Yes, it appears that this act of terrorism was indirectly aimed at supporters of Islam and using Christian blood:
Somali militants claim Kenya mall attack; 39 deadIt's surprising that the Israeli mall was targeted, but not one Israeli shot! How
Nairobi's mortuary superintendent, Sammy Nyongesa Jacob, said at least 23 bodies killed in the attack had been brought in on Saturday. He said Africans, Asians and Caucasians were among the dead.
The State Department said it had reports of American citizens injured in the attack but had no further details. It condemned "this senseless act of violence that has resulted in death and injury for many innocent men, women, and children."
Another witness, an Israeli in Nairobi, told Army Radio that the gunmen took control of the mall and stationed guards at the entrances.
According to reports on CNN, the attackers may have also taken hostages.
Police forces arrived at the scene and were still seeking to capture all the gunmen late Saturday.
The mall was hosting a children's day event, witnesses said.
Saturday's terror attack in a Nairobi mall
According to the report, visitors at the Westgate shopping center were caught by surprise at around 11:00 a.m., when terrorists opened fire and started throwing grenades, while rounding up prisoners and -- according to one witness -- shouting "if you're Muslim, get up and run."
Police arrived at the scene and a gun battle ensued between the security forces and the terrorists, who identified themselves via Twitter as the Somali militant group al-Shabab. Among those present at the mall at the time of the attack were several Israelis.
"Everything was quiet and calm until, in the afternoon, the silence was broken," Yariv Kaidar tells the tabloid. "A group of people on motorcycles arrived in front of the mall and opened fire at the entrance." He says he lay on the floor and waited until he managed to crawl to a side entrance and run out of the mall.
While some Israelis were caught in the fire, and although the mall is reportedly Israeli-owned, the Israeli Foreign Ministry says the attack "was an internal Kenyan incident, not directed at Israelis."