People around the world were shocked to discover the deaths of 147 Kenyan students in Garissa University, where heavily armed Islamic terrorists entered the Garissa University, located in the outskirts of Garissa in Kenya near Somalia, firing indiscriminately on unsuspecting university students. In addition to the scores of dead students, 79 others were also injured and only 500 students managed to escape unharmed. Al-shabab, a Somalia based Islamic group, has taken responsibility for this calamitous and abhorrent attack on innocent Kenyan students. This group was also behind the recent Westgate shopping mall attack where 67 people were murdered.
Recent history has been fraught with abject horror and gargantuan human rights violations at the hands of political Islam and Islamists. Despite local governments, that of Kenya and Somalia, attempting to ameliorate the growth of terrorism, groups such as Al-shabab have become even more powerful and ruinous.
In the context of a world where humanity is driven to the ground by the abject poverty imposed by the capitalism’s draconian standard of living: groups such as Al-Shabab, Al-Qaeda and Islamic State emerge and are recruiting from the scores of impoverished and illiterate rural populations. We, the secular revolutionary humanists must become the spokespersons for the people of Kenya and not the mullah apologist government of Kenya. We must militate against Islamists and terrorists by recognizing that Islam, as a religion, is both dangerous and inhuman. We must, as a civil society, fight against narratives that occlude the reality of Islam and have us believe that there is a “good” within a religion pillared on misogyny, child abuse and homophobia. During such times we must assiduously protect and promote human rights and freedoms and struggle for a society where only secularism, and not religion, is hegemonic.
Communist Youth Organization