Iraq’s Kristallnacht

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The interior of the Fasanenstrasse Synagogue in Berlin after Kristallnacht

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Seventy years ago, on June 1, 1941, the most dramatic and violent pogrom in the Arab Middle East during World War II took place in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad. Known in Arabic as the Farhūd, this devastating pogrom left approximately 150 Jews dead, hundreds more wounded, and led to the ransacking of nearly 600 Jewish businesses [*correction: 7,000]. The grim events of June 1-2, 1941 were the Iraqi Arab equivalent of the mass violence on Kristallnacht, which had taken place some two and a half years earlier across Nazi Germany. The anti-Jewish riots were mainly led by Iraqi soldiers (bitter and frustrated by their defeat at the hands of the British Army), some members of the police and young paramilitary gangs, swiftly followed by an angry Muslim population that went on the rampage in an orgy of murder and rapine.

The pogrom struck at what was the most prosperous, prominent and well-integrated Jewish community in the Middle East – one whose origins went back more than 2,500 years – long before there was any Arab presence in the country. The 90,000 Jews of Baghdad, it should be said, played a major role in the commercial and professional life of the city. However, in the 1930s they already found themselves confronted by an increasingly virulent anti-Semitic and anti-Zionist propaganda in the Iraqi press and among nationalist political groups. This agitation treated the intensely patriotic Iraqi Jews as an alien, hostile minority who had to be ejected from all the social, economic and political positions it held in the Iraqi state.

Iraqi Arab nationalists, like their counterparts in Syria, Lebanon, Palestine and Egypt, had been much influenced in the 1930s by the rise of Nazi Germany. Hitler’s National Socialism attracted them as a spectacular, authoritarian model for achieving Iraqi national unity and a wider union of Arabs in the region. It was no accident that the pro-German ideologue of pan-Arabism, Sati al-Husri, exerted a major influence on Iraqi education after arriving in Baghdad in 1921, or that Michel Aflaq, the chief theoretician of the Iraqi and Syrian Ba’athists had also absorbed German national-socialist ideas while studying in Paris between 1928-1932. The Director General of the Iraqi Ministry of Education in the 1930s, Dr. Sami Shawkat, was another fanatical ideologue, especially active in instilling a military spirit (resembling the German Nazi model) in Iraqi youth. He also developed radically anti-Jewish ideas which were heavily indebted to Nazi anti-Semitism. In a book published in Baghdad in 1939, These Are Our Aims, Shawkat openly called for the annihilation of the Jews in Iraq, as a necessary prerequisite for achieving an Iraqi national revival and fulfilling the country’s ”historical mission” of uniting the Arab nation.

Significantly, it was also in Baghdad that the first official Arabic translations of parts of Hitler’s Mein Kampf appeared in 1934. In order not to offend Arab sensibilities the final translation “edited” out Hitler’s racial theories about inferior “Semites” – making it clear that anti-Semitism related only to Jews, not to Arabs. The Iraqi translator of Hitler’s “magnum opus” was Yūnus al-Sab’āwī, a young Nazi enthusiast and extreme anti-Semite. A close confidant of nationalist officers in the Iraqi army, Al-Sab’āwī came to play an important role in Iraqi politics. From April to June 1941 he even served as Iraqi Minister of Economics. Al-Sab’āwī was indeed one of the architects of the Farhūd in which his anti-Semitic para-military youth group also took part. Al-Sab’āwī had earlier established a close connection with Nazi Germany’s Ambassador to Iraq in the late 1930s, Dr. Fritz Grobba. The latter was a distinguished Orientalist (fluent in Arabic, Persian and Turkish) who eventually convinced Hitler that helping Arab nationalists to throw off British control of Iraq should be part of German strategy. Grobba also contributed much through the networks he had established in Iraq, towards spreading the idea that Iraqi Jews were a “fifth column” of Great Britain – sworn enemies of Germany and of the Arab nation. Equally, Palestinian nationalists, led by the Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin al-Husseini (who had had fled to Baghdad in the late 1930s), conducted an especially vicious campaign to incite a jihad among the local Arab population against Great Britain, Zionism and the Jews of Iraq. The Mufti – a close ally of Hitler during the four years he spent in Berlin between 1941 and 1945 – would also exert a particularly toxic influence on the pro-Nazi politician Rashid Ali al-Kailani, whose successful anti-British coup had forced the unpopular Hashemite Regent Abd al-Ilāh to flee the country. The coup brought to power on April 1, 1941 some of the most rabid Jew-baiters in Iraq. Anti-British and anti-Semitic propaganda now reached a zenith that greatly contributed to the violence that burst forth two months later.

Ironically enough, it was the decisive victory of the British and the return of the Regent on June 1 that immediately provoked the pogrom, an act of unparalleled revenge by the Muslim masses against the Jews of Baghdad that expressed their deep disappointment at the fall of the popular Rashid Ali regime. The British Army, now encamped on the outskirts of Baghdad, could easily have intervened but it chose not to do so, dubiously claiming this would have damaged the prestige of the (pro-British) Regent in the eyes of his own people. The British behaved in a similar fashion on several occasions in Mandatory Palestine, in Libya (November 1945) and in Aden (December 1945) – standing by as Arab mobs killed defenseless Jews. In fact, for most Iraqi Muslims in 1941, the British were perceived as oppressive colonizers, the Jews as their “agents” and the German Nazis as “anti-imperialist” saviors! But German military assistance, when it finally came, was too little and too late to save the Rashid Ali regime.

The Farhūd has been incomprehensibly ignored or downplayed both in Zionist historiography and even more in general histories of the Middle East. Arab historians have been silent or else falsified the facts and there are even Israeli and Jewish writers who have unconvincingly tried to dismiss its importance. Yet this traumatic event was indeed of seminal importance. It proved beyond reasonable doubt the strength of Arab nationalist anti-Semitism and of Nazi-style incitement on a Muslim population that had come to see in its patriotic Jewish minority “the enemy within.” The Jews of Iraq, seventy years ago, suddenly found themselves in the crossfire of three converging forms of murderous anti-Semitism – that of the German Nazis, the Palestinian exiles in Baghdad led by Amin el-Husseini, and Iraqi pan-Arab nationalists. Ten years later, the government of Iraq under the pro-British Nuri es-Said, expropriated, dispossessed, disenfranchised and brought about the forced emigration of nearly 120,000 Iraqi Jews, thereby cruelly terminating the oldest of all Diaspora histories. This was not only a crime against humanity but an insufficiently acknowledged part of the history of the Holocaust. The Farhūd exposed with shocking clarity just how vulnerable the Jews in Arab lands really were and what their fate was likely to be under any decolonized Arab regime in the future, especially if there was a breakdown of law and order.

Despite the “Arab Spring” not much has changed for other minorities in the Middle East in the last 70 years. As for the Jews, from Morocco to Iraq and Iran they would be “ethnically cleansed” after 1945 by their Muslim rulers. The Farhūd already represented the writing on the wall for those willing to read it. The reinforcement of a strong Israel was and still remains the only viable long-term answer to the repetition of such horrific atrocities in the future.

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Kristallnacht, also referred to as the Night of Broken Glass, or Reichskristallnacht [ˌʁaɪçs.kʁɪsˈtalˌnaχt], was a pogrom (a series of coordinated attacks) against Jews throughout Nazi Germany and parts of Austria on 9–10 November 1938, carried out by SA paramilitary forces and non-Jewish civilians. German authorities looked on without intervening. The name Kristallnacht comes from the shards of broken glass that littered the streets after Jewish-owned stores, buildings, and synagogues had their windows smashed.

At least 91 Jews were killed in the attacks, and 30,000 were arrested and incarcerated in concentration camps. Jewish homes, hospitals, and schools were ransacked, as the attackers demolished buildings with sledgehammers. Over 1,000 synagogues were burned (95 in Vienna alone) and over 7,000 Jewish businesses destroyed or damaged. Martin Gilbert writes that no event in the history of German Jews between 1933 and 1945 was so widely reported as it was happening, and the accounts from the foreign journalists working in Germany sent shock waves around the world. The Times wrote at the time: “No foreign propagandist bent upon blackening Germany before the world could outdo the tale of burnings and beatings, of blackguardly assaults on defenseless and innocent people, which disgraced that country yesterday.”

The pretext for the attacks was the assassination of the German diplomat Ernst vom Rath by Herschel Grynszpan, a German-born Polish Jew resident in Paris. Kristallnacht was followed by additional economic and political persecution of Jews, and is viewed by historians as part of Nazi Germany’s broader racial policy, and the beginning of the Final Solution and The Holocaust.

Why I left Islam

by Amer Bekić

There are no “moderate” Muslims, just “Muslims”.

There are Muslims of varying submission and commitment to Islam. But, those who are not 100% committed in accordance with the Qur’an, Hadith, and Sharia law, are defined specifically in the Qur’an, Hadith, and Sharia law as apostates from the faith and deserve to be killed if they refuse to return.

Those persons who refer to themselves as “Muslims” have a religious obligation to Islam 100%, nothing less. Those “Muslims” who either fail to, or refuse to engage in Jihad to spread Islam throughout the world are apostates, not “moderate” as the term is socially defined.

Islam and Sharia law does not deal equitably with non-believers. Non-believers may not act as witnesses in any legal proceeding involving Muslims. A Muslim woman may not marry a non-believer. Non-believers, in Islamic countries, are treated as inferior beings relative to Muslims. In Sharia law there are distinctly separate laws dealing specifically with non-believers. My family, friends and I left Islam because of the way so many Muslims are pushing their beliefs on society and wanting to change to Sharia law or interfering in the lives of others by praying in the streets, covering faces which is not safe for the rest of us, we need to be able to identify people and because Islam teaches they are the only real faith.

The west welcomes Muslims but Muslim countries are not so welcoming to non Muslims, in fact they oppress or hurt them. We dont want to be a part of such a hateful religion and Muslims are waking up. If Muslims can’t speak out against al Qaeda, Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, Hizbollah and others like them, then in fact they appear to support them or are indifferent to them or they fear them and then complain when the other countries do something to stop their terrorism. Until you weed out your terrorists and interfere in normal laws and living of other countries there will be more of them not wanting to allow immigration of Muslims.

Truthfully, I think this is best way for Muslims to stay where they are in Muslim countries, because Islam is a culture and a way of life not just a religion (even Muslims say this), thus your laws and beliefs do not fit in other countries who think everyone is equal and where everyone else obeys the laws of the country.

If you leave Islam you are punished, families murder their own, Islam using taqiyya (lies to obtain what you need in Islam), so how can anyone trust many Muslims? I care about you as a person, but I don’t believe this religion accepts others, so I don’t think others should accept it in democratic countries. People around the world need to be kind to Muslims but I think they should reduce the percentage they allow in because in truth, why take a chance on a religion which shows violence in its teachings.

Al-Qaeda Credo From The Quran: ‘Enmity Towards Infidels Is A Must’

Al-Qaeda Releases ‘Standards Of Friendship And Enmity In Islam’, Declares: ‘Enmity Towards Infidels Is A Must’;

Pasted Directly On San Francisco Based Internet Archives MEMRI, September 26, 2013 [from AtlasShrugs]

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Al-Qaeda’s broadcasting arm Al-Sahab has released an audio lecture that sets the standards of friendship and enmity with infidels as defined by Islam. The lecture is delivered by Abdul Samad, a militant Pakistani cleric who speaks in Urdu.

The lecture is titled “Standards of Friendship and Enmity in Islam.” It was released through various jihadi forums with a link posted on the U.S.-based website Archive.org. Citing Koranic verses, Abdul Samad says Muslims should never form friendships and relationships with infidels, which is necessary for the success of Muslims in forming unity.

Citing hadiths and Koranic verses, Abdul Samad argues the following points:

i) The most powerful and binding relation is Islam.

ii) The believers, who do not disassociate themselves from nonbelievers and do not distinguish their ranks from people who have interest in worldly things, can never serve Islam effectively.

iii) Our friendship and enmity should only be for Allah’s cause.

iv) Our friendship, relationship and love should only be with the people who believe in Islam and Allah as the ruler.

v) The people, who do not accept Allah as the ruler and do not believe in Islam are our enemy and we should disassociate ourselves from them even if they are our close relatives and from our tribe.

vi) The infidels, whether they are the Jews or Christians, atheists and polytheists, are the real infidels and are the enemies of Allah’s faith (Islam).

vii) The Koran has termed friendship with Kuffar (infidels) as a sign of disunity and unbelief, as it is associated with the foundations of belief.

viii) The people declared by Allah as our enemy can never be our friends.

ix) The non-believers are the enemies of our elderly people, women and children. They kill the Muslims with bombs either in Kashmir, Iraq, or Palestine. There is hardly a day when a Muslim escapes their cruelty.

x) They open several fronts (against Muslims) after entering a region. One of their fronts is education. They used it in the Egypt and Turkey; and they currently use it in Pakistan against the Muslims.

xi) Our enmity towards Hindus is not due to the Kashmir issue; our enmity towards America is not due to Iraq and Afghanistan; the enmity between us and the Jews is not due to the Palestine; the real cause is that they do not accept our system and Islam.

xii) Our enmity towards them (the non-believers) will continue even if they renounce all their crimes.

xiii) Enmity towards infidels is a must. It is part of our faith. Islam says the Muslims should stay away from the infidels and their countries.

xiv) The best way to get rid of them (infidels) is to continue jihad until the Allah’s faith (Islam) is completely enforced all over the world.

Islam Created Anti-Semitism: New Discovery Show Pre-Islam, Christians And Jews Worshipped Together

Again and again we have stressed that the timeline of events through history, demonstrate that persecution of Jews was and continue to be a Muslim creation that had its origin with Islam and spread to the rest of the world via Muslim invasions, conquests, looting, war tactics, medieval biological warfare (diseases) and propaganda. Persecution and creating division between people and groups is part of Islamic tactic to conquer nations. Even the Quran mention that Jews and Christians in pre-Islamic Middle East, before their nations were taken from them, were friendly and peaceful with each other – and both are therefore to be considered enemies of Muslims.

Qur’an (5:51)“O you who believe! do not take the Jews and the Christians for friends; they are friends of each other; and whoever amongst you takes them for a friend, then surely he is one of them; surely Allah does not guide the unjust people.”

Some historians claim Jews and Christians were always warring against each other due to religious differences. We claim that timelines from history indicate that they permanently separated and came only into significant conflicts by external and superimposed circumstances which only began to appear in history after the expansion of Islam.

The medieval Europe were persuaded to adopt Muslim anti-semitism through relentless Muslim deceptions and a hunt to commit genocide of all Jews (this attitude continues even to this day, 14 centuries later), no matter where in the world they were. One of the methods created by the Muslims was to dump Jews who were enslaved by Muslims and infected with African diseases, into Europan territories during Islamic invasion of Europe which began around Venice and spreading inwards. Why else was there a sudden appearance of Jews in parts of Europe which had no Jewish settlements?

The enslaved Jews had become infected via the Muslim slave trade industry with Africa. This eventually lead to half of Europe’s population being wiped out in the black death/plague. And since these foreigners (Jews) appeared to be sick, and people became sick and dying wherever they appeared, they became associated as a bringer of misfortune and death, and condemned wherever they went and burnt alive, killed, driven out.

And now comes newly discovered archeological evidence to support these theories of ours:

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The clues found near Mary Magdalene’s home that suggest Jews and early Christians once worshipped together

  • Excavations taking place on an ancient synagogue found in Migdal, Israel
  • Migdal is the modern name for the city where Mary Magdalene lived
  • Jewish artefacts date back to the time of Jesus and the rise of Christianity
  • Archaeologists claim this crossover suggests the two religions once worshipped together

By Victoria Woollaston

PUBLISHED: 12:32, 26 September 2013 |

Excavations of an ancient synagogue found in a city where Mary Magdalene is thought to have lived have thrown up clues about how the Jewish and Christian religions developed.

Jewish artefacts found at the site in Migdal on the shore of the Sea of Galilee – previously known as Magdala – include a table carved with a Menorah, yet the temple itself, as well as a coin, discovered on the site dates back to the time of Jesus and the rise of Christianity in the region.

Archaeologists believe this combination suggests Jews and Christians may have once used the holy site to worship together, according to Israeli news site Haaretz, and it could lead to discoveries about how and when Jesus and Magdalene met.

Excavations of an ancient synagogue found in the town of Migdal in Israel, pictured, have thrown up clues about how the Jewish and Christian religions developed.

Excavations of an ancient synagogue in the town of Migdal in Israel, pictured, have thrown up clues about how the Jewish and Christian religions developed. Jewish artefacts have been found at the site on the shore of the Sea of Galilee – previously known as Magdala – yet the temple itself dates back to the time of Jesus

The synagogue ruins, pictured, were first uncovered in 2009 and it is thought to date back around 2,000 years.

The synagogue ruins, pictured, were first uncovered in 2009 and they are thought to date back around 2,000 years. The mixture of Jewish artefacts and a coin found from 29AD – a year before Jesus is said to have arrived in the area – suggests Jews and Judeo-Christians may have once used the holy site to worship together

WHY IS MIGDAL SIGNIFICANT?

Migdal is the modern-day name for the village of Magdala, situated on the northwestern shore of the Sea of Galilee at the foot of Mount Arbel.

Magdala is said to have been the hometown of Mary Magdalene, one of Jesus’ most loyal followers.

She is referred to in the gospels as Mary, and it is believed that her name was a variation of ‘Mary from Magdala’.

Researchers are studying the site looking for clues about how and when Magdalene first met and began following Jesus.

The synagogue was first uncovered in 2009 dating back to the 1st Century – around 2,000 years ago.

It measures 11 x 11 metres, and the walls of the room plus the six columns that supported the ceiling, which was probably made of wooden beams and mortar, would have been covered with frescoes painted in seven colours including dark red, yellow and blue panels in black and white frames.

The excavation revealed the synagogue was renovated in around 40 of 50 C.E, before being abandoned shortly before 68 C.E.

This year is significant because it was the time of the Great Revolt of the Jews against the Romans.

Archaeologists have also uncovered various Jewish artefacts, which Haaretz describes as ‘firsts in archaeological excavations, in Israel and even worldwide.’

However, a coin found on the site dated back to 29 A.D – a year before Jesus is said to have arrived in the area and four years before his crucifixion – making it potentially a location of interest for Christianity as well.

Migdal is the modern-day name for the village of Magdala, situated on the northwestern shore of the Sea of Galilee at the foot of Mount Arbel. Magdala is said to have been the hometown of Mary Magdalene.

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One the Jewish artefacts recovered from Magdala excavations includes this table, carved with a seven-branched candelabrum, pictured

One the Jewish artefacts recovered from Magdala excavations includes this table, carved with a seven-branched candelabrum, pictured

An artist's impression of Mary Magdalene at St. Nicholas's Cathedral in Monaco

An artist’s impression of Mary Magdalene at St. Nicholas’s Cathedral in Monaco

Magdalene is described as one of Jesus’ most loyal followers and it is also thought she was one of the first people to speak to him after his resurrection.

She is referred to in the gospels as Mary, and it is believed that her name was a variation of ‘Mary from Magdala’.

However, there is no direct connection with Mary and the town of Magdala in the bible.

Researchers are studying the site looking for clues about how and when Magdalene first met and began following Jesus.

Father Juan Maria Solana, director of the Magdala Center told Public Radio International: From the Jewish point of view, the position is clear; it’s a first-century synagogue.

The dig at Magdala is being carried out by archaeologist Dina Avshalom-Gorni and Arfan Najar in collaboration with Marcela Zapata.

The dig is being carried out by archaeologist Dina Avshalom-Gorni and Arfan Najar with Marcela Zapata. They are hoping to find clues as to how and when Jesus came to the town and met Magdalene. The project is being underwritten by the Ark New Gate Company, which is building the Magdala Center, pictured

‘From the Christian point of view, we cannot doubt that Jesus would have been there sometime.

Yet Marcela Zapata, from the Anáhuac University of Southern Mexico City told on The Huffington Post: ‘there is no archaeological evidence to prove Jesus ever set foot inside.’

The dig at Magdala is co-directed by Israel Antiquities archaeologist Dina Avshalom-Gorni and Arfan Najar in collaboration with Marcela Zapata from the Anáhuac University of Southern Mexico City.

It is being underwritten by the Ark New Gate Company, which is building the nearby Magdala Center.

Muslims Killing Muslims: 4,000 Killed In Iraq Between April-Sept

And now to some good news:
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Explosion hits mosque in Iraq, killing 11

AL RIYADH NEWS PAPER:  2013-09-20 19:02:12

An Iraqi official said an explosion has struck inside a mosque north of Baghdad, killing at least 11 people in the latest outburst of violence to hit the country, news agencies reported.

The Deputy Head of the Municipal Council in the city of Samarra said the blast went off around midday, during Friday prayers. The official, Mizhar Fleih, says at least eight people were wounded in the attack.

Samarra is 95 kilometers (60 miles) north of the Iraqi capital.

Iraq is weathering its worst bout of violence in half a decade. The killing has risen significantly since April, with more than 4,000 killed since the start of that month.

 

Pakistani Man Accused of Raping 30 Sheep in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH – MNAHI AL SHIYBANI :
AL RIYADH News Paper |  2013-06-08

Pakistani resident is facing charges of raping 30 sheeps belonging to a citizen in Al Aflaj, Al Marwah in Ar Riyad Saudi Arabia . The arrest came following a complaint received by the police station from a citizen reporting the capturing of the accused offender in the sheep’s yard before midnight to conduct a sexual intercourse with the animals.

The sheep owner filed a complaint to the security authorities to analyze his cattle, Ministry of Agriculture will execute the analysis on the animals to complete the investigation procedures with the accused offender.

 

 

‘New York’ man charged with plotting honor killings in Pakistan

New York man, eh? Hardly.

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New York man charged with plotting ‘honor killings’ in Pakistan

Published September 25, 2013

FoxNews.com

A New York man has been charged with conspiring to commit the “honor killings” of a family in Pakistan, the Department of Justice announced Wednesday.

U.S. authorities claim Mohammad Ajmal Choudhry, of Brooklyn, was plotting to murder the family members of a man he believed had helped his daughter escape from Pakistan to the U.S.

Choudhry was arraigned Wednesday on charges he conspired to murder in a foreign country, transmitted threats via interstate communications and committed visa fraud. His next scheduled court appearance is Thursday in Brooklyn.

TMI: Honor murders is a new crime in the Western world, imported with Muslim immigrants. In the Canada there are special police units trained to better detect signs of potential forced marriages and honor murders. A minimum 2,900 Muslim girls per year in the UK are sent to Muslim countries to be murdered in (dis)honor killings. When their absence is noted and questioned by schools, friends, neighbors, they are told that they went home to ‘get married’.  Over 5,000 more Muslim girls call helplines in secret and say they are threatened to be killed.

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According to federal prosecutors, Choudhry’s daughter, Amina Ajmal, was held against her will in Pakistan for more than three years by relatives at her father’s orders.

During her captivity, Ajmal, an American citizen, was forced into an arranged marriage with a Pakistani national for the purpose of obtaining a U.S. visa for that individual, authorities said. Ajmal managed to eventually flee Pakistan and return to the U.S. with the help of a cousin and State Department officials.

Prosecutors say Choudhry — who did not know his daughter’s whereabouts — threatened her in recorded telephone calls, saying he would plan the murder of her cousin if she did not return to the family’s Brooklyn home.

After his daughter’s refusal to return home, her cousin’s father and sister were shot and killed in Pakistan on Feb. 25, according to U.S. officials. Witnesses reported seeing Choudhry’s brother standing over the bodies with a gun. Agents from HSI and the Diplomatic Security Service placed the 60-year-old Choudhry under arrest in Brooklyn later that same day.

“As alleged, the defendant viewed his daughter as a commodity to be bartered. When she escaped those holding her overseas and fled to safety in the U.S., the defendant enlisted his confederates to retaliate against those who had helped her to freedom. As a result of his plot, two innocent people were murdered in Pakistan,” U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch said in a press release Wednesday. “We are committed to ensuring that people in the United States who export murder abroad will be brought to justice.”

 

(Transcript) Kenya Terrorist Leader Shaykh Mukhtar Abu Zubayr: “Objective of Jihad is deposing the apostate”

HSM Press Office @HSM_PR

25th September 2013 from TwitLonger

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TRANSCRIPT: Speech of HSM Leader, Shaykh Mukhtar Abu Zubayr, regarding the #Westgate Operation

 

All praise is due to Almighty Allah, the Lord of the worlds, and victory is for the Muttaqeen (the pious believers) and there is no animosity except against the oppressors, and may peace and blessings be upon the noblest of Prophets and Messengers. As for what follows:

Allah, the Exalted, said:

“And when they advanced to meet Jalut (Goliath) and his forces, they invoked: “Our Lord! Pour forth on us patience, and make our feet firm and make us victorious over the disbelieving people.

So they routed them by Allah’s Leave and Dawud (David) killed Jalut (Goliath), and Allah gave him [Dawud (David)] the kingdom and Al-Hikmah (Prophethood), and taught him of that which He willed. And if Allah did not check one set of people by means of another, the earth would indeed be full of mischief. But Allah is full of bounty to the ‘Alamin (mankind, jinn and all that exists)

And the Messenger of Allah, may peace and blessing be upon him, said:

“I have been sent ahead of the Hour with the sword so that Allaah will be worshipped alone without partners, and my provision has been placed under the shade of my spear, and humiliation has been decreed for those who go against my command”

On Saturday 21 September 2013, and which was just 10 days after the anniversary date of the blessed 911 operations, a battle which is among the epic battles in the history of Islam began in Nairobi, and in which some of the Mujahideen Martyrom Seekers have written with their blood. Allah has honoured the Mujahideen fighters to write this epic battle – the Badar of Nairobi – with their blood and to change the course of history and avenge the deaths of the weak, oppressed Muslims.

The Mujahideen fighters refused to accept the invasion of their Muslim lands and the massacre of innocent Muslims and live with such humiliation. They could not accept the persistent theft of their land’s resources which the Kenyan leaders and Western companies have conspired to plunder.

The Mujahideen fought against the oppression of their brothers in prisons of the Crusaders and their apostate allies, delivering a message that said: “as long as our brothers are being oppressed in prisons, peace will never come to the oppressors who are holding them.”

So, we say to them, congratulations and we give them glad tiding of the prophet’s words, may peace and blessings be upon him, when he was asked:

“Which of the martyrs is best? He said: “Those who, when they take up their position in the ranks for battle, do not turn their faces away until they are killed. They will be in the highest dwellings in Paradise, and their Lord smiles upon them, and when your Lord smiles upon a slave in this world, he will not be brought to account.”

In another narration, when the Prophet, peace be upon him, was asked:

“What type of jihad is best? He said: “The one whose horse is killed and whose blood is shed.”

So congratulations! You have renewed the fact that the Mujahideen’s objective of Jihad is deposing the apostate tyrants, supporting the weak and standing in the face of oppression. You have manifestly proven how valuable the blood of the Muslim is and how the Mujahideen take great measures to safeguard the inviolable blood of the Muslims.

Many lessons can be derived from this epic battle ‘Badar of Nairobi’. The battle is a testament to the power of Eeman [faith] and clearly illustrates that nothing can stand against it.

Allah, the Exalted, says:

“You killed them not, but Allah killed them. And you (Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم) threw not when you did throw, but Allah threw, that He might test the believers by a fair trial from Him. Verily, Allah is All-Hearer, All-Knower.

This (is the fact) and surely, Allah weakens the deceitful plots of the disbelievers.”
[Anfal, 17-18]

The attack at Westgate Mall was to torment the Kenyan leaders who’ve impulsively invaded the Islamic Wilaayat. It was also a retribution against the Western states that supported the Kenyan invasion and are spilling the blood of innocent Muslims in order to pave the way for their mineral companies. It also acts as a clear testament to the historical blunder that the Kenyan government made when it decided to invade the Islamic Wilaayaat.

The attack has also glaringly illuminated the sheer vulnerability of the different sections of the Kenyan forces, be they police, intelligence or the military, and this was demonstrated by the utter failure that their forces came against when they tried to storm the building that was occupied by the Mujahideen.

Allah, the Exalted, says:

“The likeness of those who take (false deities as) Auliya’ (protectors, helpers) other than Allah is the likeness of a spider who builds (for itself) a house; but verily, the frailest (weakest) of houses is the spider’s house – if they but knew.” [Ankaboot, 41]

The attack is also a slap in the face of on the dwindling economy of the Kenyan government and has also successfully foiled the clandestine schemes of the Zionist Jews in Kenya. It’s a disaster for the Western politicians and their intelligence apparatuse who have miserably failed to save their own citizens.

We tell the Kenyan public: You have entered into a war that is not yours and is serving against your national interests. You have voluntarily given up on your security and economy and lost many of your sons. You are taking an active part in the massacres that are being perpetrated by your military in Kismayo and the neighboring regions. That is so because it’s you who have chosen your politicians, the taxes that you pay are being used to arm Uhuru Kenyatta’s army that is actively killing Muslims and it’s you who have supported your government’s decision to go to war.

Allah, the Exalted, says:

“And those who disbelieve say: “We believe not in this Qur’an nor in that which was before it.” But if you could see when the Thalimun (polytheists and wrong-doers) will be made to stand before their Lord, how they will cast the (blaming) word one to another! Those who were deemed weak will say to those who were arrogant: “Had it not been for you, we should certainly have been believers!

And those who were arrogant will say to those who were deemed weak: “Did we keep you back from guidance after it had come to you? Nay, but you were Mujrimin (polytheists, sinners, disbelievers, criminals)

Those who were deemed weak will say to those who were arrogant: “Nay, but it was your plotting by night and day: when you ordered us to disbelieve in Allah and set up rivals to Him!” And each of them (parties) will conceal their own regrets (for disobeying Allah during this worldly life), when they behold the torment. And We shall put iron collars round the necks of those who disbelieved. Are they requited aught except what they used to do?” [Saba, 31-34]

Now, you still have an opportunity to reflect and reach a conclusive decision and hold your politicians to account. Do not wait for Uhuru kenyatta to bring about a solution to your problems as he has no further objectives beyond that presidential seat. It was he who spilt the blood of thousands of ordinary Kenyans during the previous elections and is today prepared for thousands more of your sons to die inside their country as well as abroad in order for him to prolong his stay in power, please his Western masters and accomplish their objectives. Do not be misled by the International Criminal Court as it’s simply a facade to create further publicity for Uhuru.

There is no way that you, the Kenyan public, could possibly endure a prolonged war in Somalia and you cannot also withstand a war of attrition inside your own country. So make your choice today and withdraw all your forces from the Islamic Wilaayaat, otherwise be prepared for an abundance of blood that will be spilt in your country, economic downfall and displacement.

 

Allah, the Exalted, says:

“Fight against them so that Allah will punish them by your hands and disgrace them and give you victory over them and heal the breasts of a believing people

And remove the anger of their (believers’) hearts. Allah accepts the repentance of whom He wills. Allah is All-Knowing, All-Wise.” [At-Tawbah, 14-15]

And the last of our call is that all praise is due to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds.

 

HSM Press Office

Kenya Update: More killed and over 300 injured

Update from the subhuman savages in Kenya who twitter, calling it #JihadDispatches:

  • Our mujahideen inside the #WestGateMall notified us that they have killed 5 KDF kids & injured more than 15 of them. #JihadDispatches
  • Meanwhile our comrades have destroyed 12 vehicles & buildings belonging to the kenyan gov’t in the succesfull operation of Mandera, #Kenya.
  • Mujahideen killed 123 kuffars inside the predominantly west-infested SPY unit.more than 300 injured. #JihadDispatches
  • We just made another contact with our comrades inside #WestGate, operation nice, holding more than 50 kuffars inside. #JihadDispatches
  • The Mujahideen inside #WestGateMall killed more than 100 kuffars so far. Mission yet to be fulfilled. #JihadDispatches
  • Our mujahideen comrades are still inside the #WestGatemall doing their mission with God blessings. #JihadDispatches
  • Our mujahideen in #WestGateMall are still in full control of the complex.we are once again urging Kenya to withdraw its troops from #Somalia

Now, this is the most amusing and delusional one on Islam:

HSM Press office   @HSM_official1   22 Sep
But with God’s grace, we will overcome it and one, lawful, generous, kind religion will rule the whole world one day(ISLAM).#JihadDispatches

HSM Press office (HSM_official1) on Twitter 2013-09-26 16-28-24

Kenya: “Muslims Slit Victims’ Throats And Threw Screaming Hostages From Balconies”

Westgate Kenya yesterday, Westfield London tomorrow.

What right does the politicians in the U.S., U.K. and E.U. have to permit dangerous and hateful immigrants to flood into the country in millions, and then continue denying their hateful religion and behavioral problems and do nothing about it? There are now over 50 million Muslims throughout Europe. The majority of these have entered only within the past 20 years. UK claims their unofficial figure states 5 million Muslims now reside in the country, while official figures (and they alter quite a bit) estimates 4.8% Muslims. Muslims themselves claim their numbers are more than double the official figure because most of them enter via forged passports and ID cards. They have Muslims working within all levels of police, immigration and government, which apparently makes sure even fake passport numbers are made authentic in government books.

In Sweden Muslims are claimed to be around 500,000. And as in England, Muslims themselves claim they are at least twice that number and steadily keep increasing. Again from forged passports, drivers licenses – or bribed documents from other EU countries which then gives them easy and free access to any other nation in the EU.

In the United States the Muslim population quickly rose from 2.7 million to roughly 8-9 million (Obama’s numbers) in less than four years. There is already a continuous increase in terrorism attempts, and specially hidden and creeping terrorism such as poisoning of water sources, derailing of trains, arson, financial jihad, lawfare, indoctrination in Universities and schools for anti-Israel and anti-government sentiments and on and on.

The Kenya devout Muslims (why call them terrorists? They’re DEVOUT Muslims, appeasing their Allah) claim they had taken over 83 hostages and strapped bombs to them. They further claim that the Kenyan police, by throwing explosive into the building caused the collapse of the entire roof – killing all the hostages they had kept there. Witnesses claim the Muslims burnt mattresses which eventually caused the roof to collapse.

HSM Press Tweet: “To cover their crime, the Kenyan govt carried out a demolition to the building, burying evidence and all hostages under the rubble #Westgate

JihadDispatches 2013-09-26 16-31-00

Meanwhile in England they are becoming more and more insane: the new Archbishop of Canterbury have asked people to ‘Pray for the Kenya TERRORISTS’! They are truly MAD people. No wonder they are now known as Britanistan.

Story from witnesses in Westgate below.

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First pictures of Kenya’s shattered massacre mall: Video shows gaping chasm as witnesses say terrorists slit victims’ throats and threw screaming hostages from balconies

  • Minister had said collapse was caused when terrorists set mattresses on fire
  • Al Shabaab claimed Kenyan assault team carried out ‘demolition’ of complex
  • Shell-shocked troops said mall resembled ‘a scene from a horror movie’
  • Fears of second attack after four militants tried to escape during the siege
  • Police say five insurgents were killed and ten have been taken into custody
  • Questions over how intelligence services missed elaborately planned attack
  • Terror group says foreign non-Muslims were a ‘legitimate target’
  • Forensic teams start working through the rubble to identify bodies

By Simon Tomlinson

PUBLISHED: 09:26, 26 September 2013

Shocking new video today revealed the true extent of the destruction caused to the Nairobi shopping centre during the four-day battle between Kenyan forces and Islamic militants.

Aerial footage shows a gaping hole in the mall’s roof after three storeys collapsed when Kenyan soldiers fired rocket-propelled grenades inside the complex, knocking out a support column, a government official said.

The collapse happened on Monday when government troops launched a massive assault on the mall where up to 150 people are thought to have been killed.

During the firefight, hostages reportedly had their throats slashed from ear to ear and were thrown screaming from third-floor balconies as the siege came to a bloody end.

Shell-shocked Kenyan troops said the inside of the Israeli-run mall resembled a ‘scene from a horror movie’ with blood spattered everywhere and dead bodies strewn across the floor.

Chasm: New footage has revealed the extent of the destruction to Nairobi's Westgate mall after three floors of the complex collapsed during heavy fighting between Kenyan forces and Islamic militants

Chasm: New footage has revealed the extent of the destruction to Nairobi’s Westgate mall after three floors of the complex collapsed during heavy fighting between Kenyan forces and Islamic militants

Carnage: The collapse came on Monday, shortly after large explosions rang out followed by billows of smoke

Carnage: The collapse came on Monday, shortly after large explosions rang out followed by billows of smoke

Destruction: Cars are strewn among the carnage, which was caused by Kenyan soldiers who fired rocket-propelled grenades inside the complex, knocking out a support column, a government official said

Destruction: Cars are strewn among the carnage, which was caused by Kenyan soldiers who fired rocket-propelled grenades inside the complex, knocking out a support column, a government official said

Conflicting reports: A minister said the terrorists had set mattresses on fire, causing the roof to collapse

Conflicting reports: A minister said the terrorists had set mattresses on fire, causing the roof to collapse.

One soldier told the Daily Mirror: ‘I have seen many bad things, but this will haunt me for the rest of my days.’

The main thrust of the operation began at 6am on Monday when troops and helicopters surrounded the building, but their efforts were hampered by an Al Shabaab sniper who managed to pin them back for nearly 24 hours.

As tear gas was used to try to flush him out, another terrorist reportedly blew himself up. It is believed the resulting fire may have killed dozens of shoppers in a supermarket.

The following day, the soldiers were ordered to adopt a ‘shoot to kill’ policy and launched their final attack on the terror group on the roof of the mall at 5pm.

The mall was retaken about half an hour later.

Between 10 and 15 terrorists are thought to have stormed the mall on Saturday, according to Kenyan officials.

The police said five insurgents were killed in the battle and at least 10 taken into custody.

Still smouldering: Smoke rises over the mall on Thursday morning as a forensic examination begins inside

Still smouldering: Smoke rises over the mall on Thursday morning as a forensic examination begins inside

Assessing the damage: Kenyan government officials accompanied by armed security officers tour an outside upper level near a collapsed floor of the Westgate mall

Assessing the damage: Kenyan government officials accompanied by armed security officers tour an outside upper level near a collapsed floor of the Westgate mall

Surveying the scene: A Maasai man looks out over the smouldering mall from an overlooking building

Surveying the scene: A Maasai man looks out over the smouldering mall from an overlooking building

HOW DID AL SHABAAB SMUGGLE IN SUCH AN ARSENAL OF WEAPONS?

When Kenyan troops launched their assault to retake the mall, they didn’t just face bullets from AK-47 rifles.

They found themselves up against an arsenal of booby-trap explosives, heavy-calibre machine guns, rocket-propelled grenades and tens of thousands of live rounds.

Much of this would very unlikely have been carried into the complex by the Al Shabaab militia, say security sources.

They say they were much more likely to have been smuggled in beforehand.

This adds weight to claims that the group
hired a women’s clothes shop in the mall beforehand to stash their weapons.

It is also thought English-speaking foreign fighters were carefully selected and plans of the huge Westgate mall studied down to the ventilation ducts.

This raises questions about how intelligence agencies failed to pick up on such an elaborately planned attack.

A British defence source told the Independent: ‘This was hardly a spontaneous event, the way these guys were deployed… the fact they could replenish their ammunition shows a lot of pre-planning.’

Video of the roof collapse showed massive carnage with cars littered among the piles of rubble.

Although a government minister said the terrorists had set mattresses on fire, causing the roof to collapse, the video showed such massive destruction that the explanation seemed unlikely to be the full story.

On its Twitter feed, Al Shabaab, the Somali Islamic extremist group which carried out the attack, claimed the Kenyan government assault team carried out ‘a demolition’ of the building.

It accused the Kenyan authorities of using chemical s to subdue the attackers, a claim denied as ‘wild allegations’ by the government.

Meanwhile, fears have been raised of a second attack after at least four militants tried to escape halfway through the siege, but were forced back by Kenyan commandos and U.S. agents.

A security source with detailed knowledge of the siege said the armed terrorists tried to flee from a second-storey roof, according to The Times.

It came on the same day that security services warned of a possible second attack.

FBI experts have now begun fingerprint, DNA and forensic analysis near bodies crushed by rubble in a bullet-scarred mall to help identify victims and the gunmen.

It comes as ten Britons were yesterday thought to have died in the Nairobi mall massacre as it emerged the death toll could double to more than 130.

Six Britons are confirmed dead but investigators believe the bodies of at least another four UK citizens may be trapped under the collapsed Westgate complex.

Scotland Yard detectives were among the first into the remains of the mall yesterday seeking to identify the Britons – and terrorists.

Ongoing operation: Kenyan soldiers gather at the entrance to the mall. Ten Britons are thought to have died in the massacre as it emerged the death toll could double to more than 130

Ongoing operation: Kenyan soldiers gather at the entrance to the mall. Ten Britons are thought to have died in the massacre as it emerged the death toll could double to more than 130

Probe: The FBI has begun fingerprint, DNA and forensic analysis to help identify victims and the gunmen

Probe: The FBI has begun fingerprint, DNA and forensic analysis to help identify victims and the gunmen

MALL TERROR GROUP KILL TWO POLICE ON SOMALI BORDER

The same extremist group that took over a Nairobi mall attacked a security post near the Somali border Thursday and killed two police officers, while promising the violence would continue until Kenyan troops were withdrawn from Somalia.

The leader of the Somalia-based al-Shabab, Ahmed Godane Shaykh Mukhtar Abu Zubayr, warned the Kenyan public there was no way they could ‘withstand a war of attrition inside your own country,’ in a new statement posted on the Internet late Wednesday.

‘Make your choice today and withdraw all your forces,…’ Godane said.

‘Otherwise be prepared for an abundance of blood that will be spilt in your country, economic downfall and displacement.’

The current death toll is 72 and is likely to climb with uncounted bodies remaining in the wreckage of the mall.

Another 175 people were injured, including more than 60 who remain in hospital. At least 18 foreigners were among those killed.

Al-Shabab said foreigners were a ‘legitimate target’ and confirmed witness accounts that gunmen separated Muslims from other people and let the Muslims go free. The others were gunned down or taken hostage.

‘The Mujahideen carried out a meticulous vetting process at the mall and have taken every possible precaution to separate the Muslims from the Kuffar (disbelievers) before carrying out their attack,’ the group said in an email exchange with The Associated Press.

Witnesses have said gunmen rounded up people, asked questions about Islam that a Muslim would know and told the Muslims to leave the mall. Still, some Muslims were among the victims.

Also among those killed when the militants entered the mall on Saturday, firing assault rifles and throwing grenades, were six Britons and people from France, Canada, the Netherlands, Australia, Peru, India, Ghana, South Africa and China.

Asked if al-Shabab had intended to kill foreigners, the group said ‘our target was to attack the Kenyan government on its soil and any part of the Kenyan territory is a legitimate target … and Kenya should be held responsible for the loss of life, whether foreigners or local’.

Gathering evidence: Foreign forensic experts, flanked by Kenyan military personnel, check the perimeter walls around Westgate shopping centre

Gathering evidence: Foreign forensic experts, flanked by Kenyan military personnel, check the perimeter walls around Westgate shopping centre

Grim task: A morgue worker waits outside in the grounds of the mortuary in Nairobi

Grim task: A morgue worker waits outside in the grounds of the mortuary in Nairobi

Al-Shabab had threatened retaliation against Kenya for sending its troops into Somalia.

The group’s leader, Ahmed Godane, said in a new audio statement that the attack was carried out in retaliation for the West’s support for Kenya’s Somalia invasion and the ‘interest of their oil companies’ – Somalia has untapped energy reserves. More attacks would come, Godane said, if Kenya did not withdraw its troops.

Although Kenya’s foreign minister said earlier that ‘two or three’ American citizens may have been involved in the attack, a Western official said that after checking passport and refugee databases that there was not yet an indication any Americans were involved. Several US cities, notably Minneapolis, host large Somali-American communities.

The violence continued elsewhere yesterday. In the Kenyan town of Wajir, which lies along the border with Somalia, one person was killed and four wounded after a gunman opened fire and threw grenades, the Interior Ministry said.

Interior minister Joseph Ole Lenku said forensic experts from the US, Israel, Britain, Germany and Canada were taking part in trying to reconstruct the scene at the mall. He said results would not be ready for a week.

Mortuaries in Nairobi have been prepared for the last two days for a large influx of bodies still in the mall. Officials have said the shopping centre, which the terrorists held for four days, could hold dozens more bodies.

In mourning: Ghanaian soldiers carry the flag-draped coffin of celebrated poet, professor and ambassador Kofi Awoonor after his body was flown back from Kenya, at the airport in Accra, Ghana

In mourning: Ghanaian soldiers carry the flag-draped coffin of celebrated poet, professor and ambassador Kofi Awoonor after his body was flown back from Kenya, at the airport in Accra, Ghana

Grief-stricken: Unidentified family members mourn as they arrive from Kenya accompanying the coffin of mall victim Kofi Awoonor, at the airport in Accra, Ghana

Grief-stricken: Unidentified family members mourn as they arrive from Kenya accompanying the coffin of mall victim Kofi Awoonor, at the airport in Accra, Ghana

The government has confirmed 72 total deaths: 61 civilians, six security forces and five attackers. The Red Cross says 71 people remain missing.

At least 12 Muslims are among the civilians killed, according to The Times.

Al-Shabab said the Kenyan government assault team carried out ‘a demolition’ of the building, burying 137 hostages in the debris.

A government spokesman denied the claim and said Kenyan forces were clearing all rooms, firing as they moved and encountering no one.

The al-Shabab claim appeared to refer to the rocket-propelled grenades fired inside the Nakumatt department store, in the incident described by a government official.

In a series of tweets from a Twitter account believed to be genuine, al-Shabab also said that ‘having failed to defeat the mujahideen inside the mall, the Kenyan govt disseminated chemical gases to end the siege’.

Kenyan government spokesman Manoah Esipisu said no chemical weapons were used – including tear gas – and that the collapse of floors in the mall was caused by a fire set by the terrorists.

Mr Lenku said there were no indications that a woman took part in the attack, despite persistent press speculation, and he said officials had not yet confirmed reports that the attackers had rented a shop inside the mall.

In another development, a British man was arrested in Kenya following the terrorist attack, the Foreign Office said.

British officials were ready to provide assistance to the man, the FO said. The man is believed to be in his 30s and a newspaper report said he was arrested on Monday as he tried to board a flight from Nairobi to Turkey with a bruised face and while acting suspiciously.

Kenya says 11 suspects have been arrested in connection with the attack, including at least seven at the airport.

The International Criminal Court in the Hague has said it is prepared to work with Kenya to bring the attackers to justice. ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said while Kenya had primary jurisdiction in the murder of civilians in the mall, the atrocity could also fall under the court’s remit.

The mall attack was the deadliest terrorist attack in Kenya since the 1998 al Qaida truck bombing of the US embassy in Nairobi, which killed more than 200 people.

Islam In Action: Pictures From The Kenya Massacre

At least 150 people were killed when Islamic militants from Somalia’s al Qaeda-linked Al Shabaab group stormed into the Westgate Shopping Center in Nairobi, Kenya on Saturday and opened fire. The stand off between the terrorists and the police and army has entered a third day. it is unclear how many gunmen and hostages are still inside the shopping center.

VERY GRAPHIC IMAGES.

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1.  Customers run following a shootout between unidentified armed men and the police at the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi. THOMAS MUKOYA/REUTERS

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2.  A journalist rescues a woman injured in a shootout between armed men and the police at the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi. THOMAS MUKOYA/REUTERS

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3.  Rescuers attempt to evacuate a man injured in a shootout between armed men and the police at the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi. THOMAS MUKOYA/REUTERS

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4.  Rescuers attempt to evacuate a man injured in a shootout between armed men and the police at the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi. THOMAS MUKOYA/REUTERS

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5.  A policeman takes up position during a shootout with armed men at the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi. THOMAS MUKOYA/REUTERS

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6.  Customers evacuate following a shootout between unidentified armed men and the police at the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi. THOMAS MUKOYA/REUTERS

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7.  Relatives stand next to dead bodies of victims killed when gunmen stormed the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi. NOOR KHAMIS/REUTERS

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8.  A woman’s body is seen in a shopping centre in Nairobi after a shoot spree. GORAN TOMASEVIC/REUTERS

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9.  Armed police search through a shopping centre for a gunman in Nairobi. GORAN TOMASEVIC/REUTERS

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10.  An injured woman cries for help after gunmen stormed the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi. NOOR KHAMIS/REUTERS

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11.  A close up shows the hand of a man killed when gunmen stormed the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi. NOOR KHAMIS/REUTERS

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12.  People help injured victims next to dead bodies after a shooting spree at Westgate shopping centre in Nairobi,. NOOR KHAMIS/REUTERS

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13.  Armed police search customers inside a bathroom while combing through a shopping centre for gunmen in Nairobi. GORAN TOMASEVIC/REUTERS

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14.  Dead bodies lay covered on the ground at a parking lot after gunmen stormed the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi. NOOR KHAMIS/REUTERS

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15.  A body is seen as an armed police searches through a shopping centre for gunmen in Nairobi. GORAN TOMASEVIC/REUTERS

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16.  Construction workers run following a shootout between unidentified armed men and the police at the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi. NOOR KHAMIS/REUTERS

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17.  A policeman walks outside the evacuated Westgate shopping mall during a shootout with armed men in Nairobi. THOMAS MUKOYA/REUTERS

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18.  Police officer holds a gun to provide cover for customers running out as a shooting took place at Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi. NOOR KHAMIS/REUTERS

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19.  People come out from hiding under a car next to bodies as police search for gunmen in a shopping centre in Nairobi. GORAN TOMASEVIC/REUTERS

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20.  Bodies are seen after a shooting spree at Westgate shopping centre in Nairobi. GORAN TOMASEVIC/REUTERS

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21.  Armed police search through a shopping centre for gunmen in Nairobi. GORAN TOMASEVIC/REUTERS

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22.  Terrified children wait by the body of a man after escaping from a shopping centre as police search for gunmen in Nairobi. GORAN TOMASEVIC/REUTERS

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23.  Security forces push an injured person in a shopping trolley from a shopping centre as police search for gunmen in Nairobi. GORAN TOMASEVIC/REUTERS

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24.  Injured people cry for help after gunmen went on a shooting spree in a shopping centre in Nairobi. GORAN TOMASEVIC/REUTERS

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25.  Women carrying children run for safety as armed police hunt gunmen who went on a shooting spree in Westgate shopping centre in Nairobi. GORAN TOMASEVIC/REUTERS

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26.  A child runs to safety as armed police hunt gunmen who went on a shooting spree at Westgate shopping centre in Nairobi. GORAN TOMASEVIC/REUTERS

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27.  Dead bodies are seen inside a car after a shooting spree by gunmen at Westgate shopping centre in Nairobi. NOOR KHAMIS/REUTERS

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28.  People scramble for safety as armed police hunt gunmen who went on a shooting spree at Westgate shopping centre in Nairobi. GORAN TOMASEVIC/REUTERS

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29.  Armed police guide a woman carrying a child to safety as they hunt gunmen who went on a shooting spree at Westgate shopping centre in Nairobi. GORAN TOMASEVIC/REUTERS

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30.  A soldier walks past a body as people hug each other leaving Westgate shopping centre, after gunmen went on a shooting spree, in Nairobi. GORAN TOMASEVIC/REUTERS

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31.  Shoppers and shop assistants raise their hands as they are escorted to safety while armed police hunt gunmen who went on a shooting spree in Westgate shopping centre in Nairobi. GORAN TOMASEVIC/REUTERS

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32.  Dead bodies lie at Westgate shopping centre, as armed police hunt gunmen who went on a shooting spree in Nairobi. GORAN TOMASEVIC/REUTERS

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33.  Soldiers and armed police hunt gunmen who went on a shooting spree in Westgate shopping centre in Nairobi. GORAN TOMASEVIC/REUTERS

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34.  A man is helped out of Westgate Shopping Centre where gunmen went on a shooting spree, in Nairobi. STRINGER/REUTERS

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35.  A police officer tries to secure an area inside the Westgate Shopping Centre where gunmen went on a shooting spree in Nairobi. STRINGER/REUTERS

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36.  Civilians escape an area at the Westgate Shopping Centre in Nairobi. STRINGER/REUTERS

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37.  Security officers secure an area inside Westgate Shopping Centre in Nairobi. STRINGER/REUTERS

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38.  A mother and her children hide from gunmen at Westgate Shopping Centre in Nairobi. STRINGER/REUTERS

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39.  A woman walks past the body of a man as she escapes Westgate Shopping Centre in Nairobi. GORAN TOMASEVIC/REUTERS

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40.  Armed police search Westgate Shopping Centre in Nairobi. GORAN TOMASEVIC/REUTERS

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41.  A dead man lies at the entrance of the Westgate Shopping Centre in Nairobi. STRINGER/REUTERS

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42.  People run for cover as the stand-off continues into the night at Westgate Shopping Centre in Nairobi. NOOR KHAMIS/REUTERS

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43.  A Kenyan army soldier keeps guard in an armoured carrier vehicle, at the Westgate Shopping Centre in Nairobi. NOOR KHAMIS/REUTERS

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44.  Armed police guide a woman carrying a child to safety at Westgate Shopping Centre in Nairobi. GORAN TOMASEVIC/REUTERS

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45.  Soldiers from the Kenya Defence Forces arrive at the Westgate Shopping Centre in the capital Nairobi. THOMAS MUKOYA/REUTERS

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46.  A wounded man sits in shock at a parking lot of Westgate Shopping Centre in Nairobi. GORAN TOMASEVIC/REUTERS

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47.  Policemen search a man for weapons as he walked out of Westgate Shopping Centre in Nairobi. GORAN TOMASEVIC/REUTERS

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48.  Volunteers at a hospital assist a man whose relative was killed in Saturday’s attack at the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi. THOMAS MUKOYA/REUTERS

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49.  Members of Indian community pay respects at cremation ceremony of victim killed during shopping mall shooting spree in Nairobi. NOOR KHAMIS/REUTERS

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50.  A Kenyan soldier walks out of the main gate of Westgate Shopping Centre in Nairobi. GORAN TOMASEVIC/REUTERS

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51.  Kenyan soldiers enter the main gate of Westgate Shopping Centre in Nairobi. GORAN TOMASEVIC/REUTERS

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52.  Onlookers stand along the road and look from a distance at Westgate Shopping Centre, where gunmen are holding hostages, in Nairobi. STRINGER/REUTERS

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53.  A Kenyan policeman secures the road past the Westgate Shopping Centre in the capital Nairobi. THOMAS MUKOYA/REUTERS

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54.  Security officers take cover as they wait for developments, near Westgate Shopping Centre in Nairobi. STRINGER/REUTERS

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55.  Police officers take position during the ongoing military operation at the Westgate Shopping Centre in Nairobi. THOMAS MUKOYA/REUTERS

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56.  Security officer takes cover following string of explosions from Westgate Shopping Centre in Nairobi during the third day of a stand-off between Kenyan security forces and gunmen inside the building. STRINGER/REUTERS

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57.  Smoke rises over Westgate Shopping Centre after an explosion in Nairobi. GORAN TOMASEVIC/REUTERS

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58.  People and cars are turned back from a back street after a series of explosions and gun fire within the Westgate Shopping Centre in Nairobi. NOOR KHAMIS/REUTERS

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59.  Smoke rises from the Westgate shopping centre in Nairobi following a string of explosions during the third day of a stand-off between Kenyan security forces and gunmen inside the building. STRINGER/REUTERS

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60.  Residents run away as policemen fired tear gas to disperse them, after an explosion at the Westgate shopping centre in Nairobi. THOMAS MUKOYA/REUTERS

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61.  A soldier rides a horse near the Westgate shopping centre after an explosion in Nairobi. STRINGER/REUTERS

The Westgate Shopping Center Shootings In Kenya

62.  Smoke rises from the Westgate shopping centre in Nairobi following a string of explosions during the third day of a stand-off between Kenyan security forces and gunmen inside the building. STRINGER/REUTERS

The Westgate Shopping Center Shootings In Kenya

63.  People run from tear gas as security officers disperse a crowd of onlookers near the security perimeter of the Westgate Shopping Centre in Nairobi. STRINGER/REUTERS

The Westgate Shopping Center Shootings In Kenya

64.  A KDF armoured military vehicle drives from the Westgate shopping centre after an exchange of gunfire inside the mall in Nairobi. THOMAS MUKOYA/REUTERS

The Westgate Shopping Center Shootings In Kenya

65.  A Kenyan soldier looks at members of the Somali community living in Nairobi, as they deliver food and drinks to soldiers and security personnel near the Westgate shopping centre in Nairobi. STRINGER/REUTERS