“They also told women they were safe before gunning them down.” As Muhammad said, “War is deceit.”
Garissa University College jihad massacre update: “Kenya’s most wanted: Police hunt teacher Islamist terrorist mastermind behind attack that killed 147, putting £145,000 bounty on his head,” by Darren Boyle, Jay Akbar, Jenny Stanton and Harriet Crawford, Daily Mail, April 3, 2015 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):
A manhunt is under way for the terrorist who masterminded the murder of 147 people in Kenya.
The country’s most wanted man has been identified as Mohamed Mohamud, a former teacher who has a £145,000 bounty on his head for orchestrating the massacre at Garissa University College.
The attack on the university by al-Shabaab terrorists, acting on Mohamud’s orders, was the deadliest on Kenyan soil since the bombing of the American embassy in 1998.
Mohamud, who is a Kenyan national of Somali heritage, is a former teacher with three wives and is thought to be in his mid-40s.
He has been linked to a number of previous attacks and is thought to have been the key figure in the attack on the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, where 67 shoppers were killed in 2013, a Somali security source told The Guardian.
He studied engineering at Jomo Kenyatta University in Nairobi in the early 1990s, before working for a Saudi-based charity, Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation, which the US linked to Al Qaeda between 1993 and 1995, according to Kenya’s Daily Nation newspaper.
He then taught and became a principal at an Islamic school from 1997 to 2000, where his ‘extremist tendencies’ intensified, according to the paper. Mohamud later joined Al Shabaab in Somalia and now leads the group in Kenya.
His organisation has lost several men following some successes by Kenyan security forces, including the loss of his associate Sheikh Mohamed Ali Kheir.
A security source claimed: ‘He has become extremely offended by the latest counter-terrorism activities in Garissa and seeks to avenge these deaths.‘
In December 2012, the Kenyan National Security Intelligence service produced a report claiming that Mohamud was planning a series of terrorist attacks against the country.
Pictures of three dead terrorists responsible for the mass slaughter and another who was captured, have also been posted on social media.
Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga, who visited the survivors in Garissa today, published the images on Facebook.
Five people have been arrested in connection with the attack, CNN reported on Friday, citing Kenyan Interior Minister Joseph Nkaissery.
One of the terrorists attempted to sneak out of the Garissa University College campus during the 13-hour stand off between al-Shabaab and Kenyan military. He was caught by police outside the compound and taken into custody.
The remaining terrorists were killed after Kenyan military stormed the dormitory where they murdered many of their 147 victims.
Three of the dead were policemen, three were soldiers and 142 were students.
The release of the photographs comes as it emerged that the callous terrorists called the family of a girl they had just murdered using her mobile phone to ask her father to ring the Kenyan president, and order him to remove his troops from Somalia.
Other photographs posted on Twitter claimed to show victims of the massacre, murdered in a classroom, and another shocking image depicting about 100 bodies lying face down in a courtyard.
Elizabeth Namarome Musinai, a 20-year-old student who was studying teaching, called home from the university and frantically told her father: ‘There are gunshots everywhere. Tell Mum to pray for me – I don’t know if I will survive.’
The call at dawn was one of several her family received as the attack and hostage drama unfolded at Garissa University College.
At about 1pm, a man got on the line to demand that the President be contacted within two minutes and told to remove troops from neighboring Somalia, where they are fighting al-Shabab extremists.
He phoned back promptly. When told the president had not been contacted, he said: ‘I am going to kill your daughter.’
Three gunshots followed and he hung up. When Elizabeth’s father, Fred Kaskon Musinai, called the man back, he said he was told: ‘She is now with her God.’
Mr Musinai said he is still hanging on to hope that Elizabeth somehow survived, although she is not on the list of wounded, which now numbers 104.
He has traveled from his home in Kitale to Nairobi, where the dead are being brought to a morgue for families to identify and claim.
Mr Musinai told The Star newspaper in Kenya: ‘The caller said the Kenya Defence Forces has killed their children, women and the elderly in Somalia and the attack was a revenge mission.
‘It was so traumatising for us as a family and we pray that God will liberate us from these terrorists.’
The gunmen, who killed 147 people in Kenya’s worst terrorist attack since 1998, ordered people to recite verses from the Koran at gunpoint to avoid being shot. They also told women they were safe before gunning them down.
The men shouted ‘God is great’ as they shot and killed the unarmed civilians….