Kenyan Foreign Minister: “We Are Not Going to Apologise for Being Friends with Israel”


There’s a striking contrast between the reaction to terrorist attacks in countries like India or Kenya and attacks in Europe and America. In the former there are no apologies and a relentless desire to go after those responsible.

Oh sure President Uhuru Kenyatta sounds a lot like a Western leader talking about how diversity is our strength and praising the people standing in line to give blood. But then he says things like this, “They shall not getaway with their despicable, beastly acts. Like the cowardly perpetrators now cornered in the building, we will punish the masterminds swiftly and painfully.”

On the other hand there’s the rather blunt statement of Kenya’s foreign minister. “We are not going to apologise for being friends with Israel and other nations,” said Amina Mohammed.

And the head of the Kenyan police sounds a good deal more militant.  “Taken control of all the floors. We’re not here to feed the attackers with pastries but to finish and punish them,” Police Inspector General David Kimaiyo said on Twitter.

All that reminds me of the Mumbai massacre.

“The security forces that brought the bodies told us that those were the bodies of the terrorists,” he said, adding there was no other way they could have identified the bodies.

An intelligence agency source added: “One of the terrorists was shot through either eye.”

A senior National Security Guard officer, who had earlier explained the operation in detail to, said the commandos went all out after they ascertained that there were no more hostages left.

When asked if the commandos attempted to capture them alive at that stage, he replied: “Unko bachana kaun chahega (Who will want to save them)?”

Indeed who would?

Obama wanted to take Osama alive, but the SEALS vetoed that with a few bullets. And yet overall we’ve lost the warrior spirit. Our leaders don’t get angry when a terrorist attack happens. The kind of vocal outrage that you see in Kenya or that we saw briefly on September 11 is mostly absent. It may be the anger we need to get in touch with if we are going to survive.

  • megapotamus

    Man. Maybe a Kenyan President is what we need. Just not THIS Kenyan.

  • Veracious_one

    “We are not going to apologise for being friends with Israel and other nations,” said Amina Mohammed.

    true grit…

    • Ruth

      Israel is our true friend they are always there for us whenever we have tragedies the rest join in later. I love Israel and I join you mum we will not apologies to anyone

  • Gee

    My prayers to all the families of the victims of these monsters

  • AdinaF

    Let’s put it this way: the Kenyan officials sound more western and democratic than Obama Inc. In fact, does the following appear to be the actions of those who cherish freedom:

    Mind you, bear in mind when reading the above, that Islamist Erdogan is Obama’s BFF in the Mid East. THAT tells the tale…

    Adina Kutnicki, Israel

    • TheOrdinaryMan

      You would be surprised how little interest there was, in the Flight 93 memorial mosque, even in the conservative press. All attention was focused on the NYC mosque. The Flight 93 place in Pennsylvania barely got a yawn.

  • Alan

    The real problem is that USA has a Muslim Brother (?) as president…

  • Ralph Haglund

    Israeli troops were in Kenya to help against the islamist terrorists.

  • mikeh420

    Kenya gave a lot of support to the Israelis in the 1976 Entebbe raids, so it’s only fair that Israel return the favor. It helps that they have a common enemy: Arabs.

  • fred m

    Not only should it be policy to kill all jihadists – they should not be allowed Muslim funerals either.