October 04, 2013

Imam w/ Links to Shabaab Murdered in Kenya: Riots, Churches Burn

It couldn't have happened to a nicer guy. The real problem here is that his radical followers are accusing the police of gunning the Imam down. I've no idea if this is true, but this is Kenya where police hung around after the mall massacre looting the place -- so it's plausible. The former head of the mosque where this guy preached was killed by the police last year which set off weeks of riots:

Ibrahim "Rogo" Omar and three other people were shot as they drove home on Thursday night after preaching...

Mr Rogo was alleged to have links with al-Shabab and some Muslims accused the Kenyan security forces of killing him - an allegation they strongly denied.

Mr Omar is seen as the successor to Mr Rogo, as he preached at the same mosque - and after his death Mr Omar was given the nickname Rogo.

Correspondents say the Masjid Musa Mosque is known to attract some radical followers.

Muslim cleric Abubaker Shariff Ahmed, known as Makaburi, said the police were behind these killings.

Hold your breath. This could get ugly:
Young Muslims set fire to a church, burned tires and clashed with police in Kenya's main port city of Mombasa on Friday, after the killing of an Islamic cleric his followers blamed on security forces.
These things never end well. Expect it to get worse before it gets better.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 10:59 AM | Comments |