This is what happens when a belief system that calls for the killing of those who are heretics and apostates takes hold in a society.
The death toll from the most powerful bomb blast witnessed in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, rose to 231, with more than 275 injured, making it the deadliest single attack ever in this Horn of Africa nation, said a senator.
The Saturday, 14 October, blast is the single deadliest attack ever in this Horn of Africa nation.
Ambulance sirens still echoed across the city throughout Sunday, 15 October, as bewildered families wandered in the rubble of buildings looking for missing relatives.
“There’s nothing I can say. We have lost everything,” wept Zainab Sharif, a mother of four who lost her husband. She sat outside a hospital where he was pronounced dead after hours of effort by doctors to save him from an arterial injury.
President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed declared three days of mourning and joined thousands of people who responded to a desperate plea by hospitals to donate blood for the wounded victims. “I am appealing all Somali people to come forward and donate,” he said….