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‘You’re kidding?’ Obama statement on Kenya killings omitted one crucial fact

Somalian al-Shabaab militants chose Holy Week to cross the border into Kenya to wage a brutal attack specifically targeting Christians — but you would never know that from the American president

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Source: FoxNation.com

On Thursday, the day of the slaughter, it was reported:

At least 147 people were reported killed by al-Qaida-linked gunmen early Thursday – Holy Thursday to Christians — in an attack on a Kenyan university situated near the Somalian border.

Al Shabaab terrorists swarmed Garissa University in a pre-dawn raid that became a bloodbath, using a procedure that’s becoming all too familiar in Africa and the Middle East — they release the Muslims and target the Christians.

The fact that Christians were the target of the raid was confirmed by a student leader and survivor of the attack:

Student union vice chairman Collins Wetangula said he could hear the gunmen opening doors in his dormitory and asking the occupants whether they were Muslim or Christian. The sound of gunfire came when his fellow students gave the wrong answer.

“If you were a Christian you were shot on the spot,” he said. “With each blast of the gun I thought I was going to die.”

On the day of the massacre, the White House issued a statement condemning the militants but neglected to indicate the reason al-Shabaab raided the university — to kill Christians.

It’s as though President Obama believes that when Islamic terrorists attack Christians or Jews, religion is never a factor. The statement read:

Michelle and I join the American people in expressing our horror and sadness at the reports coming out of Garissa, Kenya. Words cannot adequately condemn the terrorist atrocities that took place at Garissa University College, where innocent men and women were brazenly and brutally massacred.  We join the world in mourning them, many of whom were students pursuing an education in the pursuit of a better life for themselves and their loved ones. They represented a brighter future for a region that has seen too much violence for far too long. We also commend the heroism of the responders who lost their lives in the selfless protection of the students and faculty.

I know firsthand the extraordinary resilience and fundamental decency of the people of Kenya. So I know that the people of Garissa and all of Kenya will grieve, but their determination to achieve a better and more secure future will not be deterred. And neither will the resolve of the United States. We will stand hand-in-hand with the Kenyan Government and people against the scourge of terrorism and in their efforts to bring communities together. This much is clear: the future of Kenya will not be defined by violence and terror; it will be shaped by young people like those at Garissa University College – by their talents, their hopes, and their achievements. This is a message I will relay to the Kenyan people when I visit Kenya in July. Even at this difficult hour, the Kenyan people should know they have an unwavering friend and ally in the United States of America.

Twitter users were divided. About half were outraged, and the rest saw it as another case of “business as usual” for the Obama administration.

Just as the Obama administration can’t recognize Islamic terrorists, so too it turns a blind eye to Christian and Jewish victims.

Twenty-one months — just 21 months remain before a new president and administration will take over the reins of this government. Let’s hope we can keep it all together in the interim.

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