massacre

48 Dead in Kenya, as Al-Qaeda Group Targets Christians and Torches Hotels

48 Dead in Kenya, as Al-Qaeda Group Targets Christians and Torches Hotels
Dozens of extremists attacked a Kenyan coastal town for hours, killing those who weren't Muslim and those who didn't know the Somali language, officials and witnesses said Monday. At least 48 people were killed and two hotels were set on fire. The assault in Mpeketoni began Sunday night as residents watched World Cup matches on TV and lasted until early Monday. Authorities blamed al-Shabab, Somalia's al-Qaida-linked terror group, who have vowed to carry out terror attacks to avenge the Kenyan military presence in Somali.
origin Author: 
Tom Odula and Jason Straziuso
origin Blog: 

Kenyan Mall Shooting: 'Two or Three Americans' Among Attackers Who Killed 60-Plus People

Kenyan Mall Shooting: 'Two or Three Americans' Among Attackers Who Killed 60-Plus People
Two or three Americans and one Briton were among those who attacked a Nairobi shopping mall, Kenya's foreign minister said Monday. More than 60 people have been killed in the assault on the upscale mall, which has lasted for three days. An official for the U.S. State Department said that they had "no definitive evidence of the nationalities" of the attackers.
origin Author: 
Will Lester
origin Blog: 

Will CT Shooting Offer Chance for a New Start?

I spent many Sundays in a fundamentalist Christian church back home, and I don't remember our pastor ever depicting God as a Mafioso who demands protection money lest something happen to our children. Did we kick God out of the Oregon shopping mall, the Colorado cinema or the Wisconsin Sikh temple? Has secularism become so powerful that we can exile an omniscient deity from our public spaces?
origin Author: 
origin Blog: