Islamists kill 50 in Kenya, some during World Cup screening

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Mandingo wrote:

Extremist Muslim terror all over the globe. What to do about it?

If there is a car bomb anywhere on earth its not a Buddhist or a Christian – its always a Muslim. Why is the religion so into murder and killing? Is there nothing in the Koran that prohibits such behavior?

Jun 16, 2014 5:48pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
carlmartel wrote:

Mpeketoni is about 60 miles south of the Somali border, so it could be reached with two night marches by al Shabaab troops. The goal is to prove that the government can’t protect its citizens, its primary duty. The rule is that rebels don’t win rebellions, governments lose them. In this case, Kenya has soldiers in Somalia; al Shabaab wants those troops removed; so it launches attacks inside Kenya to compel Nairobi to withdraw its forces.

Al Shabaab works with al Qaeda whose leader moves his forces within striking range of the oil and gas infrastructure of north Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, and the Middle East. In the case of Somalia, it is close to the strait between the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, so al Qaeda could use boats to interdict shipping going to or from the Suez Canal, especially tankers. Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula is already active in Yemen, so control of Somalia would allow attacks on shipping from south and/or north. Al Qaeda and al Shabaab want all foreign forces out of Somalia, and attacking their home countries is one way to drive them out.

Jun 16, 2014 5:59pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
AlkalineState wrote:

Do Islamists ever do anything positive? Like cook for old people, or work on a cure for cancer? Seems like other than burning up orphanages, kidnapping school girls and stoning women to death…. they don’t really have a lot of ideas or initiative.

Are there Islamists out there who do good? Seriously.

Jun 16, 2014 6:46pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
KNoose000 wrote:

How pathetic.
What do they even think they stand for? Do they think they are fighting for some religious goal?
Nothing but barbarians stuck in the bronze age.
This is why Western ideals will always lead…and why you will always be killed by the West until you evolve from cave men.

Jun 16, 2014 7:49pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Turf12 wrote:

religion is being used as a tool by people seeking power, combined with “true believer” fanatics. the soldiers on the front lines, they come from extreme poverty and have no education, and no prospects. the fact is, islam has a lot of people living in extreme poverty, and they are susceptible to being used, by something as simple as being given food and protection. some of the true believers are wealthy arabs who provide funding and organization. you see this pattern all over the world, and just not in islamic nations. the methods are different, but the techniques are the same. it’s the backbone to every gang that ever existed, from the bloods and the crips to the cliven bundy army.

Jun 16, 2014 7:49pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
dd606 wrote:

Unfortunately, this is what it’s going to take to turn the tide on these animals. It’s going to take a lot more innocent deaths and mayhem. It will have to rise to a level where all the moderate muslims stop shrugging their shoulders, and do something about it… or at least allow somebody else to do something about it. As long as it was in some backwoods place, and/or mainly attacking westerners… the Islamic world was willing to turn a blind eye. But now their monster has turned against them.

And yes, where are all the bleeding hearts and civil liberties people on these stories? Plenty of outrage for some extremest nut getting blown up by a ‘drone’ missile, but apparently this kind of thing doesn’t bother them.

Jun 16, 2014 8:22pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
njglea wrote:

turf12, you said it all. However, the international community must join forces and wipe out these extreme haters around the world. We must not let a few threaten the lives of the rest of us.

Jun 17, 2014 10:45am EDT  --  Report as abuse
dlkbnt wrote:

“the soldiers on the front lines, they come from extreme poverty and have no education, and no prospects. the fact is, islam has a lot of people living in extreme poverty, and they are susceptible to being used, by something as simple as being given food and protection” this argument does not wash. There are millions of poor, miserable, uneducated people in the 3rd or 4th world. they don’t go out blow up people, to claim a place in heaven or to defend their religion or their GOD. Does God need us to His/Her Defense. Now that is offensive and insulting.

Jun 17, 2014 12:15pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
noozy wrote:

In the end history catches up to people who joyfully document their atrocities…ask General Keitl

Jun 19, 2014 9:23am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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