Muslim Teacher Who Died Protecting Christians Honored for Bravery

United Kingdom — A Muslim teacher who died shielding Christians during a bus attack in Kenya has been posthumously awarded for his bravery.

Deputy head teacher Salah Farah was shot during the ambush by Al-Qaeda-linked militant group, Al-Shabaab, in December 2015. Farah was shot after he refused to be separated from Christian passengers on a bus traveling between Nairobi and Mandera. The father of four small children died a month later during surgery for his wounds.

In previous attacks throughout the region, the Somalia-based militants have killed Christians and spared Muslims. In December’s attack, sixty passengers were on the packed bus that was ambushed by armed gunmen.