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Christians in the crosshairs

Posted: October 1, 2013 at 4:27 a.m.

Hiding the Christian name on his ID with his thumb, Joshua Hakim approached the gunmen and showed them the plastic card. “They told me to go. Then an Indian man came forward, and they said, ‘What is the name of Muhammad’s mother?’ When he couldn’t answer they just shot him.” That’s the way it went inside the Westgate Premier Shopping Mall in Nairobi last week. If you said when asked that you were Muslim, you were let go. If you answered no, you stayed. And maybe died.

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Editorial, Pages 14 on 10/01/2013

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