Skip to comments.Push for Islamic Courts in Kenya Alarms Christians
Posted on 02/13/2010 11:25:50 PM PST by Cindy
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Thursday, February 11, 2010
Push for Islamic Courts in Kenya Alarms Christians Emergence of Somali-related Islamic extremists puts authorities on high alert
By Dan Wooding Founder of ASSIST Ministries
NAIROBI, KENYA (ANS) -- Compass Direct News (CDN) is reporting that a constitutional battle to expand the scope of Islamic courts in the east African country of Kenya threatens to ignite religious tensions at a time when authorities are on high alert against Muslim extremists with ties to Somalia.
Authorities took note of sympathizers of Islamic extremists at protest in Nairobi, Kenya last month (Photo from Compass Direct website)
The CDN story says that constitutional provisions for Islamic or Kadhis courts have existed in Kenya since 1963, with their jurisdiction limited to the coastal province, but in a hotly debated draft constitution they would expand across the nation and their scope would increase.
The proposed constitution has gathered enough momentum that 23 leaders of churches and Christian organizations released a statement on Feb. 1 asserting their opposition to any inclusion of such religious courts, the story continued. The heated debate erupted as security officials went on high alert when sympathizers of the Islamic terrorist al-Shabaab militia appeared in a protest in mid-January to demand the release of radical Muslim cleric, Abdullah Al-Faisal, who entered the country on Dec. 31.
Al-Faisal had been imprisoned from 2004 to 2008 after a British court convicted him of soliciting murder and inciting hatred. Eyewitnesses to the protests in Nairobi told Compass one demonstrator clad in fatigues with his face masked by a balaclava waved the black flag of Somalias al-Qaeda-linked al Shabaab militia and passed his finger across his throat in a slitting gesture, taunting passersby.
The story added that Al-Shabaab-affiliated operatives appear to have targeted Christians in Kenya, according to an Internet threat by a group claiming to align itself with the Islamic extremist militia seeking to topple the Transitional Federal Government in Somalia.
In an e-mail message entitled, Fatwa for Infidels to Christian and governmental leaders in Kenya, a group calling itself the Harakatul-Al-Shabaab-al Mujahidin threatened to kill Muslim converts to Christianity and those who help them.
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Dan Wooding, 69, is an award winning British journalist now living in Southern California with his wife Norma, to whom he has been married for 46 years. He is the founder and international director of ASSIST (Aid to Special Saints in Strategic Times) and the ASSIST News Service (ANS). He was, for ten years, a commentator, on the UPI Radio Network in Washington, DC., and now hosts the weekly Front Page Radio show on KWVE in Southern California and which is also carried on the Calvary Radio Network throughout the United States. The program is also aired in Great Britain on Calvary Chapel Radio UK. Wooding also a regular contributor to The Weekend Stand on the Crawford Broadcasting Network, and a host for His Channel Live, which is carried via the Internet to some 192 countries. He is the author of some 43 books. Two of the latest include his autobiography, From Tabloid to Truth, which is published by Theatron Books. To order a copy, press this link. Wooding, who was born in Nigeria of British missionary parents, also recently released Gods Ambassadors in Japan which is available at amazon.com.
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I wonder what that says about O's devotion to our rule of law and rights of Christians here. Not much!
ON THE INTERNET:
Shabaab calls for jihad against Kenya
By BILL ROGGIO
February 8, 2010 1:09 PM
SNIPPET: A senior leader of al Qaedas affiliate in Somalia has declared jihad against neighboring Kenya for supporting the weak Somali Transitional Federal Government.
The Kenyan and his cousin are of TROP. Expect nothing good from either of them..
Raila Amollo Odinga, Obamas cousin, is the Prime Minister of Kenya (a position created for him in a coalition government odinga demanded when he refused to concede the Kenyan Presidential election in Dec. 2007).
On December 30, 2007, the chairman of the Kenyan election commission declared Raila’s opponent, incumbent president Kibaki, the winner of the presidential election by a margin of about 230,000 votes. Odinga disputed the result.
In the wake of the contested presidential election, Odinga’s fellow Luo tribal members (Obama’s tribe) rioted in allegiance to Odinga and in a blood-thirsty fashion killed hundreds of the kikuyu tribe and 50 pentecostal Christians. Some of these victims were hacked to death. During the same period in Kenya, more than 1000 Christian churches were destroyed with one burned to the ground with 50 Christians inside.
“Book links Obama to massacre of Christians”
After a post-electoral crisis ensued that resulted in the deaths of 1,500 people and the displacement of 600,000 more, Odinga agreed to stop the violence in exchange for being named Kenya’s Prime Minister.
During the election season, when Odingas election as Kenyan President became doubtful, Odinga entered into a formal agreement with the muslim radial extremists in Kenya which stated that if they helped Odinga gain power, once President he would instate muslim sharia law.
“Obama-backed ally forged pact with radical Muslims”
Obama gave almost 1 million dollars to his cousin Odinga’s election bid under the name “Friends of Obama”. Obama openly campaigned for Odinga during his 2006 Senate “fact-finding visit” to Kenya while he was a sitting U.S. Senator from the state of Illinois.
“Proof Obama backed Odinga”
This action of Obama, to support his cousin Odingas election to the Kenyan presidency, which was also being supported by the radial muslim extremists was, in fact, aiding and abeiting our enemy, radical extremist muslims, such as Al Qaeda and, thus, Obama committed a treasonous act.
Kenya was going to be the site of my church’s major African university, but years ago those planning the university saw how things were heading. The school is now in Burundi. But even there they’re getting trouble from the Muslims. The school had a radio that was a real blowtorch that reached neighboring countries, though it competed with nothing else at or near that frequency. The Muslims complained and got it throttled back. They had only a dinky little transmitter. They are also quite upset that the school is already over 1000 students drawn from all over Africa, teaches in both English and French, has a nursing school, a medical school, and is starting a law school.
Yet another damning tidbit about Obama that was available before he was elected. It’s the sort of thing that Palin would have called attention to—but not McCain or his handlers.
And we have a media that ignores such huge, massive facts. If anything 1/1000th this size was on a Republican, they would be on it for months.
The war has begun, but only they are fighting.
Not to worry. Obama will make certain his teleprompter apologizes all muslim converts weren't killed sooner. Or maybe he'll blame it all on the Jews, or maybe say nothing at all at let the war prevail.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
HYMAN: Obama’s Kenya ghosts
About 50 parishioners were locked into the Assemblies of God church before it was set ablaze. They were mostly women and children. Those who tried to flee were hacked to death by machete-wielding members of a mob numbering 2,000.
The 2008 New Year Day atrocity in the Kenyan village Eldoret, about 185 miles northwest of Nairobi, had all the markings of the Rwanda genocide of a decade earlier.
By mid-February 2008, more than 1,500 Kenyans were killed. Many were slain by machete-armed attackers. More than 500,000 were displaced by the religious strife. Villages lay in ruin. Many of the atrocities were perpetrated by Muslims against Christians.
The violence was led by supporters of Raila Odinga, the opposition leader who lost the Dec. 27, 2007, presidential election by more than 230,000 votes. Odinga supporters began the genocide hours after the final election results were announced Dec. 30. Mr. Odinga was a member of Parliament representing an area in western Kenya, heavily populated by the Luo tribe, and the birthplace of Barack Obama’s father.
Mr. Odinga had the backing of Kenya’s Muslim community heading into the election. For months he denied any ties to Muslim leaders, but fell silent when Sheik Abdullahi Abdi, chairman of the National Muslim Leaders Forum, appeared on Kenya television displaying a memorandum of understanding signed on Aug. 29, 2007, by Mr. Odinga and the Muslim leader. Mr. Odinga then denied his denials.
The details of the MOU were shocking. In return for Muslim backing, Mr. Odinga promised to impose a number of measures favored by Muslims if he were elected president. Among these were recognition of “Islam as the only true religion,” Islamic leaders would have an “oversight role to monitor activities of ALL other religions [emphasis in original],” installation of Shariah courts in every jurisdiction, a ban on Christian preaching, replacement of the police commissioner who “allowed himself to be used by heathens and Zionists,” adoption of a women’s dress code, and bans on alcohol and pork.
This was not Mr. Odinga’s first brush with notoriety. Like his father, Jaramogi Oginga Odinga, the main opposition leader in the 1960s and 1970s, Raila Odinga is a Marxist He graduated from East Germany’s Magdeburg University in 1970 on a scholarship provided by the East German government. He named his oldest son after Fidel Castro.
Raila Odinga was implicated in the bloody coup attempt in 1982 against then-President Daniel Arap Moi, a close ally of the United States. Kenya has been one of the most stable democracies in Africa since the 1960s. The ethnic cleansing earlier this year was the worst violence in Kenya since that 1982 coup attempt.
Mr. Odinga spent eight years in prison. At the time, he denied guilt but later detailed he was a coup leader in his 2006 biography. Statue of limitations precluded further prosecution when the biography appeared.
Initially, Mr. Odinga was not the favored opposition candidate to stand in the 2007 election against President Mwai Kibaki, who was seeking his second term. However, he received a tremendous boost when Sen. Barack Obama arrived in Kenya in August 2006 to campaign on his behalf. Mr. Obama denies that supporting Mr. Odinga was the intention of his trip, but his actions and local media reports tell otherwise.
Mr. Odinga and Mr. Obama were nearly inseparable throughout Mr. Obama’s six-day stay. The two traveled together throughout Kenya and Mr. Obama spoke on behalf of Mr. Odinga at numerous rallies. In contrast, Mr. Obama had only criticism for Kibaki. He lashed out against the Kenyan government shortly after meeting with the president on Aug. 25. “The [Kenyan] people have to suffer over corruption perpetrated by government officials,” Mr. Obama announced.
“Kenyans are now yearning for change,” he declared. The intent of Mr. Obama’s remarks and actions was transparent to Kenyans - he was firmly behind Mr. Odinga.
Mr. Odinga and Mr. Obama had met several times before the 2006 trip. Reports indicate Mr. Odinga visited Mr. Obama during trips to the U.S. in 2004, 2005 and 2006. Mr. Obama sent his foreign policy adviser Mark Lippert to Kenya in early 2006 to coordinate his summer visit. Mr. Obama’s August trip coincided with strategizing by Orange Democratic Movement leaders to defeat Mr. Kibaki in the upcoming elections. Mr. Odinga represented the ODM ticket in the presidential race.
Mr. Odinga and Mr. Obama’s father were both from the Luo community, the second-largest tribe in Kenya, but their ties run much deeper. Mr. Odinga told a stunned BBC Radio interviewer the reason why he and Mr. Obama were staying in near daily telephone contact was because they were cousins. In a Jan. 8, 2008, interview, Mr. Odinga said Mr. Obama had called him twice the day before while campaigning in the New Hampshire primary before adding, “Barack Obama’s father is my maternal uncle.”
President Kibaki requested a meeting of all opposition leaders in early January in an effort to quell the violence. All agreed to attend except Mr. Odinga. A month later, Mr. Kibaki offered Mr. Odinga the role of prime minister, the de facto No. 2 in the Kenyan government, in return for an end to the attacks. Mr. Odinga was sworn in on April 17, 2008.
Mr. Obama’s judgment is seriously called into question when he backs an official with troubling ties to Muslim extremists and whose supporters practice ethnic cleansing and genocide. It was Islamic extremists in Kenya who bombed the U.S. Embassy in 1998, killing more than 200 and injuring thousands. None of this has dissuaded Mr. Obama from maintaining disturbing loyalties.
Mark Hyman is an award-winning news commentator for Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc.
Ex-Marine Mohamed Abdi (left) focused on Congressman-elect(Minnesota, USA) Keith Ellisons campaign for the past several months, all the while making important national and international connections for his own bid to the Kenyan parliament.
Ellison is paying back the favor.
He was a keynote speaker at a fundraising event on Saturday, where dozens of Abdis friends in the Marines and others from around the world pledged to support him financially and morally.
In the words of one attendee, it was a mini United Nations gathering in Minneapolis for the sake of a man who vies to represent Mandera East, a small town in the porous border between Somalia and Kenya, in the elite-dominated Kenyan parliament.
Abdi, who moved to the U.S in 1995, resembles the United Nations in many ways.
He grew up in the Somali-inhabited Northeastern region (NFD) in Kenya.Hes fluently multilingual in English, Swahili and Somali. Hes a dual U.S and Kenyan citizen, who can probably easily obtain a Somali citizenship... ------
JUST ANOTHER COINCIDENCE?
One of many innocent victims, who got arrested in odd connections with the Sep11th attack. In January 2002, the Washington Post reported, that for four months, authorities jailed Mohamed Abdi and pressed him to explain why they found his name and phone number in a car left behind by the Sept. 11 hijackers. When investigators examined an ADC map found inside a Toyota registered to Dulles Airport hijacker Nawaf Alhazmi, they noticed the name "Mohumed" and a Virginia phone number written on the cover in yellow highlighter. The number was Abdi's. But Abdi was found unguilty. The judge couldn't find any hard evidence of contacts between Abdi and the Sep11th attack. The FBI never explained, what "went wrong".
Thank you for this.
The FBI would have to have released him on purpose under someone’s orders who is very powerful. The evidence was obvious...the name AND phone number MATCHED.