Muslims provide Christmas Miracle

A small, brave group of Muslims stood up for the brotherhood of humanity as opposed to religious extremism, when they defied at least ten militants linked to the Somalia-based al Shabab by defending a group of christians."The militants threatened to shoot us but we still refused and protected our brothers and sisters." 

Earlier this week Islamist militants opened fire on a bus in Mandera, which is North-East Kenya, carrying both Muslims and non-Muslims alike. At least two people were killed. 

The men then boarded the bus and ordered the Muslim passengers to split away from the Christians. However one Muslim man among the passengers on board the bus, Abdi Mohamud Abdi and his fellow Muslims threw caution to the wind when they refused. 

Abdi told reporters "We even gave some non-Muslims our religious attire to wear in the bus so that they would not be identified easily," Abdi said. "We stuck together tightly."

Abdi and the others escaped death for their defiance when the men gave up and left. 

Kenya has been the victim of numerous Islamist extremist attacks in recent times and Al Shabab has said it will continue its attacks on Kenya until Nairobi withdraws troops from an African Union force fighting the militants in Somalia. It has also said northeastern Kenya should be part of Somalia.

In previous attacks, al Shabab has often killed both Muslims and non-Muslims.

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