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Kenya: Islamic Cleric Accuses Colleagues Of Preaching Hatred Against Christians

08/31/2012 Leave a comment

Unfortunately, if this moderate Muslim continues to silence the voice of hatred and violence, violence and hatred may soon silence the voice of this Muslim moderate …

BY LINAH BENYAWA – “Sheikh Juma Ngao, a Muslim cleric, has accused his colleagues of fanning violence that rocked Mombasa since Monday.

Ngao said some clerics were preaching hate against Christians.

‘Using the killing of the preachers to burn churches, destroy property and kill innocent people is criminal. Why cause destruction in the name of Islam, which is against the teachings?’ said Ngao, chairman of Kenya National Muslim Advisory Council.

Ngao noted some priests have brainwashed youths making them attack churches and disregard Christians. Some of the alleged hate promoters, according to Ngao, are street preachers.

Meanwhile, a group of Muslim and Christians leaders appealed to parents to restrain their sons from violence.

They warned that large-scale demonstrations will spark more chaos and threaten peace.

The group known as Mombasa Peacekeeping Committee called for religious tolerance and urged preachers to refrain from incitement.” Read more.

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