'Unbeleivable savagery' by terrorists at Nairobi mall
I saw this in the Daily Mail yesterday but hesitated to write about it because there appeared to be no independent confirmation from other sources.
Today, USA Today and the Independent in Great Britain are also carrying descriptions of the utter hell endured by non-Muslim victims of the massacre.
As if the senseless massacre of innocents in Nairobi's Westgate mall was not horrific enough, reports are surfacing that the Islamic terrorists who seized the mall last weekend tortured, beheaded, raped, and mutilated their victims before killing them. A police doctor who entered the mall after the attack said these reports "are not allegations. Those are f***ing truths."
"They removed balls, eyes, ears, nose," he said. "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, unless those ones that were escaping, fingers are cut by pliers, the noses are ripped by pliers."
Several reports have verified that such atrocities occurred.
The nightmare of the terrorist attack on the Westgate Mall in Nairobi began shortly after noon on Saturday, September 21, when the terrorists began indiscriminately shooting and throwing grenades. The siege ended after four days, with a death toll of 72 (likely to rise) and scores more wounded and missing.
USA Today reported that "hostages were left hanging and had their eyes gouged, others were dismembered. Others had their throats slashed or were castrated and had fingers amputated."
If you want additional descriptions of what the hostages had to go through, you can follow the links above - if you have a strong stomach.
There are indications that Kenyan intelligence got wind of the attack and informed the police and military. But this may be just your typical bureaucratic CYA.
Unwittingly, the terrorists may have just made things much more diffucult for themselves. I daresay people will fight for their lives rather than be taken hostage if they know they will have to endure unspeakable torture before they die.