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Islamist terrorist group uses former Christians to bomb churches

November 06, 2012

The Somali Islamist terrorist group Al-Shabaab has trained recent Christian converts to Islam to bomb Kenyan churches, according to the head of the Evangelical Alliance of Kenya.

“It is the recent converts who (are) being used to bomb churches," said Rev. Wellington Mutiso. “It is not members of the Somali, Boran, or Swahili communities, which have many Muslims, but the other tribes which have been known to follow Christianity.”

“We feel those who are attacking us are 'our own' who have recently converted,” added Rev. David Gathanju, head of the Presbyterian Church of East Africa. “That’s why it is difficult for the security to identify them.”


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  • Posted by: jacquebquique5708 - Nov. 06, 2012 6:17 PM ET USA

    You can be very certain of physical intimidation of their families and tribe members. You can also believe the probability of hostages being taken for intimidation value to make sure that they do what they are told to do. Islam converts by using the sword. This pattern of behavior extends back to the Middle Ages and appeared to lessen with the great victory by Christian forces at Lepanto outside Vienna in 1571.