Islamists claim gun attack on Nairobi mall, at least 39 dead

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akramden1 wrote:

Carnage? These types of gun fights happen almost daily in Chicago? Shows the hypocritical media of the USA. You hear MORE about an attack in Kenya before you hear about a gun fight in Chicago!

Sep 21, 2013 9:26am EDT  --  Report as abuse

For those who are not familiar with gun laws in Kenya:
“It is illegal in Kenya to own any type of firearm without a valid gun ownership license as spelled out under the Firearms Act (Cap. 114) Laws of Kenya. Anyone who is 12 years or older can apply to privately own a gun. However, such persons must provide in writing to the Chief Licensing Officer (CLO) stating genuine reason(s) for their need to privately own and carry a firearm. It remains at the discretion of the CLO to make a decision to award, deny or revoke a gun ownership license based on the reason(s) given. Anyone seeking to hold a gun license must pass the most stringent of background checks that probes into their past and present criminal, mental health and well as domestic violence records. Failure to pass one of these checks automatically bars one from being permitted to own a firearm. These checks are regularly repeated and must be continually passed for anyone to continue holding the gun license. Failure to pass any of these checks at any stage, means an automatic and immediate revocation of the issued license. Once licensed to own a gun, no permit is required in order to carry around a concealed firearm.”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_politics

Sep 21, 2013 9:42am EDT  --  Report as abuse
friendss wrote:

Are they playing Grand Theft Auto V in Nairobi right now?
Didn’t know Nairobi’s shopping mall is included in the game.
It looks so real. I will buy the game to try it out. LOL

Sep 21, 2013 10:46am EDT  --  Report as abuse
seth0321 wrote:

This terrorist attack is sickening but so are the comments here of those trying to relate this event to right-wings talking points on gun control in the U.S.

Sep 21, 2013 11:15am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Doc62 wrote:

Kenya is a third world country. Laws are just for show. Nairobi means “cold water”. Sounds like hot water to me. “Expatriate Mall” is another word for the Euro/USA$. Good choice for terrorist action. Kenya having Somalia as a neighbor is like Mexico as ours. LAWLESSNESS.com.
Media’s object? A new name in the list of massacres. Chicago? With hourly carnage, the subject got monotomous.

Sep 21, 2013 11:18am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Illustrio wrote:

What a horrible tragedy, but also a reminder not to do commerce on the Sabbath. Don’t do any work, enjoy the company of your lovely family, and stay at home where God will keep you safe.

Sep 21, 2013 11:24am EDT  --  Report as abuse
RJSciolino wrote:

“Failure to pass any of these checks at any stage, means an automatic and immediate revocation of the issued license. Once licensed to own a gun, no permit is required in order to carry around a concealed firearm.”

Wow…and people who want to kill people will, and have been denied a license, of course, obey this law…in liberal fantasy land.

Hey, at least there wasn’t a shootout…only the gunmen had guns, everyone else played the role of sheep being butchered. Thank God no civilians shot back (because of these “common sense” gun laws, boy, that would have been the real tragedy.

Sep 21, 2013 12:09pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
sjfella wrote:

The entire planet has gone insane and as the population increases so will the insanity.

Sep 21, 2013 12:41pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
0ldRNCowboy wrote:

Seth,

Not as sickening as a liberal press running a story on gun violence in Africa in order to further the agenda of the gun grabbers at home. Let’s be honest, how many Democrats actually know Nairobi, Kenya is located in Africa? With a name like Westgate Mall I’m betting most Obama supporters believe this happened on American soil, in Obama’s home town of Kenya.

The only excuse for supporting a doctrine of suppression of one’s own liberties, or even one of support for this failed administration, is ignorance. And yes, it is sickening.

Sep 21, 2013 12:58pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
AZ1811 wrote:

The insane ones are the people who think you can “make nice” with those who will kill with little or no provocation. Killers in Chicago, terrorist is the rest of the world are killing each other in the name of an insipid gang or because the people they are killing don’t have the same religious beliefs. And to deny that “islamic extremist” are anything but religious haters is also turning a blind eye to the fact that islam is a dangerous religion advocating the killing of those who “don’t believe” in some fanatical leader.

Sep 21, 2013 1:01pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
MikeBarnett wrote:

Bin Laden declared war on the US in 1996 and again in 1998. The 1998 declaration of war was followed by the US embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania. In 2011, Kenya sent troops into Somalia after al Shabaab provocations, and insurgent attacks inside Kenya occur occasionally. This attack gains more attention because it happens to rich people in the capital instead of poor refugees on the eastern border. The main objective is to scare people into putting pressure on the government to withdraw Kenyan troops from Somalia. Further, it causes economic damage to Nairobi that encourages withdrawal of troops in a conflict that is an expense to Kenya. Finally, it occurs in the capital that allows the government a firsthand view of the damages. This can arouse desires for revenge in some leaders, but it will cause others to seek a swift end to Kenya’s participation in western crusades.

Al Qaeda’s First Reason for war against the US and its allies is US support for Israel. The second is US bases on the Arabian Peninsula. The third is US support for Arab dictators and kings. The 2nd and 3rd reasons are designed to help the US protect Israel, so it all goes back to the First Reason. The last time Europeans occupied the land now known as Israel, and Israelis are European jews who began migrating in the 1880′s, muslims fought for 195 years, from 1096 to 1291, to force them out. The US, Israel, and others have at least 130 years to go in this war, if the US and Israel last that long.

Sep 21, 2013 1:38pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
SirSmitty wrote:

Ah yes…Satan is alive and well and feeding off the misery that is generated in the name of islam

Sep 21, 2013 1:42pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
TPCTNC wrote:

A terrible terrible act of violence. Inexplicably cruel. I wonder how the cruelty of such an act falls off the radar screen in the context of the ongoing second amendment debate. Do you all ever read your own posts? It is not about you and your crusade…really.

Sep 21, 2013 1:55pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
RandyBrass wrote:

Why is it they are always “killed” and not “murdered by Islamists ” in the news ?

Sep 21, 2013 1:57pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
gregbrew56 wrote:

RandyBrass wrote: “Why is it they are always “killed” and not “murdered by Islamists ” in the news ?”

For the very same reason the US media calls our newest military toys “drones” rather than “flying killer robots”. It’s all about perception, and perception becomes reality in the mind of the consumer.

Sep 21, 2013 2:35pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
sharktail wrote:

“an individual wearing an Afghan National Security Forces uniform” – The cunningness of the ISAF spokesperson and media spin at it’s best. Trying to deceive the audience by twisting words. The shooter was a pissed off Afghan soldier. These murderous foreign occupiers having been indiscriminately conducting increasing airstrikes and drone bombings against innocent civilians on daily basis. And they expect no reprisal?

Sep 21, 2013 3:16pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
sharktail wrote:

More foreign gentile occupiers dying in vain..

Sep 21, 2013 3:18pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Dr_Steve wrote:

Guess gun restrictions don’t apply to al qaeda.

Sep 21, 2013 3:33pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
elpaso wrote:

Your preconceived political agendas are showing. We don’t read the obvious from your herein comments.

Sep 21, 2013 4:30pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
MikeBarnett wrote:

@AZ1811, SirSmitty, chris876541, and RandyBrass

Whether one believes the torah/bible/koran or the DNA, earth is a planet of cousins. In addition, Abraham’s first two sons were Ishmael and Isaac. One of Ishmael’s descendants was Mohammed; one of Isaac’s descendants was Jacob who is also called Israel; and one of Isaac’s descendants was Jesus. For 3,260 years, the worshippers of the god of Abraham, who are now known as jews, christians, and muslims, have been killing their cousins, stealing the land and property of their cousins, and telling lies about their atrocities against their cousins. Since you have chosen sides in this conflict, do you want your cousins to conduct their next attacks in your houses against your family members? This is only a question, but you should consider it. Ending America’s, and each of your family’s, participation in these wars might be a better option.

Sep 21, 2013 4:41pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
BurnerJack wrote:

@ RandyBrass: Why is it “killed” and not murdered? Because that is the way your Saudi overlords want it, besides, its easier for the proglodytes to excuse it.
Behold ISLAM in all it’s glory.

Sep 21, 2013 5:17pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
BurnerJack wrote:

@MikeBarnett: Man has been fighting man for power, wealth and territory since the dawn of time. All religions appeal to a higher ideal. Except one. One has incorporated the occult into its treatise of warfare much as the Nazis did. One and only one seeks the expulsion of personal freedom, introspect. One DEMANDS subjugation or death. One is diametrically opposed to the quest for freedom, for self determination.
One has been at war with everything and everyone which lay beyond it’s grasp since it’s inception. Can you guess which one this is? Didn’t think so.
Who is more blind, he who cannot see or he who chooses not to see?
The time is fast approaching that not seeing the truth will be all but impossible.

Sep 21, 2013 5:30pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Anonarchist wrote:

Arrest the mudslimes the terrorists helped leave as accessories to murder.

Sep 21, 2013 5:30pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
SanPa wrote:

In Kenya, attackers are called Islamists. In the US, they are simply whack-jobs. In all cases, they are mental cases with guns.

Sep 21, 2013 5:39pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
IslamBlows wrote:

All this so they can get their “Seventy-Two Virgins”.

I doubt there are 72 “virgins” left in the entire muslim world (over the age of three).

Sep 21, 2013 6:17pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
siesmann wrote:

Al-Qaida and its ilk are the most cowardly people ever in the history of the world.They specialize in killing innocents including women and children,hitting public place including mosques,and stabbing in the back.They are maniacs and a menace to civilized world,and need to be crushed.

Sep 21, 2013 6:18pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
SpiderMarlowe wrote:

Perhaps they need some Obama-style gun control?

Does anyone still believe that Islamic jihad is a peaceful means of achieving social change?

Sep 21, 2013 6:26pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Leemon wrote:

I’m sorry for a loss to families of victims in this attack.

Sad and angry to see such things happens on civilians on any part of the Globe.

Leemon
Vilnius, Lithuania

Sep 21, 2013 6:39pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
React wrote:

0ldRNCowboy wrote:

Seth,

Not as sickening as a liberal press running a story on gun violence in Africa in order to further the agenda of the gun grabbers at home. Let’s be honest, how many Democrats actually know Nairobi, Kenya is located in Africa? With a name like Westgate Mall I’m betting most Obama supporters believe this happened on American soil, in Obama’s home town of Kenya.

The only excuse for supporting a doctrine of suppression of one’s own liberties, or even one of support for this failed administration, is ignorance. And yes, it is sickening.

…..they are reporting on a terrorist attack in a Kenyan mall. Get over yourself.

Sep 21, 2013 7:01pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
siesmann wrote:

A Blood-Bath on the eve of International Day of Peace!!

Sep 21, 2013 7:13pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
urall5150 wrote:

@ mike Barnett

AKA…..arab extremists AKA….I so love the sing song sound of my voice.

People like you quote this document…the bible…and so on.

According to you if we minded our own business, there would be peace on Earth.

You were never in the military nor have you been out of your mother’s basement.

Sep 21, 2013 7:38pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
blackout wrote:

Sick people and their sick believe. I have to admit, I always expect to see mess protest from muslim world opposing those use violence in the name of Islam but it hardly happen!

Sep 21, 2013 7:42pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
orabiabdullah wrote:

terrorism should be handled very well we have a very soft economy world wide to make it move confidence should be restored .civilians are a red line and they should not be targeted by any militant activities .
our mission all is to move forward how this will help Somalian case.
you have a problem solve it where it is don’t spread it and what will lead to a major impact on other aspects of your case and how people look at it .before pulling a trigger remember that any action have a counter and equal one that’s how guns works understand your weapons and rights

Sep 21, 2013 8:28pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
hawkeye19 wrote:

A false religion that orders the murders of its non-members.

Sep 21, 2013 9:58pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
gregbrew56 wrote:

hawkeye19 – They’re ALL “false”.

Sep 21, 2013 12:13am EDT  --  Report as abuse
MikeBarnett wrote:

@urall5150

My DD214 proves that your last sentence is a pair of lies.

Your complaint about quoting the bible is stupid because the artical is about muslims attacking christians.

I have no delusions about peace on earth, but I oppose the treason of bombing the US into the stone age. We should use the 1973 War Powers Act. We have the firepower to destroy an enemy’s forces, invade, overthrow the enemy’s regime, set up a new regime, force the new regime to sign a peace treaty, and withdraw within the 60 to 90 days provided by the War Powers Act.

Sep 22, 2013 4:00pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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