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There is growing radicalization of Muslims in Kenya. The Muslim radicals are responsible for attacks against churches. We urge Kenya to stop the spread of radical Islam in the country.
Radical Islam is growing in Kenya, where Muslim mobs recently attacked churches. We urge Kenyan government to take steps to prevent further violence against Christians in the country.
On August 27, the Salvation Army church in Mombasa, Kenya was attacked after a Muslim sheikh was gunned down in the streets.
Although the Christian community was not responsible for the Muslim’s death, they were among the first to be targeted by radical Islamists in the city. The escalating violence targeting Christians raises concerns that Islamic extremism is on the rise in the Christian-majority country of Kenya. Many of these extremists are connected to or sympathizers of Al Shabab, an Al Qaeda-linked terrorist group in Somalia.
Al Shabab, an Al Qaeda-linked terror group in Somalia, has sought to rid the region of Christians and is specifically targeting Christian converts from Islam. Many Somali Christians, having fled persecution in their homeland, have found little security in neighbouring East African countries. Even in the Christian-majority country of Kenya, radical Islam is steadily gaining numbers and influence.
Muslim mobs destroyed property belonging to churches in Kenya town of Mombasa. Christians leaders are demanding Kenyan government to compensate for the destoryed property. We join the Christians in calling for Kenyan government to rebuild the destroyed Christian institutions. The Kenyan government has failed to protect its citizens from Muslim radical attacks and as such bears responsiblity for the destruction. We also urge Kenya to bring all the perpetrators of the attacks to justice.
A Kenyan Muslim leader accuses other Muslim preachers of inciting violence in which several churches were attacked and people killed. We urge more Muslim leaders to speak against violence by Muslim radicals.
Kenyan church leaders are taking their government to court after Muslim rioters attacked churches. We agree with the church leaders and call for the government of Kenya to protect the country's Christians from attackers.
Muslim rioters attacked churches in Kenyan city of Mombasa. Kenyan church leaders are planning to sue the government of Kenya for its failure to protect the churches. We believe that Kenya has failed in its responsiblity to protect the targeted churches. Kenya must bring those responsible for the attacks to justice.
One person was killed and two churches looted following riots by Muslim youth in the Kenyan city of Mobassa. We urge Kenyan officials to protect Christians from the Muslim attackers.
Evangelical Victory Church of Game-Loitiki, a village located 7 kilometers outside of Isiolo, Kenya, was attacked and looted on July 7 by an armed mob believed to be sympathizers of the al Qaeda-linked Somali terrorist network al-Shabab.
An evangelical church was attacked by Islamic militants in central Kenya last month. The attack came only a week after gunmen hurled grenades at two churches in Garissa, eastern Kenya, killing 15 worshippers. Christians are concerned that Islamic extremism, linked to the Somalia militant group al-Shabab, is on the rise in Kenya.
"This is intentionally targetting us. We will fight back, but through prayers not weapons."
"We feel since Christians are a minority, they must be protected in their domain."
The activities of Islamic radicals are increasing in Africa. The Islamists, who fight to impose Sharia law, routinely attack Christians.
"We have been carrying out a crackdown and we have arrested several suspects who are being interrogated."
“Then we heard a loud bang which we mistook to be coming from the rooftops. When we heard the second one we decided to lie down and within no time the sounds were coming from inside the church. Everybody was wailing and crying for help. When silence returned, I stood up to find my sister bleeding profusely; she had been shot in the stomach. I tried waking her up although I was also in pain. Sadly she had passed on.”
"The mujahedeen (holy warriors) punished with their hands those believing and worshipping other than Allah. The militants will continue until such practice is eliminated."
"The Muslim leaderships in the country, particularly in northeastern Kenya, are saying that they are offering Muslims themselves to guard the churches, particularly on Sundays, as Christians go to the churches and pray.”
Fearing that recent attacks be Islamic militants on churches in Kenya might spark religious violence, Muslims and Christians are banning together to speak out against retaliation and to prevent further violence. Whether this will actually deter attacks by Islamic militants is uncertain.
The recent bloody massacre of 17 in twin attacks against churches in Kenya has prompted one law group to call on the Kenyan government to increase it's protections of Christians. In one of the attacks, suspected Islamic militants tossed grenades into one of the churches and then proceeded to gun down Christians as they fled the building. According to the legal group, the Kenyan government is not taking the security threat seriously.
The White House spoke quickly yesterday to condemn the violent attacks on two Christian churches yesterday in Kenya that killed 17. The attacks were carried out by suspected Islamic militants during worship services on Sunday morning. The militants used grenades and automatic weapons to slaughter worshipers as they tried to escape.
The influence of the Somali radical Islamic group,al-Shabaab, has grown in countires such as Kenya.The Islamist group has repeatedly said that it wants to eradicate Christians from Somalia. The group is reponsible for killing several Somali Christian converts from Islam.
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