Of course their anger is completely justified. Who ever heard of mosques being used to recruit jihad terrorists? In recent years we have seen mosques used to preach hatred; to spread exhortations to terrorist activity; to house a bomb factory; to store weapons; to disseminate messages from bin Laden; to demand (in the U.S.) that non-Muslims conform to Islamic dietary restrictions; to fire on American troops; to fire upon Indian troops; to train jihadists; and so we know they’re places of peace, and anyone who suggests otherwise is a greasy Islamophobe.
“Kenya: Imams Deny U.S. Claims On Isiolo Mosques,” from The Nation (Nairobi), March 24 (thanks to Twostelas):
Nairobi “” Imams and preachers in Isiolo have denied claims that four mosques in the area were used for recruiting youths for al-Shabaab.
Supreme Council of Kenya Muslims Isiolo branch chairman Mohamed Abdikadir led the leaders in condemning the allegations, terming them as falsehoods.
They demanded an immediate apology from the US government and warned against such allegations in future.
“It is unfortunate that US officials can mislead their government and the world by reporting such baseless claims against a religious centre,” Mr Abdikadir said.
The chairman wants the US ambassador to Kenya to visit Isiolo to ascertain the truth about such allegations.
“We fear that the government might take action on innocent Kenyans on baseless claims by the foreigners,” said Mr Abdikadir.
The leaked cables state that four mosques in Isiolo, Masjid Hidaya, Masjid Taqwa in Bula Odha and two other unnamed mosques located in the county were responsible for recruiting fighters for the militia group….