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As sporadic gunfire continued to echo through sections of Nairobi and smoke hovered over Westgate Shopping Mall, the International Mission Board announced that all its personnel were accounted for.
An IMB missionary family of seven was trapped in the mall and separated as gunfire raged around them and bodies fell. They managed to escape within the first few hours of the siege. Another family lives a block away, and for four days they heard gunfire and explosions and the sounds of helicopters, ambulances and military vehicles moving in and out of the area. From their windows they saw smoke billowing from the mall.
Peace and calm are yet to come as security forces seek to flush out the last remaining militants holed up in the mall. For now it is a standoff. So far five militants have been killed and 11 captured....
The Muslim inclination to slaughter innocent bystanders because of a difference in theological opinion can only be described as pathological murders. The Somali's involved in this slaughter like many other African and Mid East Muslims are invariably uneducated peasants who are brain washed into an evil philosophy for one purpose only - to kill. I doubt if there is much evidence of an alternative muslim philosophy being applied in these countries to try and dispel the killer madness which is prevalent today. Someone trying that would probably be the next victim. Evil has its own master.