Saturday, September 29, 2007

Somali Islamists Threaten To Kidnap American Tourists

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - The U.S. Embassy warned Friday that Somali-based extremists may try to kidnap American citizens from Kenyan beach resorts.

"There are indications that Islamic extremists based in Somalia may be planning to target Westerners, especially American citizens, in the Kiwayu Island tourist area and other beach sites frequented by Western travelers on the northeast coast near Somalia," the embassy, which is also responsible for Somalia, said in an e-mail to U.S. citizens.

An embassy official - speaking on condition of anonymity, citing embassy guidelines - said the warning was based on a tip from Kenyan security services this week.

Las Vegas Sun News

And Muslims still insist Islam does not target innocent civilians.

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