It is becoming ever clearer that many Islamic schools around the world have become breeding grounds for terrorists. Now Kenya is taking action: “The Government is investigating Islamic schools (madrassas) suspected of harbouring terrorists, Muslim leaders have claimed.” This from the East African Standard, with thanks to Nicolei.
“The Ministry of Education has reportedly released forms to be filled by heads of madrassas giving details about the schools’ location, the number of enrolled pupils and their source of funding.”
Predictably, “the move has drawn protests from several Islamic organisations including the Council of Imams and Preachers of Kenya (CIPK), the Chief Kadhi of Kenya Sheikh Hammad Kassim, the Supreme Council of Kenya Muslims (Supkem) and the Lang’ata Islamic Welfare Organisation.
“CIPK secretary-general Sheikh Muhammad Dor described the directive as ‘a move influenced by the American government in its bid to suppress Islam.’ Dor said a similar exercise allegedly influenced by Americans had been carried out in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia, adding that Kenya was the first African country to be asked to do so. ‘We urge all madrassa heads not to comply with that directive since it does not come from the Kenya Government but from a foreign one,’ Dor said.”