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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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Saints of God, come to their aid! Come to meet them, Angels of the Lord! Requiescant in pace.
More proof that soccer is bad for your health...
You don’t see this terrorist bombing crap happening at baseball or football games.
I wonder if this terrorism had anything to do with the growing ties between Uganda and Israel.
Those Amish really get around!
In simultaneous bombings bearing the hallmarks of the Reilgion of Peace.
It was predicted...
I was relieved when it didn’t happen at the stadiums. I thought it was all clear...then this.
We’re more into rioting after the games...
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.
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.
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.
Islam at work.
Proof that the “Allah” that Muslims worship is the DEVIL.
Prayers up for the victims of this hateful crime.
What’s the Heritage number on foiled terrorist attacks in the U.S. since Sept. 11th, 2001? 28?
Somali Al Qaeda
Nah, this bears all the hallmarks of Quaker fundamentalists. Or maybe pagans.
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.
Damned Ugandan Tea Partiers. Listening to all that hateful right-wing Ugandan talk radio all day. Rush Limbwozi, Sean Mugabity and Glenn Amin Dada.
That sounds like one incredible young man. The world is much darker with his murder.
Is this big? Because this sounds big.
It probably is US American right wing-gers. They’re well known for hating soccer.
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.
Very sad. Barbarians.
How can this still be going on, now that the world is healing under the wise and gentle leadership of Obama?
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...
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.
6 young missionaries from Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania injured in the blast:
>>”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>
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.
"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."
Thanks to krb for posting the link on the NC Forum.
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.
Pray for that country. Please.
Has Nippletano weighd in on this yet?
Is it a “one off” Tea Party rebel?
Pennsylvania Missionaries Hurt in Blast
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
I think you are making my point. Better IMO, to attend football or baseball in the good old US of A.