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31 people dead in hostage standoff at Nairobi mall (36 hostages still held by Al Qaeda linked group)
CNN ^ | Sept 21, 2013 | Michael Martinez. Faith Karimi and Zain Verjee, CNN

Posted on 09/21/2013 1:23:22 PM PDT by Innovative

There are 31 people confirmed dead in Saturday's attack at a Nairobi shopping mall, the Kenya National Disaster Operation Centre tweeted. "Bodies in the lobby area and ground floor to be removed," the organization added.

Several hours after the assault began, Al-Shabaab, an al-Qaeda-linked militant group based in Somalia, claimed responsibility for the bloodshed.

There were also 100 people injured, the official said.

As darkness fell in Nairobi, authorities said as many as 36 hostages are still being held by the gunmen in the mall...

Americans were also injured in the attack, said Deputy State Department Spokesperson Marie Harf.

But the group said "there will be no negotiations whatsoever" at the mall. The extremists also said on Twitter that "all Muslims inside #Westgate were escorted out by the Mujahideen before beginning the attack."

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


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; alqaedakenya; alqaida; alshabaab; alshabab; globaljihad; hostage; hostages; islam; jihad; kenya; killingamericans; killingchristians; killingforeigners; killingnonmuslims; mall; malls; mujahideen; muslims; nairobi; obamaspeople; religionofpieces; shoppingcenter; terrorattack; terrorism; twitter; westgate
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To: BenLurkin

You know if I didn’t hate islam before, Hussein 0bama has guaranteed it!


21 posted on 09/21/2013 1:55:55 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Muzzie killing muzzie what's the downside and who am I to stop them ?)
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To: Innovative

And it’s happening right in Obama’s home town.


22 posted on 09/21/2013 2:01:30 PM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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To: Innovative

They need to take out ~20 mosques and imams in retribution.


23 posted on 09/21/2013 2:02:58 PM PDT by Paladin2 (h)
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To: Innovative

This is a different kind of Al Qaeda from the guys we’re trying to help in Syria, right?


24 posted on 09/21/2013 2:05:20 PM PDT by tbpiper
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To: Izzy Dunne
I guess when the attackers shouted for all Muslims to get away; they were doing it as a false-flag operation?

A bunch of extremists, I'm sure. A splinter group.

Note that splinter starts with the same letter as sarcasm.

25 posted on 09/21/2013 2:05:35 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: BenLurkin
Thnx.

Quite similar to:

"“The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.”"

26 posted on 09/21/2013 2:05:53 PM PDT by Paladin2 (h)
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To: tumblindice

That Ben Ghazi guy just won’t shut up.


27 posted on 09/21/2013 2:07:54 PM PDT by Paladin2 (h)
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To: Innovative

Coming soon to a mall near you...


28 posted on 09/21/2013 2:08:13 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Innovative

UPDATE:

Police: 39 people confirmed dead in hostage standoff at Nairobi, Kenya, mall

http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/21/world/africa/kenya-mall-gunbattle/index.html

The death toll in a hostage standoff at a Nairobi mall has risen to at least 39 dead and 150 wounded, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said in a televised address Saturday.


29 posted on 09/21/2013 2:11:58 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Innovative

Is Drudge on vacation today? Anyway, if you see the videos CNN has been showing, it’s not just Africans who were in the Mall.


30 posted on 09/21/2013 2:15:03 PM PDT by BeadCounter (Really? Syria?)
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To: Innovative

They need to just blow the innards out of the Terrorists just like the Nigerian Government has done to Boko Harum, only respoonse.


31 posted on 09/21/2013 2:15:46 PM PDT by BeadCounter (Really? Syria?)
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To: freedumb2003

It’s friends of the O.


32 posted on 09/21/2013 2:19:23 PM PDT by funfan
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To: BenLurkin
I was saving this photo but typed in “Saddam” instead of B. O. Anybody got a pic of Obama with his leg in the air at the golf course?
33 posted on 09/21/2013 2:23:50 PM PDT by hummingbird (Don't be afraid of the big words.)
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To: Innovative

-— at least 39 dead and 150 wounded, -—

In this age of Islamic terrorism, concealed carry must be allowed. This won’t stop bombings, but it would minimize these kinds of attacks.


34 posted on 09/21/2013 2:27:36 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: hummingbird
"I was saving this photo but typed in “Saddam” instead of B. O."

Clarification: I didn't mean to type "Saddam". Subconsciously did it.

35 posted on 09/21/2013 2:28:46 PM PDT by hummingbird (Don't be afraid of the big words.)
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To: hummingbird

http://dailycaller.com/2013/08/12/caption-this-potus-strikes-amusing-pose-while-golfing-on-your-dime/


36 posted on 09/21/2013 2:31:10 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: BeadCounter
definitely not just Africans tourists too
37 posted on 09/21/2013 2:33:52 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Innovative

Can we call this a WORLD RELIGIOUS WAR yet?


38 posted on 09/21/2013 2:43:21 PM PDT by doc maverick
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To: Innovative
"According to Obama the War on Terror is over

The war is over because they have one of their own in the White House.


39 posted on 09/21/2013 2:44:19 PM PDT by Iron Munro (When a killer screams 'Allahu Akbar' you don’t need to be mystified about a motive.)
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To: Iron Munro

A war, by definition, requires two sides. In attacks like this you have the guys with guns. And victims.

We stopped fighting back years ago. We are now in retreat. In a year, we will have effectively surrendered—or at least declared out neutrality.


40 posted on 09/21/2013 2:47:27 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Who will watch the watchers?)
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