More than 150 Christians were gathered to worship Christ in a Muslim majority city of Mtwapa, Kenya. Muslims also organized a worship service only 900 feet from the place where Christians were holding their service. The Muslims’ meeting was to counter the Christians and to ‘teach’ them that they follow false religion. Christian could hear the vilification coming from the Islamic preachers. Undeterred, the Christians continued to worship.
At 7 p.m. local time it got dark. All of a sudden, Muslim radicals threw a grenade in the middle of the gathering. The blast killed two Christians and wounded more than 30. Church leaders called for peace. A pastor who talked to ICC said, “[I urge Christians] not to retaliate. [Rather] they should show love even when they are attacked.”
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