Muslim converts in Somalia imbibing their new religion’s traditions of peace and tolerance. “Somalia Militants Use “˜Ex-Christians” To Bomb Kenya Churches,” by Joseph DeCaro for BosNewsLife, November 4 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):
NAIROBI, KENYA (BosNewsLife)– Somalia’s militant Islamist group al-Shabab uses converts from religious Christianity to Islam to carry out attacks against churches in neighboring Kenya as part of what they call a “holy war”, or Jihad, officials said in comments monitored by BosNewsLife Sunday,
Al-Shabab, which still remains influential in southern Somalia despite suffering setbacks, launches border attacks into Kenya with “poor youths from Christian backgrounds,” confirmed Reverend Wellington Mutiso, head of the Evangelical Alliance of Kenya.
“It is the recent converts who (are) being used to bomb churches,” he said. “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” as a religion, Mutiso added in published remarks.
Analysts aren’t surprised about the trend. Godffery Ngumi, senior lecturer at the Department of Religion and Philosophy at Kenya’s Kenyatta University, said recent converts can be “easily manipulated” because they “know very little about their new religion.”
And if they knew a great deal about it, what is there within it that would stop them from doing this?
The use of converts from traditional Christian peoples makes it extremely difficult to identify and stop would-be attackers who can seamlessly blend into any Christian congregation….