Gunmen Kill 68 in Kenya Mall Attack

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Gunmen opened fire at an upscale Nairobi mall Saturday, killing at least 68 and wounding 175. The city’s police chief Benson Kibue told the Associated Press that it was likely an act of terrorism, with no more than 10 attackers involved. After the gunmen burst into the Westgate mall, which is situated in an affluent neighborhood and popular among expatriates, they began to shoot indiscriminately and take hostages.

The attackers did, however, assert that non-Muslims were being targeted. Witness Elijah Kamau told the AP that the gunmen, who were toting AK-47s and hand grenades, announced that Muslims were safe and should stand up and leave.

Around 5 p.m. local time, the Kenyan Red Cross began reporting on Twitter that some hostages were being evacuated:

Early Sunday morning, about 12 hours after the attack began, several gunmen remained inside the mall with an unknown number of hostages.

Initial suspicions suggested that the al-Qaeda-linked Somali militant group al-Shabab was behind the attack, which Al Jazeera later confirmed:

48 comments
akafir
akafir

 From the Hadith:

 Sahih Muslim (1:33) The Messenger of Allah said: "I have been commanded to fight against people till they testify that there is no god but Allah, that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah, and they establish prayer and pay zakat."  The first part of this condition is the Shahada, or profession of faith in Islam.  Violence is sanctioned until the victims embrace Muhammad's religion.

Perspectives786
Perspectives786

If this had happened in Syria, Time.com would be calling it freedom fighters defending their freedom or some crap

Perspectives786
Perspectives786

These are the same Salafist (look the word up, it is important) who we are supporting in Syria. 

ejecter4579
ejecter4579

@DilliDurAst ah the religion of peace strikes again ! Makes ya' wonder how bad it will be if they get some proper weapons.Oh yeah 9/11 !

IanBortner
IanBortner

If this happened in Syria Time would be calling it a "rebel assault" on an "Assad stronghold."

ayaz
ayaz

Stop propagating your opinion about "Muslims" TIME. People here are not fool and blind.


Tanmeh
Tanmeh

@TIME @TIMEWorld very disaster situation for killing innocent peaple wthout any specfic reasion nd jst pray for god rip for their soul!!!@

scinfidel
scinfidel

@BuzzFeedAndrew I love how followers of Islam are identified by fringe groups;Boko Haram,al-shahab,alqaeda etc.Can't we just say Muslims?

Openminded1
Openminded1

@ayaz Muslims are murdering religious fanatics and not to be trusted by anyone.

DoubleJ102
DoubleJ102

@ayaz But if it was Muslims who did it, how is that an opinion? It's a fact. Muslims are capable of evil and awful things, just as much as anyone else. Sometimes the Western Media isn't wrong.

Openminded1
Openminded1

@scinfidel @BuzzFeedAndrew I call them what they are and maybe you do but the bleeding heart media comes up with there bs, they were fu-ing muslims period.

Openminded1
Openminded1

@IanBortner @Openminded1 @bipolarbrat @DilliDurAst @prasannavishy They are and if they had the money and weapons they would try to rule the world that is why they have planted themselves in almost every country in the world. they become your neighbor smile say hello and plan ways to kill non muslims. the boston brothers were a perfect example.

IanBortner
IanBortner

@Openminded1 @bipolarbrat @DilliDurAst @prasannavishy More Muslim terrorists have been killed by moderates than by the US military, so your comment doesn't make sense.  If all Muslims were radicals than the entire Muslim world would be united in a war against the West but they are not.