In an incredible story of uncanny bravery in the face of terror, a 4-year-old British boy’s condemnatory message to the terrorists who stormed the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya saved himself and his family, reports MSN Now on Sept. 24.
The attack by a multinational group of al-Qaida-linked extremists and subsequent four-day siege by Kenyan security forces has been headline news for days, with at least 65 killed, and twice that amount injured. The Somali-based terrorist group al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for the attack.
As the Islamist terrorist, AK-47 in hand, approached little Elliott Prior and his wounded mother and his six-year-old sister Amelie, Elliot courageously shouted out, “You’re a bad man, let us leave!”
Incredulously, Elliot’s words gave the gunman pause, who responded by giving the family candy bars, and then allowing the trio to leave the mall. On their way out, the terrorist even offered an apology of sorts.
“Please forgive me, we are not monsters.” – al-Shabab terrorist to four-year-old boy
Elliott’s mother, 35-year-old Amber Prior, had been shot in the leg, but escaped with two other young hostages in addition to her children, including a 12-year-old boy whose mother had been shot dead.
Amber said the militant told her they only wanted to kill “Kenyans and Americans,” and that she was told “to change my religion to Islam.”
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