Al Shabaab Islamists released a lengthy statement saying its fighters specifically targeted Christians in the April 2 attack on Garissa University.
The terrorists singled out the Christians at the university and killed them all while Muslims were allowed to safely evacuate.
Nearly 150 Christian students were slaughtered at Garissa University in the attack by al-Shabaab.
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During the past three years, more than 400 Kenyans have died at the hands of Al-Shabaab terrorists – most of them Christian. But in the United States the attack has been described by the Obama Administration largely as a criminal act and not as an effort within the larger framework of Islamic jihad in the horn of Africa.
Now, Islamic militants from the Sunni Al-Shabaab terrorist group have released a lengthy statement about how the group carried out its attack on Garissa University in eastern Kenya April 2 stating specifically “the attack targeted only non-Muslims,” adding that “all Muslims were allowed to safely evacuate,” including Shias, before “executing of the disbelievers.”
“The Muslim blood is inviolable whereas the blood of a Kafir (disbeliever) has no protection except by Eeman (belief) or Aman (covenant of security),” the statment reads.
The statement, released two days after the attack which claimed at least 147 lives, confirmed the accounts of survivors that students murdered at the school were singled out because they were Christians. Many students are still unaccounted for and have not contacted their families.
In 2011, Al-Shabaab militants based in Somalia bled across the border into eastern Kenya to conduct strikes against Kenyan forces and Christian churches in lands they believe historically belonged to Muslims. Kenya and other East African nations, such as Ethiopia, responded by sending troops to combat the Islamist insurgency in the country’s coastal region and on the border with Somalia, where most Kenyan Muslims live.
President Obama released a statement on the massacre with no mention of Islam, Muslims, Christians or Islamic extremism.