Kenyan Muslim Cleric Hate
Kenyan cleric charged over riots
3 SEPTEMBER 2017
Mombasa, Kenya - A Kenyan Muslim cleric accused by Washington of
supporting al Qaeda-linked militants in Somalia was charged on Monday
with inciting violent protests that rocked the port city of Mombasa
Abubaker Sharif allegedly urged protesters to burn down churches and
kill police officers in Kenya's second-biggest city during riots that
killed five people, including three police.
The violence followed the assassination of another Muslim cleric, Aboud
Rogo, also accused by the United States of supporting militant group
al-Shabaab - t he Islamist rebels Kenya's military have been battling
since invading Somalia last year.
Sharif turned himself in at a court in Mombasa on Monday after an
arrest warrant was issued against him last week. He said his life was
in danger in the wake of the rioting.
“He, without lawful excuse uttered words that all sheikhs associated
with the government, and who are government agents (should) be
slaughtered,” the charge sheet read.
The cleric, who was accompanied by his lawyer and a group of activists,
pleaded not guilty to the charges and was remanded in police custody
Rogo, who had been facing charges of possessing weapons, was shot in his car by unknown attackers last Monday.
His supporters fought running street battles with security forces in
the hours after his death, and sporadic violence continued over the
following days. Churches were torched and two grenades were thrown at
The government said the violence was organised by Kenya's “enemies” and
blamed Muslim radicals - including the slain cleric - for supporting
The violence stoked fears the unrest could become more sectarian in the
city, a tourist hub and major Indian Ocean port, where grenade attacks
blamed on Somali militants and their sympathisers have already strained
Sharif had previously been arrested in December after a grenade attack
on a bus in Nairobi killed one person. He, like Rogo, had been out on
bail. The two are on a U.S. sanctions list for allegedly supporting
al-Shabaab. - Reuters
Islamic Tutor Jailed for 20 Years for Training Jihad
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
MOMBASA, Kenya — Jan 7, 2016
A court in Kenya has found a teacher at an Islamic school guilty of
radicalizing his students by teaching them extreme jihad and sentenced
him to 20 years in prison.
Magistrate Diana Mochache said Thursday Samwel Wanjala Wabwile, also
known as Salim Mohammed, was found guilty of radicalizing the Gotani
primary school pupils. Mochache says Wabwile, who also taught at a
mosque in Gotani village in Kilifi county, had been hiding behind
religion to promote extremism.
Kenya is battling recruitment of the country's youth by al-Qaida's East
African affiliate, Somalia-based al-Shabab, and lately the Islamic
Kenyan youth make up the largest contingent of foreign fighters in
al-Shabab. Al-Shabab has carried out a wave of attacks in Kenya since
it sent its troops to Somalia to fight the militants.
Kenyan cleric charged with inciting violence in Mombasa that left 4 people dead
By Associated Press
September 3, 2012
Kenya — A Kenyan cleric who the U.N. says has urged the killing of U.S.
citizens has been charged in court with inciting violent protests that
left four people dead last week in Kenya’s second-largest city.
Shariff Ahmed appeared before the court Monday in the port city of
Mombasa after an arrest warrant was issued. He denies the charges.
Violent protests erupted in Mombasa last week following the
assassination of hardline Muslim preacher Sheik Aboud Rogo Mohammed, a
close friend of Ahmed’s.
men are under a travel ban and asset freeze by the U.N. Security
Council and the United States for supporting the al-Qaida-linked Somali
militant group al-Shabab.
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