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Uganda: Security forces shoot Muslim cleric accused of recruiting for jihad group behind recent massacres

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What’s that? A Muslim cleric? Why, how could this be? How could someone who has dedicated his life to understanding Islam correctly get the crazy idea that it called for violence against unbelievers, when non-Muslims such as Pope Francis, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton and a host of others have readily grasped that it’s a religion of peace? Will the pope or the president or someone go to Uganda to teach Muslim clerics the true, peaceful Islam?

An update on this story. “Uganda’s Kampala bombings: Muslim cleric accused of jihadist links shot dead,” by Patience Atuhaire, BBC News, November 18, 2021:

Security forces in Uganda have shot dead a Muslim cleric accused of working with an armed group linked to suicide bombings in the capital Kampala.

Officials said Sheikh Muhammad Abas Kirevu had recruited for cells run by the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) – rebels who have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group.

He was killed just outside Kampala.

At least four people were killed by attackers on motorbikes who blew themselves up in the city on Tuesday.

More than 30 others were injured in the attack, which IS said it was behind and officials have blamed on the ADF.

The Islamist militant ADF was formed in Uganda in the 1990s but is now based in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Since pledging allegiance to IS in 2019, it has increasingly carried out attacks in the group’s name.

Twenty-one people have been arrested since Tuesday’s attack, in what police have described as the dismantling of ADF terrorist cells in Kampala and across the country.

Police spokesperson Fred Enanga said 13 suspects, including several children, were intercepted while trying to cross the border into DR Congo.

On Wednesday, four suspected ADF operatives were killed near the border.

A manhunt is also under way for another cleric, Sheikh Suleiman Nsubuga, who is accused of training terrorists, radicalising potential recruits, and providing materials to make improvised explosive devices….

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