Joel Ayora, who was on the campus and witnessed the attack, said gunmen burst into a Christian service. Taking hostages from the service, they then “proceeded to the hostels, shooting anybody they came across except their fellows, the Muslims.”
The attackers separated students by religion, allowing Muslims to leave and keeping an unknown number of Christians hostage, Agence France-Presse reported. (More)
According to one report in the Daily Mail it calls it the worst attack in Kenyan history and labels it the Easter Week Massacre. They report:
The attack is believed to be the worst terrorist attack on Kenyan soil since the bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi in 1998 which killed more than 200 people.
The terrorists struck mid-way through Holy Week, the most solemn period in the Christian calendar. Tonight, the Christian students were planning to celebrate the Last Supper in preparation for Good Friday. (More)
They ran through the dorms screaming “We are Al-Shabob”, and some reports say they beheaded students also. According to a report in Nigeria Daily, “The group raided the Garissa University campus shortly after 5am local time, overwhelming guards and murdering people they suspected of being a Christian.
The death toll rose to 147 tonight and the siege ended, according to the country’s disaster response agency. A total of 79 were injured and 587 were led to safety.”
Mohammed Mohamud is the so called mastermind who they believe is behind Al-shabob there. Whether you call them Boko Haram, Al-shabob, Al-queda, ISIS or Houthis they are all the same. They have banded together to cleanse the land from Iran to the coasts of Africa of Christians and other minorities claiming control through a god, and a law laid by this god. They are not rebels, they are not radicalized, they are simply following the words of their prophet. And they are cleansing the land they capture of Christians.
As I reported before as Nigerian Christians cried out to the world for intervention: Just how much territory do they control? It’s been said that Boko Haram alone controls land the size of Belgium. How could this happen? How could the world allow this cancer to spread? They seem to have underestimated the super highway that has been constructed right under their noses. By uniting with ISIS, Al-shabob, Al-queda, Hezbollah, Hamas, Taliban and Iran they have created this super highway of terror that reaches from Iran to the coast of Africa. They are receiving funding and weapons with their own network of alliances that rival NATO. That’s not hyperbole or an understatement. (More)
My heart goes out to the victims of this attack. It’s time to ask our western leaders the tough questions. The questions they refuse to answer. Why are you silent on this genocide of Christians, why are you silent about the true nature of these groups racing across the land at lightening speed? Why do you refuse to acknowledge this genocide? This week as Christians celebrate Holy Week, the week we celebrate the gift given to the world by our Lord and Savior, the gift of life for those who believe, why is Western Leaders silent about this genocide? If Muslims had been attacked on Ramadan or any other of their holy weeks the world would have been on fire with condemnation. The revenge attacks would have made the Charlie Hebdo attacks pale in comparison. So with the beginning of the Arab Spring, and the push to remove leaders causing civil wars, behind the screen of democracy, hope and change has come to 1/4 of the world, with the rest of the world in disbelief or uncaring. So Foreign policy is a complete and total failure, the Middle East and Africa are in chaos. So while they divide the spoils, again we see collateral damage of genocidal proportions.
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