Apr 30 2012
Christians at worship came under deadly attack in Nigeria and Kenya, allegedly by the usual suspects, Islamic group Boko Haram, who are blamed for killing more than 450 people this year alone.Boko Haram is waging a growing sectarian battle with Nigeria’s weak central government, using suicide car bombs and assault rifles in attacks across the country’s predominantly Muslim north and around its capital Abuja.
SDAMatt2a The deadliest attack targeted an old section of Bayero University’s campus in the city of Kano where churches hold Sunday services, with gunmen killing at least 16 people and wounding at least 22 others. A later attack in the northeast city of Maiduguri saw gunmen open fire at a Church of Christ in Nigeria chapel, killing five people, including a pastor preparing for Communion, witnesses said.
In January, a co-ordinated assault on government buildings and other sites in Kano by Boko Haram killed at least 185 people. In the time since, the sect has been blamed for attacking police stations and carrying out smaller assaults in the city. On Thursday, the sect carried out a suicide car bombing at the Abuja offices of the influential newspaper ThisDay and a bombing at an office building it shared with other publications in the city of Kaduna. At least seven people were killed in those attacks.
In Kenya, meanwhile, a man set off a grenade during a church service in Nairobi, sowing chaos and killing one worshipper. Police said at least one person died and 15 were injured. Nairobi has been hit by a series of unclaimed blasts since late 2011, which Kenyan officials have blamed on Somalia’s al-Qaeda-linked Shebab Islamists.
In March, grenade explosions at one of the main bus stations in Kenya’s capital killed nine people and wounded 40 others, the deadliest in the series of attacks. Al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab militants from neighbouring Somalia have vowed to carry out a major attack on Kenya for sending troops in.
And let’s not forget, it was Barack Hussein Obama who helped his cousin Raila Odinga in Kenya, finance a deadly coup that overthrew the duly elected former Christian leader of Kenya. Odinga has since taken power and implemented sharia law, also with the support of Barack Obama. The Muslim population of Kenya is less than 15%. AN INVESTIGATION by three Republican congressmen has revealed the Obama administration has secretly spent $23 million of U.S. taxpayer dollars in Kenya to fund a “Yes” vote on a constitutional referendum that would increase access to abortions in Kenya and establish legal status for Islamic law tribunals – a move that some congressmen have contested violates the Siljander amendment, a statute that prohibits the federal government from lobbying for or against abortion with foreign aid funds. See: obama-is-supporting-and-financing-the-establishment-of-a-sharia-law-system-in-kenya