Sunday Sept. 22, Peshawar, Pakistan— as church services concluded and approximately 600 people were exiting All Saints Church, one of Pakistan's most historic Christian churches, Two Islamic terrorist suicide bombers detonated bombs at the gates, killing at least 75 men, women and children, and injuring at least 120.
The bombing was the deadliest attack on Christians in Pakistan’s 66-year history, sparking protests across the country over concerns of the government's failure to protect its Christian citizens being targeted by Islamic radicals. The Washington Post reports,
Pakistan’s Christian community says it is facing growing intimidation, as well as threats of kidnapping and death, from Islamist extremists and even some groups often seen as more mainstream.
“Every Christian is feeling under siege in Pakistan,” said Tahir Naveed Chaudhry, a Christian lawyer and chairman of the Pakistan Minorities Alliance.
Monday Sept. 23, Nairobi, Kenya— Several explosions have gone off in a shopping mall on the third day of a standoff between security forces and terrorists, still believed to be holding hostages. During busy shopping hours Saturday afternoon, 10 to 15 armed Islamic terrorists stormed the Westgate shopping mall and began executing bystanders and taking hostages. At least 62 are believed dead at this point, and an unknown number of hostages were taken. CNN has reported that American citizens are likely included among the Islamic terrorist attackers, members of a Mulslim extremist faction known as Al-Shabaab. It was reported by Frontpage Magazine that witnesses have claimed the terrorist group targeted non-Muslims (a detail omitted thus far by mainstream media), holding people at gunpoint and charging them to site a Muslim prayer, executing all (including women and children) that could not.