Kenya: Al-Shabaab Executed Two Christian Bus Passengers
(Worthy News) – On September 14, al-Shaabab, a Somali-based terrorist organization, executed two Christians, according to International Christian Concern (ICC).
Seven al-Shabaab terrorists stopped a bus in Kenya traveling to the city of Garissa. The terrorists forced passengers to exit the bus and show their identification cards. Since Islamic names are very different from Christian names, three passengers whom al-Shaabab believed were not Muslims were separated and forced to recite the Islamic Shahada, the Islamic statement of faith. When two of the individuals could not quote it, they were executed on the spot.
ICC is following up with the families of these two martyrs.
The terrorists, linked to Al-Qaeda, became notorious in Kenya after claiming credit for the deadly attacks on Westgate Mall in September 2013 and on Garissa University College in 2015. Al-Shabaab killed 67 people at Westgate Mall and another 148 in Garissa.
In a string of attacks, al-Shabaab has targeted churches, passenger buses, police stations, shopping centers, and Christian aid workers. In many of these attacks, the group has separated Christians from Muslims, before executing the Christians and sparing the Muslims.