Pax Christi USA reported the protection of Christians by Muslims

Muslims protect Christians in attack by Somali Militants

In this Feb.17, 2011 file photo, hundreds of newly trained al-Shabab fighters perform military exercises in the Lafofe area some 18 kilometers (12 miles) south of Mogadishu, Somalia. U.S. military forces targeted the Islamic extremist al-Shabab network in an operation Monday, Sept. 1, 2014 in Somalia, the Pentagon said. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh, File)

Passenger says Muslims protect Christians in Islamist attack on Kenyan bus
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In this Feb.17, 2011 file photo, hundreds of newly trained al-Shabab fighters perform military exercises in the Lafofe area some 18 kilometers (12 miles) south of Mogadishu, Somalia. U.S. military forces targeted the Islamic extremist al-Shabab network in an operation Monday, Sept. 1, 2014 in Somalia, the Pentagon said. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh, File)
Passenger says Muslims protect Christians in Islamist attack on Kenyan bus
.Reuters By Joseph Akwiri Dec 21, 2015 5:39 PM
By MOMBASA, Kenya (Reuters) – Somali Islamist militants sprayed a Kenyan bus with bullets on Monday, killing two people, but a passenger said he and fellow Muslims defied demands from the attackers to help identify Christians traveling with them.

The attack took place in Mandera, in northeast Kenya. A year ago, al Shabaab gunmen stormed a Nairobi-bound bus in the same area and killed 28 non-Muslim passengers execution-style.

Abdi Mohamud Abdi, a Muslim who was among the passengers in Monday’s incident, told Reuters that more than 10 al Shabaab militants boarded the bus and ordered the Muslim passengers to split away from the Christians, but they refused.

“We even gave some non-Muslims our religious attire to wear in the bus so that they would not be identified easily. We stuck together tightly,” he said.

“The militants threatened to shoot us but we still refused and protected our brothers and sisters. Finally they gave up and left but warned that they would be back,” he said.

In previous attacks, al Shabaab has often killed both Muslims and non-Muslims.

Julius Otieno, the deputy county commissioner, confirmed the account, saying that the militants “were trying to identify who were Muslims and who were not,” and that the Muslim passengers had refused to help.

The militants then fled the scene, both men said.

Passenger says Muslims protect Christians …
Sheikh Abdiasis Abu Musab, al Shabaab’s military spokesman, said the group had fired shots at the bus.

“Some of the Christian enemies died and others were injured,” he told Reuters in a statement. The militants did not immediately respond to a request for comment about the role of Muslim bus passengers during the attack.

The 2014 bus attack shocked Kenya and led to a shake-up of security ministers. Since then, buses carrying passengers from Mandera have been given police escorts, but Kenya Police spokesman Charles Owino said that had not happened in this case because the bus had bypassed a police roadblock.

Owino said that in addition to the two deaths, four people were wounded.

Al Shabaab has said it will continue its attacks on Kenya until Nairobi withdraws troops from an African Union force fighting the militants in Somalia. It has also said northeastern Kenya should be part of Somalia.

Kenya’s long northeastern border with Somalia is widely considered a security weak spot. Factors include poor coordination between security services, and a culture of corruption that allows anyone prepared to pay a bribe to pass unchallenged.

Reporting by Joseph Akwiri; Additional reporting by Feisal Omar

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July 16th – 70th Anniversary of 1 of the WORST Dates in Human History – not so good for the Wildlife either

Today (July 17, 2015)  is the 70th Anniversary of one of the Most Horrific Events in Human History – the successful test of the 1st Atomic bomb right here in New Mexico. This would lead to Humans having the ability to destroy ALL (or most of) Life on OUR Planet & Destroy God’s Creation! The successful test lead President Truman to demand Unconditional Surrender of the Japanese even though we knew, because we had broken the Japanese codes pretty early in the war, that Japan was trying to Surrender to 2 European Countries & the only thing they wanted was safety for the Emperor, which is exactly what we gave them so obviously We DID NOT have to drop those 2 bombs on Hiroshima & Nagasaki!

For any of you who have seen the movie that Stuart Overbey & I made, The Forgotten Bomb   forgottenbomb.com  you would have seen how we presented all these Facts & have a film clip of President Truman talking about how we wanted to keep the Emperor safe so that we could use himto control the Japanese People. With the 70th Anniversary of the end of World war II in Europe already passed & the 70th Anniversary of the war in Asia will happen in August WHY do we still have OUR Troops stationed in both Germany & Japan?

I’d ask you ALL (and to pass this on to your Circle of Family & Friends) to Please do what you can to Rid the World of these Horrible weapons:  *Sign the Petition

*Call & Write your Congressperson & 2 Senators & tell them that you want the U.S. to live up to what we Signed in the Non-proliferation Treaty – Non-proliferation Treaty – and Get Rid of ALL of Nuclear weapons!

*Join Us in Los Alamos on Sunday August 9th at Ashley Pond for those of us who don’t live in New Mexico you can Join Us for ALL of our Events starting Thursday August 6th in Los Alamos for the 70th Anniversary of Hiroshima, our Nonviolence Conference Aug. 7-8, & concluding Aug. 9th again in Los Alamos for the 70th Anniversary of Nagasaki. You can watch ALL of these Events online Join us online for Los Alamos Event in New Mexico/

The Abolition of nuclear weapons might seem impossible but so did the Abolition of slavery to the early Abolitionists as slavery had been around for thousands of years, and in OUR own Country for hundreds. It just takes hard work & perseverance & We the People can make it Happen! The Nuclear Age started in OUR Country 70 years ago Today so it is fitting that the Nuclear Age would come to an END with the ACTIONS of We the People!

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SUMMER of PEACE – Inner Peace & Inspired Action

A Free 3 Month Global Event  –  June 13 – September 21, 2015

Summer of Peace – Click here to Register and Join!

 http://summerofpeace.net/

with Deepak Chopra, Jane Goodall, Ervin Laszio, Grandmother Agnes Pilgrim, Karen Armstrong, Congressman Tim Ryan, and Many more….

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Remembering Gaza

Remembering Gaza

Thursday July 23, 2015 at Rochester Public Library

Sponsored by Southeast MN Alliance of Peacemakers

 

 

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Peace Vigil – Peace Plaza – Rochester, MN

PEACE VIGIL 2015

Join the Sisters of St Francis – Rochester, Minnesota to pray for peace, reconciliation, and understanding in our community, and throughout the world.

When: Wednesday July 15, 2015 at 7:00 PM

“…We,Rochester Franciscan Sisters and Cojourners, commit ourselves to be a compassionate presence for peace in our world, striving for justice and reverence for all creation.”

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