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Kenyan Muslims shield Christians from al-Shabaab

Perhaps this offers a bit of hope for better news in the coming year:
Their M.O. is a tried and terrifying one: Launch a raid, single out Christians, and then spray them with bullets.
But when Al-Shabaab militants ambushed a bus Monday, things didn’t go according to plan.
A group of Kenyan Muslims shielded the Christian passengers and [...]

The Muslim hero of Westgate Mall horror

This is a cross-post by Paul Canning

This is one of the most moving and viral images which came out of the terrorist attack on the Westgate Mall in Nairobi.
Last night we learned the identity of the man who the little girl is running towards and all of Kenya is hailing him as a hero.
His name [...]

Shock! Islamism may be involved in Nairobi massacre, says Guardian

After – in fact during – the hideous massacre in Nairobi The Guardian has really outclassed itself with its special brand of fatuity, which causes old Guardianastas like me to swallow a little vomit.
There was Jenkins’ ludicrous piece.  It’s neatly summed up here and has been much linked to in derision.
There was Giles Foden:-
“al-Shabaab [...]

The Nairobi siege

David Cameron’s comment on the relationship between Islam and horrific recent events in Nairobi doesn’t seem to make full sense:
“These appalling terrorist attacks that take place where the perpetrators claim they do it in the name of a religion – they don’t,” he said.
Although of course it is is entirely reasonable to argue that such [...]