True story of Christian-Muslim solidarity nominated for an Oscar

Posted March 1, 2018 5:47 pm by Editor

True story of Christian-Muslim solidarity nominated for an Oscar

Los Angeles, Calif., Mar 1, 2018 / 02:18 pm (CNA).- Amid the crime thrillers, historical dramas and love stories at the Oscars this year, one little-noticed short film tells a true story of religious solidarity in a face of terrorism.

When militants with Al-Shabab, an al-Qaeda affiliated terrorist group in East Africa, stormed a bus in Kenya in 2015, they ordered the more than 100 passengers to separate into Christians and Muslims, in order to kill the Christians present in the group.

The Muslims refused, however, shielding their fellow Christians and offering their hijabs so the women could not be identified by

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