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Al Shabaab murders Christians on Kenyan bus – October 1st 2018

Barnabas Fund, 25 September 2018

Al-Shabaab terrorists flagged down a bus in north-eastern city Kenya and ordered the passengers to produce their identity cards. They separated three “non-local” (i.e. non-Muslim) passengers and asked them to recite the shahada Islamic creed which is considered conversion to Islam.

Two passengers who refused, a boy called Joshua and a labourer from farther south, were tied up and murdered.

In 2014, 28 Christians travelling on a bus in north-east Kenya, were singled out and killed by Al Shabaab jihadists.  As in this recent attack, passengers thought to be non-Muslim were ordered to recite the shahada.

Kenya is around 80% Christian and 10% Muslim.  Somali-based Al Shabaab repeatedly targets Kenyan Christians.