Muslim terrorists attack, kill Catholic schoolchildren with a grenade

From UPI:

NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept. 30 (UPI) — A grenade attack on a Catholic church Sunday school in Kenya killed one boy and critically injured six other children, the Red Cross said.

The attack happened around 10:30 a.m. at the St. Polycarp Catholic church in Nairobi and was immediately blamed on Somalia’s al-Shabaab Islamist militants, the BBC reported.

Nairobi Police Chief Moses Ombati told the Sunday Nation newspaper some of the injuries were caused by a panic stampede after the blast.

He said no one saw the person who threw the grenade, but three people were arrested while taking pictures of the blast scene. The three told police they were Somali television journalists, the newspaper said.

Soon after the explosion, a group of youths began attacking a nearby mosque, but they were dispersed without incident by police, Ombati said.

Al-Shabaab militants have targeted Kenyan churches in the past in retaliation for Kenya’s participation in an African Union military mission in Somalia to roust the group considered to be a terrorist organization.

Sts. Nunilo and Alodia, pray for us.

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  1. SKAY says:

    Christians have also been attacked and churches burned in Pakistan–blaming the video. Any excuse seems to do.
    In the US–

    “On Friday, over 1,000 activists gathered in Dearborn, Michigan, to rally against free speech, protesting an online anti-Islamic video some still claim is the motivation behind protests in the Middle East.

    “There is a need for deterrent legal measures against those individuals or groups that want to damage relations between people, spread hate and incite violence,” said organizer Osama Siblani, a publisher for Arab-American News and self-proclaimed “moderate.”

    “We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to sow the seeds of hate and discord against the religious beliefs of others,” he added.

    Henry Payne wrote at the Detroit News that Siblani “is apparently oblivious to how gutting the First Amendment would affect his own business.”

    According to Payne, organizers “seek an international law banning what they define as anti-Mohammed speech that would supersede American law.”

    Think about what that would mean. This administration is already ignoring much of the First Ammendment.

  2. Johnno says:

    According to the Obama Administration, there is no religious violence going on in, just tribal warefare and misunderstandings. This is also the same administration who got rid of the already underfunded Watchdog office whose job it was to monitor religious violence and discrimination in the U.S. and abroad.

    Can Christians protest to make a law that bans all the offensive depictions of Christ by ‘artists’ who mold crucifixion scenes out of crap and piss? Can we ban the offensive atheist FFF foundation ads from the newspapers and bus stops? I’m guessing no…

    And this ‘film’ is all a smokescreen anyway. The Muslim violence in the Middle East had nothing to do with it, it’s all to get you to look away form the real problem: Failed American foreign Policy, a failed ‘Arab Spring’, and the general anti-American sentiment that is still rife there, deserved or not, and also the evil anti-Christian sentiment that has always been there!

    The media is touting this ‘film’ angle because they themselves are complicit in the failure and because they secretly celebrate the death of Christianity to such an extent that they’re even willing to champion Islam as a religion of peace who just doesn’t like to have their feelings hurt, therefore it’s always the Christian’s fault and the sooner Christianity goes away, the more peaceful the world will be under secular peace and Islamic peace. They’re utter morons!

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