Last December, Muslim teacher Salah Farah stood up to Al-Shabab militants who stormed the bus he was riding on in Kenya, and attempted to split up Christian passengers from Muslims. Farah stood up to the extremists and refused their demands, knowing the certain death to the Christian passengers. He took a bullet which later killed him during surgery.
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta announced last week that he is posthumously awarding the Order Of The Grand Warrior, one of the country’s highest honors, to Mr. Farah who was also a father of five children.
“He died defending people who he did not know. This is because he believed in their right to freedom of worship and he knew that every single life – irrespective of faith – is sacred,” President Kenyatta said during his State of Union address last week.
For more on this topic, please read: In Kenya, Muslim Hero Who Shielded Christians Has Died .