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Carnage in Kenya: "Religious Muslim Leaders Must Condemn and Isolate Islamist Terrorists Murdering in God's Name

September 23, 2013

Once again, the world is witness to the mass murder of innocent men, women and children by Islamist terrorists (photo).

"A few months ago, Boko Haram terrorists in Nigeria separated Muslims and Christians in a college dormitory before executing dozens of innocent Christian students. Now the world is confronted with Islamist terrorists whose murderous plan was to mass murder as many non-Muslims as possible, in Nairobi Kenya, once again first separating citizens who are Muslim," charged Rabbis Marvin Hier and Abraham Cooper, founder and dean and associate dean of the leading Jewish Human Rights NGO.

"We urge religious Muslim leaders to take on all those who aid and abet such desecrations — through their sermons, online, in schools and in the media. These leaders must condemn and isolate all Islamist terrorists who invoke God's name to justify murder and mayhem against innocent Christians, Hindus, Jews, and other Muslims who disagree with a violent theology which ultimately threatens us all,” Wiesenthal Center officials concluded.

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