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64 die in bomb attacks in Uganda during World Cup
http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2010/07/11/general-af-uganda-explosions_7757803.html?boxes=Homepagebusinessnews ^ | AP

Posted on 07/11/2010 7:46:31 PM PDT by Ladycalif

64 die in bomb attacks in Uganda during World Cup By MAX DELANY and JASON STRAZIUSO , 07.11.10, 10:21 PM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda -- In simultaneous bombings bearing the hallmarks of international terrorists, two explosions ripped through crowds watching the World Cup final in two places in Uganda's capital late Sunday, killing 64 people, police said. Americans were among the casualties.

The deadliest attack occurred at a rugby club as people watched the game between Spain and the Netherlands on a large-screen TV outdoors. The second blast took place at an Ethiopian restaurant, where at least three Americans were wounded.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alqaedainuganda; injuringamericans; injuringchristians; islam; islamicviolence; islamofacism; killingamericans; killingchristians; missionaries; muslims; muslimviolence; prayforthem; teorrism; terrorism; uganda; worldcup; wot
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1 posted on 07/11/2010 7:46:33 PM PDT by Ladycalif
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To: Ladycalif

Saints of God, come to their aid! Come to meet them, Angels of the Lord! Requiescant in pace.


2 posted on 07/11/2010 7:50:29 PM PDT by cmj328 (Got ruthless?)
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To: Ladycalif

More proof that soccer is bad for your health...


3 posted on 07/11/2010 8:02:07 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
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To: Ladycalif

You don’t see this terrorist bombing crap happening at baseball or football games.


4 posted on 07/11/2010 8:03:43 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (We don't have a leader in the Oval Office, we have a reader in the Oval Office.)
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To: prairiebreeze

Yet.


5 posted on 07/11/2010 8:08:26 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: Ladycalif

I wonder if this terrorism had anything to do with the growing ties between Uganda and Israel.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201002190052.html


6 posted on 07/11/2010 8:11:21 PM PDT by rfp1234
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To: Ladycalif

Those Amish really get around!


7 posted on 07/11/2010 8:14:39 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( Two years already?)
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To: Ladycalif
"In simultaneous bombings bearing the hallmarks of international terrorists"

In simultaneous bombings bearing the hallmarks of the Reilgion of Peace.

8 posted on 07/11/2010 8:16:47 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: Ladycalif

RIP.


9 posted on 07/11/2010 8:17:49 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: prairiebreeze
In Mogadishu, Somalia, Sheik Yusuf Sheik Issa...was happy with the attacks in Uganda. "Uganda is one of our enemies. Whatever makes them cry, makes us happy. May Allah's anger be upon those who are against us," Sheik said.
10 posted on 07/11/2010 8:18:47 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: Ladycalif

It was predicted...

I was relieved when it didn’t happen at the stadiums. I thought it was all clear...then this.

How sad.


11 posted on 07/11/2010 8:20:18 PM PDT by toldyou (Even if the voices aren't real they have some pretty good ideas.)
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To: prairiebreeze

Not yet.


12 posted on 07/11/2010 8:21:43 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: prairiebreeze
Something I learned after six years of living in the Middle East is that they're not completely stupid. Don't know much there but they know BS from reality more than most of us do. They also know what counterproductive means. They were well aware of what happened to the IRA after they killed Lord Mountbatten.
13 posted on 07/11/2010 8:53:41 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: prairiebreeze
You don’t see this terrorist bombing crap happening at baseball or football games.

Yet.

14 posted on 07/11/2010 9:32:14 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 533 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: null and void

We’re more into rioting after the games...


15 posted on 07/11/2010 9:35:28 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 533 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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Huh! What happened to the IRA after Mountbatten (1979) is that they continued to murder and maim for another dozen years. Beginning with Bill Clinton, IRA terror boss Gerry Adams was legitimized and invited to the White House every ST Patrick’s Day. The British eventually surrendered to them. IRA killers now serve in the Northern Ireland Parliament. And the murderers of Mountbatten—other victims of the terror attack that killed Mountbatten included a 12 year old boy—now swagger freely about the Irish Republic. Captured by an Irish Republic Government that oscillated between fear of, and sneaking support for, the IRA, the killers received ridiculously light sentences.


16 posted on 07/11/2010 9:38:35 PM PDT by Godwin1
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To: rfp1234; All

According to an article posted at my Yahoo mail site, one reason for the terrorists (who apparently come from Somolia), is that Uganda has soldiers in the international/or pan African? peace keeping force stationed in Somolia.


17 posted on 07/11/2010 10:27:06 PM PDT by gleeaikin (question authority)
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To: Ladycalif

18 posted on 07/11/2010 10:43:21 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Ladycalif
Kampala's police chief said he believed Somalia's most feared militant group, al-Shabab, could be responsible for the attack. Al-Shabab is known to have links with al-Qaida, and it counts militant veterans from the Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan conflicts among its ranks.

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In Mogadishu, Somalia, Sheik Yusuf Sheik Issa, an al-Shabab commander, told The Associated Press early Monday that he was happy with the attacks in Uganda. Issa refused to confirm or deny that al-Shabab was responsible for the bombings.

"Uganda is one of our enemies. Whatever makes them cry, makes us happy. May Allah's anger be upon those who are against us," Sheik said.

Muslims again. Christians are just as bad, if not worse, of course. That's what the libs say anyway.

19 posted on 07/12/2010 12:25:20 AM PDT by Pinkbell
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To: Ladycalif

Islam at work.


20 posted on 07/12/2010 3:36:45 AM PDT by Biggirl (AZ Is DOING THE JOB The Feds Should Be Doing, ENFORCING The Southern Border! =^..^=)
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To: BenLurkin

Proof that the “Allah” that Muslims worship is the DEVIL.


21 posted on 07/12/2010 3:39:01 AM PDT by Biggirl (AZ Is DOING THE JOB The Feds Should Be Doing, ENFORCING The Southern Border! =^..^=)
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To: Ladycalif

Prayers up for the victims of this hateful crime.


22 posted on 07/12/2010 5:06:53 AM PDT by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: prairiebreeze

What’s the Heritage number on foiled terrorist attacks in the U.S. since Sept. 11th, 2001? 28?


23 posted on 07/12/2010 5:28:17 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Ladycalif; Cindy; All

Somali Al Qaeda

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/somalia/7885065/Al-Shabaab-Somalias-al-Qaeda-linked-Islamist-militants.html


24 posted on 07/12/2010 5:30:09 AM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013- The end of an error.)
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To: Pinkbell

Nah, this bears all the hallmarks of Quaker fundamentalists. Or maybe pagans.


25 posted on 07/12/2010 5:37:18 AM PDT by RDAardvark (impeach the long-legged mack daddy!)
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To: Ladycalif
Raleigh (NC) man among World Cup watchers killed in Uganda blasts (WRAL-TV)

R.I.P.

26 posted on 07/12/2010 5:59:39 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: BenLurkin

Well it’s reported they found the head and legs of someone all over the place...so yeah suicide bomber would be very likely the case.


27 posted on 07/12/2010 6:41:06 AM PDT by caww
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To: Ladycalif

Damned Ugandan Tea Partiers. Listening to all that hateful right-wing Ugandan talk radio all day. Rush Limbwozi, Sean Mugabity and Glenn Amin Dada.


28 posted on 07/12/2010 6:54:39 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all. -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Constitution Day

That sounds like one incredible young man. The world is much darker with his murder.


29 posted on 07/12/2010 7:03:37 AM PDT by coloradomomba (BO stinks!)
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To: Biggirl

Yes.


30 posted on 07/12/2010 7:22:35 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: Ladycalif

Is this big? Because this sounds big.


31 posted on 07/12/2010 7:50:48 AM PDT by ichabod1 (Hitler Was Their Fate and their Fate Could Not Be Stayed. Von Braustitch.)
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To: Texas Eagle

It probably is US American right wing-gers. They’re well known for hating soccer.


32 posted on 07/12/2010 7:55:41 AM PDT by ichabod1 (Hitler Was Their Fate and their Fate Could Not Be Stayed. Von Braustitch.)
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To: rfp1234; ExTexasRedhead

Sure, and you can also blame the 1,400 years of Islamic terrorism since the 7th Century on Israel, too, along with continental drift and the demise of the Dinosaurs.


33 posted on 07/12/2010 9:23:15 AM PDT by Polarik
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To: Ladycalif

Very sad. Barbarians.

How can this still be going on, now that the world is healing under the wise and gentle leadership of Obama?


34 posted on 07/12/2010 9:43:51 AM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: Ladycalif
From

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/uganda/7885111/Al-Shabaab-Islamists-suspected-in-deadly-Ugandan-World-Cup-bombings.html

An American aid worker was among those killed and US President Barack Obama, condemning what he called deplorable and cowardly attacks, said Washington was ready to help Uganda in hunting down those responsible.

Here's betting that has them trembling in their boots...

35 posted on 07/12/2010 10:21:27 AM PDT by NCjim ("You can't pick up a turd by the clean end", Bob Lonsberry on Obamacare)
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To: Ladycalif

Looks like Africa will be the hotspot for Islamic terrorists for the rest of this year.

The Somali terrorists have been busy little bees exporting Jihad to Nigeria, Ghana, and now Uganda.

Where is the opposition? Who will stop them in Africa, the dark continent...still dark as regards law enforcement and security measures.

Hope they are beefing up the guard at our African embassies.


36 posted on 07/12/2010 10:30:40 AM PDT by Palladin (David Petraeus: "I don't use terms like victory or defeat.")
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To: Palladin; All

6 young missionaries from Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania injured in the blast:

http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2010/07/pastor_6_injured_in_uganda_wer.html


37 posted on 07/12/2010 10:49:48 AM PDT by Palladin (David Petraeus: "I don't use terms like victory or defeat.")
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To: Ladycalif
"A Somali Islamist militant movement on Monday claimed responsibility for a trio of bombings that killed at least 74 people Sunday at two venues in the Ugandan capital where crowds had gathered to watch the World Cup final."

Latest update from CNN

38 posted on 07/12/2010 11:09:36 AM PDT by yorkie
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>>”I wonder if this terrorism had anything to do with the growing ties between Uganda and Israel.”

No, no,no. This is clearly the result of our (US) illegal and immoral occupation of the Sacred Soil of Uganda; which we all know was done to steal their OIL.

We must immediately bring our troops home from Uganda. Every time our Air Force wantonly bombs a Ugandan village, or a SEAL battalion massacres a Ugandan wedding party, it merely is used as a recruiting tool for Somalia terrorists.

</end deep, bitter, sarcasm>


39 posted on 07/12/2010 12:00:35 PM PDT by DoorGunner ("Rom 11: until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in; 26 and so, all Israel will be saved")
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To: coloradomomba; Ladycalif; Moose4; krb
That (Nate Henn) sounds like one incredible young man. The world is much darker with his murder.


It sure sounds like he was to me.

Moose4, on the North Carolina forum here, said he knew him through a church connection.

The Henn family has experienced even MORE trauma today, sad to say.

Mr. Henn's brother was involved in a small plane crash in Chapel Hill, NC in which one person was killed.
From WRAL:

"Kyle Henn was taken to UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill for treatment, according to his sister. She said a friend of the company Kyle Henn works for offered the private flight to the Triangle."

Link: One killed in plane crash at Chapel Hill airport

Thanks to krb for posting the link on the NC Forum.

40 posted on 07/12/2010 1:48:32 PM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Biggirl

Islam , what busy religion.

How do they find the time to kill so many people?

If I didn’t know better, I would think they spread their faith by the sword.


41 posted on 07/12/2010 3:24:14 PM PDT by PA-RIVER
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To: Ladycalif
There are many, many Christians in Uganda.

Pray for that country. Please.

42 posted on 07/12/2010 3:26:58 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: ichabod1

Has Nippletano weighd in on this yet?

Is it a “one off” Tea Party rebel?


43 posted on 07/12/2010 3:37:16 PM PDT by PA-RIVER
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To: ohioWfan; All

Pennsylvania Missionaries Hurt in Blast

WNEP2

Area Volunteers Hurt in Bomb Blast
By Kena Vernon
6:17 PM EDT, July 12, 2010

Members of a church group near Selinsgrove were doing missionary work when bombs exploded Sunday in Uganda and several were hurt.

American reporters were allowed into a hospital in Uganda Monday where victims are recovering after the blast.

Among them were two people from our area who were in the African nation with a church group from Snyder County.

“We were at a place to eat Ethiopian food and we were watching the World Cup and at the beginning of the second period there was this big explosion and the next thing I knew I was on the ground with a bunch of rubble,” said Thomas Kramer of Winfield.

“I had surgery this morning, he had surgery this morning. We’re just waiting for our next steps, you know?” said Kris Sledge, 18, of Snyder County. He was asked if he lost any friends. “Oh, actually, yes. I lost three Ugandans who were good friends that we were doing mission work here. Passed away.”

Christ Community United Methodist Church sent the group of 15 missionaries to Uganda to help out a sister church there. Sledge’s parents said he has some serious injuries.

Tim and Debbie Bingaman said their son was in Uganda with members of the Christ Community United Methodist Church near Selinsgrove. On Sunday the group was in a restaurant watching the World Cup soccer championship game when bombs exploded. Seventy-four people were killed and dozens, including six from the church group.

“Unbelievable. You don’t expect something like this to happen with a very happy go forth group. They were just so excited to go,” said Debbie Bingaman.

“You alway think something could happen but you don’t really expect it to. Just a shock,” said Tim Bingaman.

A total of six were in the mission trip at the time of the bombing. Three of them were from the congregation, including Sledge.

The missionaries were all part of a group of 15 who had traveled to Uganda to help a sister church. Some of the group left a week earlier.

“I was in shock, called other people and cried together. So it’s a big loss for the church there the school there and he (the pastor) was a close friend for us too,” said Susan Heintzelman about one of the Ugandans with whom the missionaries worked.

“I didn’t know what to say. It was a big pill to swallow and hard to comprehend and understand that it happened, just so weird,” said Megan Heintzelman.

The rest of the group was supposed to return today. Sledge was one of those who stayed behind.

He suffered serious injuries to his leg and eye but his parents are confident he will make a full recovery.

“We just know he is going to be fantastic. This is just going to be a testimony for him when he’s behind the pulpit. He’s seen the worst,” added Debbie Bingaman.

Sledge’s family said he will be taken to a hospital in South Africa where he will get treatment for his injuries.

“Our next step is to continue to do anything we can to be supportive for the families here at home, offer support for our team members who are still in Africa and to call our congregation and people of faith together to be praying for the situation and all of the persons who are involved,” said Reverend Kathleen Kind of Christ Community United Methodist Church. Post your comments on Talkback 16 Online
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44 posted on 07/12/2010 7:45:30 PM PDT by Palladin (David Petraeus: "I don't use terms like victory or defeat.")
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To: Palladin
Thank you so much for posting that article, Palladin.

My prayers can now be more specific.

May God use His servants in Uganda - both missionaries and nationals - to further His Kingdom through their testimonies of His unfailing Love.

45 posted on 07/12/2010 7:56:16 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: ohioWfan

Thank you for your prayers. This town of Selinsgrove is very near me. TG all these missionaries survived.

My daughter and her husband, missionaries in Ghana, are returning to that country next month after a summer in the states. I fear for them and all our church people in Africa. They are peaceful people. Most don’t even own guns. They are truly vulnerable. They are more at risk than our diplomats and NGO people, who have military guards and security measures.

The missionaries go right out there amongst the people, with nothing to shield them but the Lord’s grace and the Guardian Angels.

Everyone needs to pray for them, regardless of denomination.


46 posted on 07/12/2010 8:02:46 PM PDT by Palladin (David Petraeus: "I don't use terms like victory or defeat.")
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To: Palladin
Amen, Palladin!

I agree about the risk to those doing the work of Christ.

We need to pray that God will place a shield of protection over each one of them, for they are truly soldiers in this war against evil.

47 posted on 07/12/2010 8:06:30 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: prairiebreeze
You don’t see this terrorist bombing crap happening at baseball or football games.

Actually soccer is technically football, but why bother with baseball? Only the US and Japan are interested in them.

The World Cup is the world's largest and most significant sporting event. Even if they targeted a major US event like the World series, that only has limited interest to tthe rest of the world. American interest in cricket would be on a similar level to everyone else's interest in baseball. For the terrorist who wants maximum exposure, better to target an event that interests 80% of the world.

48 posted on 07/12/2010 10:08:59 PM PDT by Androcles (All your typos are belong to us)
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To: Ladycalif

Prayers.


49 posted on 07/13/2010 3:08:30 AM PDT by happinesswithoutpeace (1.416785(71) x 10^32 Apres moi le deluge frwv)
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To: Androcles

I think you are making my point. Better IMO, to attend football or baseball in the good old US of A.


50 posted on 07/13/2010 5:23:33 AM PDT by prairiebreeze (We don't have a leader in the Oval Office, we have a reader in the Oval Office.)
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