Terrorists in Kenya tormented students before killing them

From The Christian Post I learned another horrible thing about terrorists of the Religion of Peace.

As the death toll from the Garissa University College massacre climbed to 148 Friday, eyewitness accounts from survivors revealed a harrowing picture of how students were made to wait in line to be shot in the head. Some were even forced to make calls to their parents to tell them they were about to die.

The family of 20-year-old Garissa student, Elizabeth Namarome Musinai, told Yahoo News that she called her father during the attack at dawn on Thursday and said: “There are gunshots everywhere! Tell Mum to pray for me — I don’t know if I will survive.”

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Survivor Maureen Manyego, 21, told Standard Media that she heard the terrorists taunting students as she hid in a wardrobe.

“We are not bad guys, we are just here to make your Easter holiday better,” Mayengo recalls a gunman saying.

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Sts. Nunilo and Alodia, pray for us.

St. Lawrence of Brindisi, pray for us.

St. Pius V, pray for us.

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12 Responses to Terrorists in Kenya tormented students before killing them

  1. gramma10 says:

    God help us all. These men are straight from hell. We really must pray more!

    On the other side of things, you probably heard Christ Himself pouring out from the heart of little Myriam—–Go to sat7uk.org
    So we can observe good and evil right before our very eyes.
    The interviewer of Myriam told Raymond Arroyo that what he asks from us all in PRAYER. Just prayer! Amen

  2. Dr Guinness says:

    I ask also the intercession of Bl Urban II, who convoked the first Crusade.

  3. JARay says:

    I confess to asking Jesus, daily, to bring about the end of the Islamic assault on Christians.

  4. Supertradmum says:

    A priest in another diocese where some people I know went to Easter Mass said it is criminal for us to ignore the plight of the Christians across Africa and the Middle East. He said America should consider war. But, of course, the Crusades, which I firmly believe were valid, except for the evil excesses and the rivalries among the kings, take real men and men of Faith, sadly missing in our societies and in our churches.

    I remember teaching the Crusades years ago and asked my mostly male class if any of them would go on a Crusade if the Pope called them to do this. Only two out of the entire class said yes. And, they were all conservative Catholic boys who would now be in their late-twenties.

  5. Elizabeth D says:

    A phone call before dying for one’s faith is a huge opportunity for witness. “I die willingly for love of my crucified Lord Jesus Christ, and I am asking God to forgive those who mean to kill me, who do not know what they are doing.” Good to be a martyr, better to be a canonizable martyr.

  6. Kerry says:

    Yes, what Elizabeth D said.

    In soto voce, Ethelreda, my efforts to comment at your place failed. Those three volumes you want can be read, without having to download, at the Internet Archive. K.)

  7. Gaetano says:

    Then there shall be no doubt that they died because of odium fidei. Alleluia!

    The white-robed army of martyrs praise you.

    Throughout the world the holy Church acclaims you; Father, of majesty unbounded, your true and only Son, worthy of all worship, and the Holy Spirit, advocate and guide.

    You, Christ, are the king of glory, the eternal Son of the Father.
    When you became man to set us free you did not shun the Virgin’s womb.

    You overcame the sting of death and opened the kingdom of heaven to all believers.
    You are seated at God’s right hand in glory. We believe that you will come and be our judge.

    Come then, Lord, and help your people, bought with the price of your own blood, and bring us with your saints to glory everlasting.

  8. O God, please clean up the mess!

  9. The Masked Chicken says:

    I had not been watching any news during Holy Week, so this is the first I have heard of this. Africa is a fractured country with a solid Moslem north and a solid Christian (mostly Catholic) south. It is a powder keg waiting to blow. The country might as well be divided between those willing to behead and those willing to forgive their beheaders. Most of the web hubs into Africa are on the Christian side and there might be the most dangerous problem – the lack of free discourse on the Moslem side. The isolationism breeds both cultism and fanaticism. Most Moslems, probably, have their information about the West filtered through a system that does not tolerate open searching for the truth. I see no way out of this perpetual state of war as long as money flows into North Africa. Without money, that region will, quickly, revert to a Bedouin ghetto.

    We must get away from oil, at all cost. I suspect an almost lock-step grow in violence with oil money. If we could find an alternative to oil, the situation would evaporate, once Middle Eastern oil money is taken out of the equation. Of course, administrations must have known this for forty years and simply haven’t cared. In my opinion, money for energy research should have little to do about global warming and everything to do with global cooling – cooling the hot spots in the Middle East by starving off the ability of the Saudis, Somalis, etc. to buy weapons through oil.

    The Chicken

  10. JARay says:

    Nigeria, where these atrocities happened, is roughly divided between Muslims in the North and Catholics in the South. We had a priest in my parish who comes from Nigeria and he told me that wealthy Muslims will often incite poor Muslims to attack Catholics in the South by paying a kind of annuity to the parents of these young, poor Muslims if they do so carry out attacks against Catholics and actually happen to get killed in the process.

  11. Marissa says:

    We had a priest in my parish who comes from Nigeria and he told me that wealthy Muslims will often incite poor Muslims to attack Catholics in the South by paying a kind of annuity to the parents of these young, poor Muslims if they do so carry out attacks against Catholics and actually happen to get killed in the process.

    That is terrible and a very creepy way for those in power to rid themselves of the children of the poor.

  12. CrimsonCatholic says:

    Masked Chicken,

    There really is no sustainable energy source that can replace oil and coal. Nuclear might be an option, but it is more costly and angers environmentalist just as much as oil and coal being used for energy.

    There are outspoken groups that want to get off of OPEC oil by drilling and producing more here in the US (which is third largest producer, producing 12% of the world’s output of oil), however the current administration is thwarting any attempt to drill here. The current administration needs to be changed before this country can be weaned from OPEC oil.

    However, China is as large of a consumer of oil as the US is and India and Japan are greatly increasing consumption as well. So it wouldn’t bankrupt the OPEC is the US stopped being a consumer.