Muslim Bus Passengers Defend The Lives Of Christians From Al-Shabaab Extremists
It has been reported that some Kenyan Christians have been saved from impending death by some Muslims who refused to be separated from them as the bus they were driving on was ambushed by Islamic extremists.
According to Kenya’s Daily Nation news service, an Islamic extremist group known as the Al-Shabaab militants killed two people and injuring three while they were travelling on a bus from Nairobi to Mandera.
As told by Deputy County Commissioner Julius Otieno, the attackers were lining up the passengers based on their religious beliefs.
“They were trying to identify who were Christians and who were not. They told the non-Christians to return to the vehicle,” Otieno said.
Mandera Governor Ali Roba said the passengers had refused to be separated and dared the attackers to either kill all of them or leave.
“This forced the militants to leave in a hurry fearing retaliation by residents from nearby villages,” he said.
“The locals showed a sense of patriotism and belonging to each other by insisting that the Al-Shabaab should kill them together or leave them alone.”
The local people had been injured trying to protect the “non-Muslims” on the bus. In these villages, it is estimated that 30 radical fighters have pledged allegiance to radical Islam. They have been attempting to radicalise villagers without having any success.
The most horrifying attack that Al-Shabaab has done up to date was the massacre of students at Garissa University on April 2 where 152 people were murdered including the gunmen.
Article: Christian Today