June 10, 2014

More Good News: Moderate Muslim Cleric Who Warned US Muslims About Somalia Shot Dead

Rathern than listen to the wisdom of Sheikh Mohammed Idris, the African Taliban, who thought he was the wrong kind of Muslim shot him down in the street on his way to prayers.

Sheikh Mohammed Idris, chairman of the Council of Imams and Preachers of Kenya, was killed close to a mosque near his home by a group of gunmen.

Reports say he had previously been threatened by radical Muslim youths and had said he feared for his life.

He is the fourth prominent Muslim cleric to be shot dead in the city since 2012.

The others were accused of links to the al-Qaeda linked Somali Islamist group al-Shabab and their supporters accused the government of being behind their killings - charges the authorities denied.

...Mr Idris had apparently urged the police to deal with militant elements at his mosque, leading some to brand him a traitor.

Murdering a cleric? Strait to hell, no?

By Howie at 08:41 AM | Comments |