A Courageous Christmas Gift from Muslim Women

You won’t see this on Fox News, or hear it mentioned by GOP candidates. But two days ago, some very courageous Kenyan Muslim women risked their lives to save fellow bus passengers who were Christians.  And yes, the dots in the side of the bus are bullet holes. Their bus, with 100 passengers on board,  was stopped by Al-Shabaab terrorists, a group of fanatical murderers responsible for killing 150 innocent people at Keyna’s Garissa University College in April.  But when the terrorists ordered all Christians off the bus to be slaughtered, the Muslim women did something wonderful, and astounding.  They gave the intended victims their hijabs as disguises and hid others behind piles of luggage.  As reported by Annie Rose Ramos of CNN, the women said, “If you want to kill us, then kill us. There are no Christians here.”  The Christians were spared.  For another account, read Harriet Alexander‘s story. Joseph Nkaissery, Kenya’s interior cabinet secretary, said, afterwards, “We are all Kenyans, we are not separated by religion. We are one people as a nation.  And this is a very good message from my brothers and sisters from the Muslim community.” It’s also a good message for us in the United States.  How interesting, and sad, that these Kenyans understand the real meaning of American democracy better than many of us do now. As we celebrate the birthday of the Prince of Peace, let’s remember the example of these women in light of John 15:13: “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” As you look forward to the...