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Muslims in Kenya vow to protect Christian churches

July 05, 2012

Reacting to a massacre at a Christian church in Garissa, Kenya, a group of local Muslim leaders have promised to recruit volunteers to guard other Christian churches.

Adan Wachu, who heads the Supreme Council of Kenyan Muslims, said that the Islamic community in Kenya does not want to see sectarian divisions in the country. "There are people out there who are determined to make Kenya another Nigeria," he said, alluding to the Christian-Muslim clashes in that country.

The attack on the church in Garissa is generally attributed to Al Shabab, an Islamic terrorist group from neighboring Somalia.


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  • Posted by: normnuke - Jul. 05, 2012 10:04 PM ET USA

    This is wonderrful news! This is exactly the kind of muslim 'moderation' we have been praying for. Thank you for printing this story.

  • Posted by: rpp - Jul. 05, 2012 8:30 PM ET USA

    Rare indeed it is when Muslims *earnestly* promise to protect Christians. I pray this is one of those rare cases.