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4 Year Old Spared After Shaming Militant in Kenya Attack

September 24, 2013



Via Mediaite

‘You’re A Bad Man’


Elliott Prior, a four-year-old from Windsor, Berkshire, told a gunman who was approaching his injured mother during the attack on a mall in Nairobi, Kenya, “You’re a bad man, let us leave,” a comment that led to the gunman sparing the boy and his family and asking for forgiveness.

Prior, his mother, Amber, a film producer who had been shot in the thigh, and his six-year-old sister had been hiding beneath a meat counter for an hour and a half before the gunmen found them. The four-year-old stood up to gunman, who abruptly took pity on the family, giving both children Mars candy bars and saying, “Please forgive me, we are not monsters.”

The gunman allowed the family to leave; Prior’s mother also rescued two other children, including a twelve-year-old whose mother had been killed, on the way out.

Several photos were taken of the family escaping the mall:


At least sixty-two people were killed and over 200 were wounded after al Qaeda-linked gunman opened in the mall fire four days ago. Conflicting reports emerged Tuesday morning over the number of hostages still inside the mall.

[h/t Telegraph]

[Images via the BlazeNYDNthe Independent]




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