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Muslim cleric calls on other religions to help fight terrorism

06 January 2015, 08:26 Wilshere

Nakuru - Muslims in Nakuru town have said that the fight against terrorism in the country is a responsibility for all Kenyans.

They also said that there is need for other religions to come together and help the government in fighting terrorism.

Speaking on Sunday during the celebrations of Mawlid, the birth of Mohamed, at Jamia Mosque in Nakuru town, Sheikh Athaman Mashood said that Muslims are against any radicalization of youths in the country.

“The fight against terror will only be won if we come together as Kenyans from different religions because it is a national problem,” he said.

Mashood maintained that the terror attacks that have recently occurred in the country were politically instigated by vicious politicians.

He said that some politicians are forming criminal gangs and branding them with Muslims names in order to create division among Kenyans.

Also read: Police crackdown on militants troubles Muslims

“Kenyans need to know that some politicians are forming their own criminal groups and nicknaming them with Muslim names,” he said.

He also said that Muslim laws do not allow any killings of the non-Muslims saying that those who do that are people who are only driven by ill motive and that they will not allow few individuals to tarnish the good name of Muslims and what they stand for in the society.

He added that Muslims in Nakuru will continue working closely with the government to ensure that they smoke out any group that might threaten the security of Kenyan residents.

Mashood also applauded the High Court for suspending various clauses in the new security law.  

He said that some of those clauses if allowed to be implemented they would have taken the country into the dark days.  

He said it is very wrong for the Jubilee government to interfere with  the freedom of the press because most Kenyans depend on scribes to expose the short comings of the government.

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