Terrorists Behind Mall Siege Threaten Bigger Attacks
The terrorist group behind the Kenyan mall siege has threatened to carry out even bigger attacks, labeling the bloodbath that has already claimed at least 62 lives merely a prelude to “the real deal.”
“After this drill, were going to carry out the real deal soon!” stated a Twitter message attributed to the Al-Shabab terrorist group. Twitter quickly suspended the account, but it keeps reappearing under derivations of the name ’@HSM_PRESOFFICE’.
The tweet also mentioned an individual by the name of Gulled Ali Mohamed, sending a message to his family that Mohamed was not in the Westgate shopping mall but was with the “5th squad,” which is preparing another attack.
On Saturday, up to 15 Al-Shabab militants stormed the Westgate shopping complex in Nairobi and began killing civilians. According to reports, the victims were subjected to a test in order to ascertain whether or not they were Muslims. Non-Muslims were either taken hostage or brutally slaughtered. Children and pregnant women were among the victims.
The attack was launched in protest against Kenya’s occupation of Somalia, which the terrorists are seeking to turn into a jihadist state.
Kenyan security forces claim they are close to ending the siege and that almost all of the hostages have now been freed.
The Al Shabab terror group is the African branch of Al-Qaeda, and is ideologically aligned with the same jihadists that the US and NATO backed in Libya and are currently supporting in Syria.
The 2011 invasion of Libya expanded Al-Qaeda’s operational capacity in both Africa and the Middle East.
As Tony Cartalucci summarizes, “Al Qaeda, for the West, serves as the ultimate geopolitical tool. It can be used as a pretext to invade, as well as a nearly inexhaustible mercenary army to carry out ruthless terrorist campaigns and even full-scale war as seen in Syria and Libya, to achieve Western objectives. Additionally, the omnipresent, nebulous nature of Al Qaeda serves as justification to strip away the rights and liberties of people at home, across Western civilization – perpetuating a climate of fear within which the seeds of very profitable war can be sown and continuously reaped.”
Watch more videos of the Kenyan mall siege below.