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5 churches attacked in Kenya

August 30, 2012

Five Protestant churches in Mombasa, Kenya’s second-largest city, were attacked following the August 27 killing of a Muslim cleric, according to Sabahi, a web site sponsored by the Africa Command of the US Armed Forces.

Noting that “innocent worshipers were injured,” the National Council of Churches of Kenya issued a statement “strongly condemn[ing] the atrocious and unwarranted attacks.”

“We have completely failed to understand the logic that made the demonstrators associate the heinous murder of [Aboud Rogo Mohammed] with the churches and other properties belonging to innocent Kenyans,” the statement added.

“No bona fide Muslim leadership would condone attacks on places of worship and threatening and harming other people,” commented Abdulrahman Wandati, executive director of the Muslim Consultative Council. “Why the protesters are targeting churches is beyond anyone’s comprehension.”

The nation of 41.9 million is 25% Catholic, 45% Protestant, and 10% Muslim.

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  • Posted by: Justin8110 - Aug. 30, 2012 9:43 PM ET USA

    "No bonafide Muslim leadership would condone attacks on places of worship and threatening and harming other people?" Is this guy insane? The Koran itself says that killing and harming non Muslims is justified. Any sane Muslim who took his religion seriously would condone both threats and attacks. That is just the nature of Islam. It always was and always will be.

  • Posted by: rpp - Aug. 30, 2012 12:44 PM ET USA

    Western Europe in three years, America in 8-10 years.