there a couple of times. I never felt unsafe, due to the fact that this young Muslim would be a target of the Islamists for befriending Infidels.

43 posted on 09/27/2013 7:53:45 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: righttackle44; blu

What blu said.


44 posted on 09/27/2013 8:06:29 AM PDT by Anton.Rutter
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To: the scotsman

It was the Christian thing to do.


45 posted on 09/27/2013 8:09:43 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: righttackle44

I can’t help but feel dirty reading your comment.
Sounds an awful lot like what McCain, Reid and all the little children are tossing out there.

Don’t presume to know what’s in anybody’s heart and mind.

I hold no hatred for any of the groups you listed. I do hold a certain disdain for those who keep calling me names.


46 posted on 09/27/2013 10:17:29 AM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44 ('Hey citizen, what's in YOUR closet?')
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To: fatnotlazy

You were asleep before, like so many of us. You’re awake now.


47 posted on 09/27/2013 10:38:54 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: righttackle44

You overlook the glaring difference. Being Black or Hispanic is an accident of birth. Being Muslim is a choice. Since Islam is a hateful, supremacist ideology/religion that posits a muderous liar as the model human, yeah I have a problem with its adherents.


48 posted on 09/27/2013 2:36:24 PM PDT by pluvmantelo (We can't expect to get anywhere unless we resort to terrorism-Lenin)
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To: jsanders2001

“Christians do good deeds every single day but you will never hear about it from CNN, MSNBC, or ABC”

Dog bites man = Not News
Man bites dog = News


49 posted on 09/27/2013 3:17:07 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: fatnotlazy

And realize that just because someone says they’re a “muslim” doesn’t necessarily mean they are a true believer, just as you have cultural Christians and cultural Jews, you have cultural Muslims.


50 posted on 09/27/2013 4:20:09 PM PDT by dfwgator
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