Skip to comments.Kenyan church attack leaves four worshippers dead and 17 injured
Posted on 03/23/2014 9:27:31 AM PDT by DeaconBenjamin
A bible next to a pool of blood inside the Joy Jesus church in Likoni near Mombasa. Photograph: Str/EPA
At least four people were killed when two gunmen burst into a crowded church and opened fired on worshippers near the Kenyan port of Mombasa.
The attack, which left about 17 wounded, came despite increased security in Kenyan cities amid heightened warnings of extremist violence.
Robert Mureithi, a local police chief, said: "They were shot by gunmen who shot indiscriminately at worshippers and then fled.".
There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but Kenya has been hit by a series of attacks since sending troops into southern Somalia in October 2011 to battle al-Qaida-linked al-Shabaab insurgents.
Kenyan troops, which have since joined the African Union force in Somalia, are taking part in a fresh offensive launched this month against al-Shabaab bases.
In September al-Shabaab commandos killed at least 67 people in Nairobi's Westgate mall.
Last month security chiefs warned of "increased threats of radicalisation" among homegrown Islamists. Last week police arrested two men with a vehicle stashed full of large pipe bombs, which experts said would have been strong enough to bring down a major building.
The interior minister, Joseph Ole Lenku, said on Saturday that security had been beefed up in Mombasa, as well as in the capital, Nairobi, and other towns. "Our officers are out there, they are doing everything possible to fight crime and terrorism," he said.
Last month police raided a mosque accused of encouraging extremism in Mombasa, detaining scores of suspects whom they accused of attending a radicalisation meeting.
Homegrown groups including the Islamist al-Hijra group, a radical organisation formerly known as the Muslim Youth Center, operate on Kenya's coast and have been linked to al-Shabaab
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Muzzies. You can’t live with them and you can’t live them.
Islam is a war plan.
Sure. The churches attacked the innocent people inside. Not the screaming uncivilized barbarian bearded savages.
The leftist press are enemies of the human race, and should be tried en masse for crimes against humanity.
it was Muslim violence, and a mooselimb who shoots up a church is not an extremist by mooselimb standards.
“Islam is a war plan.”
In essence, yes. It was conceived by Satan as a weapon to be used against Christianity and Judaism, so “war plan” is a pretty good description.
We spend two weeks at Language School in Mombasa. We'd take the Likoni ferry to and from the place where we were staying.
This has the potential to escalate into a Nigerian type religious war.
"COEXIST" is not possible.
"Religion of Peace" it is not.
“COEXIST” is not possible.
I have a bumper sticker that asks:
How do you coexist with people that are trying to kill you?