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Terrorist Attack In Kenyan Shopping Mall: “All Muslims Were Escorted Out Prior To The Beginning of The Carnage”….39 Confirmed Dead So far

Posted by on Sep. 21, 2013 at 9:21 PM
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Quick Notes:  Early witness indicators are the attack began with a half dozen grenades thrown inside the mall.   Then the shooting started.    Hostages have been taken.  Al Shabaab claiming responsibility.   39 confirmed dead so far.  Western media will not cover this too heavily due to type of attack taking place  (grenades, popular shopping mall, random target of non-muslims etc.).

Al Shabaab (African contingent of al-Qaeda) operatives have been working closely with AQAP (Yemen affiliate) for several years.    Al Shabaab has training base in Mexico, and Al Shabaab operatives have been found in the U.S. crossing the U.S. Mexico border.  Al Shabaab was also the contingent who were foiled in the U.S. when they attempted toassassinate the Saudi Ambassador in 2011 at a Washington DC restaurant. 


Killings: At least 15 people are believed to be dead, although police have not confirmed a death toll


Background, video and pictures of the attack taking place – CLICK HERE

Nairobi, Kenya (CNN) — Armed gunmen waged a tense standoff with Kenyan police and soldiers inside an upscale Nairobi shopping mall early Sunday, hours after brazenly gunning down shoppers, diners and more.

There was some movement around 1:30 a.m. (6:30 p.m. ET), when five “visibly shaken” hostages were released, the Kenya National Disaster Operation Centre tweeted. But that didn’t mean this horrific story was over as attackers remained dug in, as authorities bore down on them, and as an unknown number of civilians — perhaps dead or being held hostage — remained unaccounted for inside.


Escape: Women carrying children run for safety as armed police hunt gunmen who went on a shooting spree in Westgate shopping centre


There were 39 confirmed dead as of around midnight Saturday, according to Kenya’s president, who added his close relatives are among those killed. Two gunmen, including one who was detained after being shot, are also dead.

Francis Kimenia, secretary to the Cabinet, tweeted another 293 people got treatment at three area hospitals, which “are appealing for more blood.” The wounded range in age from 2 to 78, the disaster operations center said, urging people to “remember them in your prayers.”

Al-Shabaab, an al-Qaeda-linked militant group based in Somalia, claimed responsibility for the carnage and vowed not to negotiate with Kenyan authorities. It claimed that “all Muslims” were escorted from the mall before the attack — suggesting that its targets were people who didn’t believe in their extreme form of Islam.


by on Sep. 21, 2013 at 9:21 PM
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JoJoBean8
by Silver Member on Sep. 23, 2013 at 10:06 AM

bump

sarahjz
by Bronze Member on Sep. 23, 2013 at 12:09 PM

Awful.

Ednarooni160
by Eds on Sep. 23, 2013 at 12:51 PM

This is scary..they were obviously targeting non muslims.. Can you imagine being in a mall and having someone escort  everyone but a certain type out...whatever that "type" would be..black, white, christians, muslims and you (general you) are watching them being escorted out wondering "what's up"...  Just "scary"..

erika9009
by Silver Member on Sep. 23, 2013 at 2:57 PM

Since this group is in Mexico, they can get in the US very easy just by walking. 

I hate to say this, but it's going to take an attack like this in the US (Probably San Diego or Phoenix) to get the southern US border closed.   

gludwig2000
by Gina on Sep. 23, 2013 at 5:01 PM

 SMH. What can you say? Its so terribly sad, and I've said it over and over, I do not understand targeting just anyone who happens to be around. All of these poor people.

gludwig2000
by Gina on Sep. 23, 2013 at 5:03 PM
Knowing that they have camps in Mexico is scary, and I really hope and pray that your scenario doesn't have to play out for us to keep them and others who want to hurt us out.
Quoting erika9009:

Since this group is in Mexico, they can get in the US very easy just by walking. 

I hate to say this, but it's going to take an attack like this in the US (Probably San Diego or Phoenix) to get the southern US border closed.   

muslimomof2
by on Sep. 23, 2013 at 5:07 PM

im confused why the separated the muslims from the non muslims but then they say a lot of the killers were the european women? makes no sense :(

muslimomof2
by on Sep. 24, 2013 at 2:36 AM

Ummm I am a muslim did you miss my name I am also a convert from America I just find the story odd a Terriorist group from mexico with europeans in  it shot up a mall in Kenya? its very confusing..


Quoting SallyMJ:

European women (and the 3 Americans) can be Muslim. 


Quoting muslimomof2:

im confused why the separated the muslims from the non muslims but then they say a lot of the killers were the european women? makes no sense :(





SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Sep. 24, 2013 at 2:45 AM

Oops, you're right - Didn't notice your name when I responded! Sorry.   :)

That is very strange - What it means to me is that they are a very metastasizing group - which is bad - that can be all over. And the training group in Mexico, to me, means they want to attack inside the US.  :(

Have you heard anything about this more than our English language news has?


Quoting muslimomof2:

Ummm I am a muslim did you miss my name I am also a convert from America I just find the story odd a Terriorist group from mexico with europeans in  it shot up a mall in Kenya? its very confusing..


Quoting SallyMJ:

European women (and the 3 Americans) can be Muslim. 


Quoting muslimomof2:

im confused why the separated the muslims from the non muslims but then they say a lot of the killers were the european women? makes no sense :(







muslimomof2
by on Sep. 24, 2013 at 2:49 AM

No I live in VA lol I'm an American convert so I only got the same information you got but that makes a little more sense its just all very confusing. Its very depressing to me as usual that someones using the Islam religion as an excuse to kill people when its not at all what its about and I once again get to be scared walking out my door tomorrow :/

Quoting SallyMJ:

Oops, you're right - Didn't notice your name when I responded! Sorry.   :)

That is very strange - What it means to me is that they are a very metastasizing group - which is bad - that can be all over. And the training group in Mexico, to me, means they want to attack inside the US.  :(

Have you heard anything about this more than our English language news has?


Quoting muslimomof2:

Ummm I am a muslim did you miss my name I am also a convert from America I just find the story odd a Terriorist group from mexico with europeans in  it shot up a mall in Kenya? its very confusing..


Quoting SallyMJ:

European women (and the 3 Americans) can be Muslim. 


Quoting muslimomof2:

im confused why the separated the muslims from the non muslims but then they say a lot of the killers were the european women? makes no sense :(









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