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At least five killed in Nairobi shopping mall (terrorist) gun attack
Reuters ^ | September 21, 2013 | Edmund Blair

Posted on 09/21/2013 6:07:28 AM PDT by Zakeet

At least five people were killed when gunmen burst into a shopping mall in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, on Saturday and opened fire, witnesses said.

Police helicopters circled overhead as armed police shouted "get out, get out", and scores of shoppers fled the building. Smoke poured out of one entrance and witnesses said they heard grenade blasts.

Others said they saw about five armed assailants storm the Westgate shopping mall and that the incident appeared to be an attack rather than an armed robbery.

The Somali militant group al Shabaab has previously threatened to strike the Westgate mall that is popular with the city's expatriate community. It would have been packed on a Saturday morning.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the incident.

"They don't seem like thugs, this is not a robbery incident," said Yukeh Mannasseh who was on the mall's top floor when the shooting started. "It seems like an attack. The guards who saw them said they were shooting indiscriminately."

One eyewitness who identified himself as Taha said he heard the screech of brakes followed moments later by an explosion and then sustained gun fire from the ground floor.

Sporadic gun shots could be heard almost two hours after the shooting started as police combed the building.

At least two dozen wounded were wheeled out on stretchers and shopping trolleys.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alqaedakenya; globaljihad; islam; jihad; kenya; mall; malls; nairobi; obamaspeople; religionofpieces; terrorism

Looks like the Religion of Peace is at it again!

1 posted on 09/21/2013 6:07:28 AM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

Obama is proud that rebels of his birth-country succeeded in killing Infidels.


2 posted on 09/21/2013 6:10:20 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Zakeet

I live in Kenya, and this is most possibly a terrorist attack. While it is possible I may be wrong and it is ‘just’ a robbery, not many robberies involve grenades. Westgate Mall is a high end mall frequented by wealthy Kenyans and expatriates, and in terms of a soft target it is almost perfect. Thus, it is most probably another ‘gift’ from the usual suspects.


3 posted on 09/21/2013 6:10:20 AM PDT by spetznaz (Nuclear-tipped Ballistic Missiles: The Ultimate Phallic Symbol)
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To: spetznaz

On another subject......so, are the that @@#$#$@$$# guy that keeps sending me emails about a lost super account from the local dictator? :^)


4 posted on 09/21/2013 6:11:51 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: All
Reuters Update: At least 15 killed in Nairobi attack: Kenya Red Cross

AP Update: Witness: Kenya attackers targeting non-Muslims

5 posted on 09/21/2013 6:11:58 AM PDT by Zakeet (Democrats haven't destroyed your freedoms ... you can still visit them at the Smithsonian)
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To: spetznaz

“not many robberies involve grenades.”

Were it in the US, Holder would declare it to be a high end robbery.


6 posted on 09/21/2013 6:18:02 AM PDT by Rennes Templar (Seen any scandal headlines lately?)
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To: Zakeet

The Obongo Family strikes again?


7 posted on 09/21/2013 6:31:31 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama: the bearded lady of the Muslim Brotherhood))
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To: Rennes Templar

No, he wouldn’t. He’d say instead that it is an ‘AR-15 grenade.’ Didn’t the Navy shooter have an ‘AR-15 shotgun?’ I wouldn’t be surprised if CNN is saying the terrorists had AR-15s.


8 posted on 09/21/2013 6:36:08 AM PDT by spetznaz (Nuclear-tipped Ballistic Missiles: The Ultimate Phallic Symbol)
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To: Zakeet

Latest: The recce squad just moved inside the mall. These are western trained (Us and Israel) armed with the latest gear and M4s. Also it seems people have stopped pretending it’s just a robbery.


9 posted on 09/21/2013 6:40:24 AM PDT by spetznaz (Nuclear-tipped Ballistic Missiles: The Ultimate Phallic Symbol)
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To: spetznaz

Sounds more like this:

“Somali’s rebel group al-Shabab vowed in late 2011 to carry out a large-scale attack in Nairobi in retaliation for Kenya’s sending of troops into Somalia to fight the Islamic insurgents.”


10 posted on 09/21/2013 6:49:28 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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Death toll reported at 15


11 posted on 09/21/2013 6:50:17 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Zakeet

The gunman told muslims to stand up and leave, they would be safe.

I suspect there were some instantaneous conversions.

So there’s islam - target a mall specifically on a day when they’re holding a children’s event.

Barbarians. Animals. Savages. There are no words strong enough to describe these depraved lunatics.


12 posted on 09/21/2013 6:54:07 AM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: Zakeet
The Somali militant group al Shabaab has previously threatened to strike the Westgate mall that is popular with the city's expatriate community.

I always made it a point to avoid such places like the plague. Also, sidewalk cafes, "American" retail or fast food outlets, isle seats on flights, front table sections in restaurants, and any place with only one way in/out.
13 posted on 09/21/2013 6:56:20 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: Zakeet; All

More ISLAMIC TERRORISM

ISLAM IS EVIL

Sue me, CAIR


14 posted on 09/21/2013 7:19:04 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Anti-Birthers = Obama Supporters)
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To: Zakeet

Death toll up to 20; 50 wounded


15 posted on 09/21/2013 8:07:17 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

I’m wondering when countries will start just outlawing Islam.


16 posted on 09/21/2013 8:10:45 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: Zakeet

A Kenyan friend of mine said the Nairobi airport was also bombed recently.


17 posted on 09/21/2013 8:57:32 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Remember... the first revolutionary was Satan."--Russian Orthodox Archpriest Dmitry Smirnov)
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To: Gaffer
On another subject......so, are the that @@#$#$@$$# guy that keeps sending me emails about a lost super account from the local dictator? :^)

That's Nigerians, not Kenyans, from all reports I've heard.

18 posted on 09/21/2013 8:59:23 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Remember... the first revolutionary was Satan."--Russian Orthodox Archpriest Dmitry Smirnov)
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To: Zakeet

I certainly hope the Kenyans don’t have to put up with any PC nonsense, and go and wipe out anyone associated with this.


19 posted on 09/21/2013 9:01:23 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Zakeet; spetznaz; Gaffer; Rennes Templar; nuconvert; JudyinCanada; PowderMonkey; SeminoleCounty; ...

Daily Mail article, with photos:

'All Muslims leave... we only want to kill non-Muslims': Gunmen massacre at least 22 in Kenyan shopping mall after releasing anyone who could prove they were Islamic by reciting a prayer

20 posted on 09/21/2013 9:09:53 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Remember... the first revolutionary was Satan."--Russian Orthodox Archpriest Dmitry Smirnov)
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To: Albion Wilde

Once again, we have to go to the British Press to get the truth.


21 posted on 09/21/2013 9:10:49 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: spetznaz

I was just about to forward this to you only to find that you were on top of it. Hope you and yours are all accounted for and safe.


22 posted on 09/21/2013 9:38:38 AM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Albion Wilde

CNN still parroting the usual party line: “Motive remains unclear.”


23 posted on 09/21/2013 10:25:14 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: spetznaz

Good point. They will probably say they drove AR-15 SUV’s and wore AR-15 shoes.


24 posted on 09/21/2013 10:28:45 AM PDT by Rennes Templar (Seen any scandal headlines lately?)
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To: Zakeet

Somali Muslims have worn out their welcome in Kenya, refugees or not. They must be driven back out into Somalia, and told to clean out their own house or die, they will no longer be welcome in Kenya.


25 posted on 09/21/2013 1:13:35 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: Zakeet

Obama’s sons.


27 posted on 09/21/2013 11:31:25 PM PDT by chemicalman (The more support I see,the harder I want to work,and the more determined I am not to let folks down.)
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