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ICC Note:  The leader of al-Shabaab has encouraged Muslims in East Africa to help the cause of Jihad and “kill evil Christians”, according to reports.  According to emails, Ahmed Omar Abu-Ubeyda, the new leader of al-Shabaab, encouraged Muslims from Uganda, Djibouti, Ethiopia, and the Central African Republic to join the terror group.  Al-Shabaab is notorious for committing countless atrocities against civilians in Somalia and Kenya, often specifically targeting Christians.  In the attack on Garissa University in Kenya on April 2, al-Shabaab led an assault on the college campus, sparing Muslims while specifically murdering Christians.  The Somali-based terror organization was also responsible for the deadly attack on Westgate Mall in Nairobi in 2013.  

By Jay Akbar

7/27/15, Kenya (Daily Mail) – The leader of Somali terror-group Al-Shabaab has urged Muslims in east-Africa to rise up against the ‘evil Christians’.

In an online statement obtained by MailOnline, Ahmed Omar Abu-Ubeyda told them to ‘migrate to the lands of Jihad’ and seek out battlefields all over the world.

He also welcomed the people of Ethiopia, Djibouti, Uganda and the dangerously unstable Central African Republic to come to Al-Shabaab’s terror training camps.

Ubeyda was appointed the group’s leader in September 2014 after Ahmed Abdi Godane was killed in a U.S. airstrike.

The extremist has made his first public statement since becoming the terror group’s chief in the new report called ‘Eid greetings to the Muslim ummah [community]’.

He justified Al-Shabaab’s cross-border attacks on Kenya in the hate-filled document by saying they were revenge for the ‘oppression and humiliation’ Muslims are facing in his own nation.

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