Madrassas do not teach terrorism, says Imaam
30 April 2015, 10:25
Uasin Gishu - Chairman of the Council of Imams and Islamic preaching in the County of Uasin Gishu has dissolved claims that the Muslim religion teaches terrorism.
Abubakhar Bini said that the Islamic Madrasa system only teaches children how to read the Quran and obey Islamic fasting but not terrorist issues.
Speaking to journalists at the County headquarters Tuesday, Bini said that Islam does not allow acts of terror.
"Islamic Madrassa is formed of one system of teaching religion but every teacher has his own different way of teaching," said Bini
Bini added that the government should cooperate with Muslim religious leaders to address the issue of terrorism.
He explained that Muslim leaders are willing to flash out any terror suspect who plans to disrupt peace in the country.
"We are ready to cooperate with security agents to end terrorism in the country," said Bini.
Moreover, Bini added that they were able to apprehend a suspected terrorist recently whom they handed over to the police for investigations.
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Similarly, Rose Kisama, peace ambassador has pleaded to President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto to make efforts to talk to imaams from all counties in order to find a solution for a terrorist Act in the country.
He added that all Muslims are Kenyans and therefore should be protected just like other Kenyans.
"The government should take steps to investigate whether existing resources in the country such as oil are the source of attacks by terrorists," said Kisama.
Albert Githuka, a member of the Peace and Reconciliation group, said that Muslims are willing to work together with the government to identify terrorists.
"Kenyans who are Muslims do not have bad intentions; they want peace for all. They are not terrorists and do not teach terrorism," said Githuka.
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