Muslim Teacher Who Died Protecting Christians Honored for Bravery

Posted by on April 5, 2016 in World with 24 Comments

Muslim Christian Bravery-compressed

By Michaela Whitton | The Anti Media

(ANTIMEDIA) United Kingdom — A Muslim teacher who died shielding Christians during a bus attack in Kenya has been posthumously awarded for his bravery.

Deputy head teacher Salah Farah was shot during the ambush by Al-Qaeda-linked militant group, Al-Shabaab, in December 2015. Farah was shot after he refused to be separated from Christian passengers on a bus traveling between Nairobi and Mandera. The father of four small children died a month later during surgery for his wounds.


In previous attacks throughout the region, the Somalia-based militants have killed Christians and spared Muslims. In December’s attack, sixty passengers were on the packed bus that was ambushed by armed gunmen.

Farah and others on board attempted to stalwart the militants, and when the terror group shot at the bus and began ordering passengers out of the vehicle, Muslim women on board removed their hijabs and handed them to non-Muslims. During the confrontation, a lorry approached. The militants ambushed that, too, killing an off-duty policeman. When the Muslims refused to cooperate, the attempt to kill the Christian passengers was abandoned. Three people died at the scene and at least two were wounded.

A powerful symbol of unity and an inspiration to many, Salah Farah died defending people he didn’t know: “We asked them to kill all of us or leave us alone,” he told the Daily Nation after December’s attack.

On Thursday, President Uhuru Kenyatta awarded the Muslim teacher the Order of the Grand Warrior of Kenya, one of the top honours given for exemplary service to the country. During his state of the nation address in Parliament, President Kenyatta paid tribute to the national hero, describing Farah as a powerful symbol of Kenya’s ambition to attain secure, cohesive nationhood. He said the teacher’s actions were a costly reminder that all Kenyans have a role to play in protecting their freedoms.

Kenyatta added:

“I want to tell his children that their father’s sacrifice will never be forgotten – and will be long admired.”


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  1. 10153985513524651@facebook.com' Lesley Van Reenen says:

    Respect

  2. 965742140207709@facebook.com' Bushra Imran Khan says:

    Respect..

  3. 1724880791128969@facebook.com' Cheryl Fontaine says:

    And does that award include providing for his children? A posthumous award is worthless – it sounds nice, can’t compete with what this gentleman did, but at least acknowledges him. Now what about his family?

  4. 1593463720889506@facebook.com' Dr Kimberly McGeorge, ND, CNH says:

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  6. 1735389623409322@facebook.com' Rachna Nalin Rohatgi says:

    Our Respect n Big Salute

  7. 1071797682898740@facebook.com' Paula Mae Trasmonte says:

    GOD BLESSED SALAH FARAH!!!!!!!

  8. 800057893460729@facebook.com' Mussadiq Hussain says:

    Noble

  9. 10204554020769089@facebook.com' Debbie Keehner Griffitts says:

    Hero!

  10. 1027779190576004@facebook.com' Shawn Race says:

    this world breaks my heart

  11. 10207692236558216@facebook.com' Luis Colondres says:

    With all due respect CLN, is not a fair question… everything in life is circumstantial, it’s like asking to scratch an itch that’s not there. Deceptively encouraging soft emotions. Is that a good thing or

  12. 1075152309213206@facebook.com' Jackson Michelle says:

    Question is would a Christian have done the same?

  13. 541399479375835@facebook.com' Patricia Ennis says:

    Praise God for his Life!!!!

  14. 135283390161079@facebook.com' Lurline Lynch says:

    Doing what e knows best

  15. 1167167773314204@facebook.com' Giresh Thani says:

    Not looked @ the article/vid as yet, whichever it is, but all the so-called testing’s jus’ gettin’ slightly annoying @tm tho. ‘S insignia of people who wanna know everything b4hand, which’s also insignia of paranoia. But I’m’a’stop there fa’now, 4 I say sumn 2 str8!

  16. 1167167773314204@facebook.com' Giresh Thani says:

    My comment’s to respond as tho the msg was sent to find out from ME what I’d do.

  17. 1167167773314204@facebook.com' Giresh Thani says:

    Maybe’ll look @ l8r on still, n’respond; maybe not 2 tho. Def. not now tho.

  18. 1090368754338004@facebook.com' Diana Anthony says:

    I wish i was that brave. What a beautiful light!

  19. 1682658305320090@facebook.com' Yvonne Batenga says:

    The Chtistian do thesame for that kind of trouble God will reward forhis family for the good man did the right God will never forsaken his family that man have a good faith in God

  20. 1582335535418838@facebook.com' Kachi Ojum says:

    He is a Godly man not a religious person.

  21. 593478537482870@facebook.com' Maina Kiragu says:

    Truly selfless

  22. 880518655367337@facebook.com' Christopher Leblanc says:

    life is not about religion, it about doing what is right , and this is what the teacher did ,,,,, stop hyping religious and race conflicts

  23. 10153138043982894@facebook.com' Charles Barton Lamb says:

    God bless him and his family now and forever. Too bad they had to give the award after the fact. Poor business.

  24. 587818431392465@facebook.com' Meskelo Infinity says:

    I’m sorry for his poor kids but the man is stupid! why we die for words like muslim, Christian, hindu…THEY R JUST WORDS!,

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