How not to return the favor for being given refuge: trying to turn your host country into Somalia. “Attacks on African Christians surging,” by Michael Carl for World Net Daily, December 20 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):
Attacks on Christians are surging in Kenya, and analysts say Islamic radicals are putting a bull’s-eye on the community.
International Christian Concern’s Middle East specialist Aidan Clay says he recently visited a victim of a Somali mob attack in Kenya.
“When I saw him a month after the incident, he was still badly bruised, could hardly see out of his right eye which was black, and was missing teeth,” Clay said.
Clay said the attacks are getting more frequent and more intense.
“Recently, there has been a slight surge of violence targeting Christians inside Kenya, provoked mainly by Somali Muslims, some of whom are likely from the militant group al-Shabaab,” Clay said.
“It appears that the Islamist militants are not only targeting crowded areas and tourists, but also narrowed in on a Kenyan Christian community,” he said.
Recently, a Somali Christian man living in Kenya was beaten unconscious by Somali mobs inside Kenyan territory.
Christian news agency Compass Direct, which reports persecution of Christians, reported that a gang of seven Somali Muslims accused 23-year-old Ibrahim (his last name was withheld for security) of apostasy, then left him for dead. It happened only a few weeks after a similar attack on his brother.
Reports also say that Ibrahim was raised as a Christian, so the charge of apostasy has no legal grounds.
Clay said the attack victim he saw “was followed home by six Somali Muslims who had overheard the young man saying on the phone that he is Christian.”
“They beat him unconscious, nearly killing him, and dropped him off, bleeding and naked, outside a Presbyterian church in Nairobi. The guards outside the church took him to the hospital and his life was spared,” Clay said.
The attack that drew the attention of the Barnabas Fund’s Prayer Alert was a grenade attack in Garissa.
“One witness said that she heard the attackers say after the explosion, ‘It is just the beginning,'” the Barnabas Fund said. “Police said that the attack in the predominantly Muslim town could be religiously motivated and al-Shabaab sympathisers may have been responsible.”
Clay agreed that the Garissa attack is the likely work of al-Shabaab.
“On November 5, two people, including an 8-year-old girl, were killed in a grenade attack on the East African Pentecostal Church compound in Garissa in eastern Kenya. The attack was probably committed by al-Shabaab sympathizers,” Clay said.
“Though Garissa and much of eastern Kenya is predominantly Muslim, it’s rare to see deliberate attacks on churches. And, it appears that Christians are merely one of many groups being targeted in Kenya,” Clay said. […]
But while other attacks are taking place, they are being targeted because they are Christians, not because al-Shabaab and its sympathizers just like to break things. Bottom line:
Racho said “the increasing activities of Islamists poses a threat to the rights of Christians to worship freely in Kenya.”