“Here it was pain” 8

This description of what has now been found in the Kenyan shopping mall, after the attack by the Islamic terrorist group al-Shabaab which began on Saturday September 21, comes from the MailOnline:

Soldiers told of the horrific torture meted out by terrorists in the Nairobi mall massacre yesterday with claims hostages were dismembered, had their eyes gouged out and were left hanging from hooks in the ceiling.

Men were said to have been castrated and had fingers removed with pliers before being blinded and hanged.

Children were found dead in the food court fridges with knives still embedded in their bodies

The horrifying details came yesterday as the first pictures emerged from within the wreckage of the building, showing piles of bodies left strewn across the floor. …

Lying in the rubble are feared to be the bodies of as many as 71 civilians who have been declared missing by the Kenyan Red Cross. …

Yesterday, soldiers and doctors who were among the first people into the mall after it was reclaimed on Tuesday, spoke of the horrifying scenes inside.

“You find people with hooks hanging from the roof,” said one Kenyan doctor … “They removed eyes, ears, nose. They get your hand and sharpen it like a pencil then they tell you to write your name with the blood. They drive knives inside a child’s body. Actually if you look at all the bodies … fingers are cut by pliers, the noses are ripped by pliers. Here it was pain.”

  • WmarkW

    It can be difficult to separate the effects of religion from those of culture. This kind of barbarity is not uncommon in African inter-tribal conflicts, even in places like the Congo and South Africa, where Islam is a minor presence.

    • Frank

      That being the case, Islam is the perfect religion for them. They both share the same barbaric mindset.

      • The core of tribalism (barbarian) came from their own customs and/or the doctrine of barbarian leader (with or without religion). If we want to be honest, POLITICAL INTERESTS is the core BUSINESS.
        The proverb is: If you preaching about peace, DO NOT sell weapon for foreigner.

    • Jillian Becker

      The Congo, yes. But South Africa? Instances, please.

    • WmarkW, you have good insight 🙂

  • liz

    This illustrates the true consequences of Islam.
    If followed minimally, it simply causes mental stagnation by stifling free thought and inquiry, as all religion does.
    If followed a little more strictly, it kills joy and causes emotional and psychological pain, repression and hypocrisy by its overbearing demands for self-denial, submission and obedience to its commands.
    If followed maximally, with true devotion, it causes psychosis – a complete separation from reality in order to act out the commands of an insane, barbaric murderer, resulting in these unspeakable tragedies.