But what are they doing to teach in their mosques and schools that the understanding of Islam that gave rise to it is wrong? Almost certainly nothing, as nothing like that is being done anywhere else. “Al-Shabaab attackers have no link to Islam, clergymen say,” by Ally Jamah for Standard Digital, September 22 (thanks to Twostellas):
KENYA: Muslim leaders have strongly condemned the terror attack by the Al-Shabaab, terming them barbaric terrorists who do not represent the religion or its faithful.
Leaders of major Muslim organisations said the Somali-based militia was trying to spark sectarian conflict between Kenyans of different faiths by claiming they are acting on behalf of Muslims and Islam.
Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Kenya Muslims Adan Wachu said the wanton and indiscrimate killings of innocent men, women and children goes against all Islamic teachings and tenets.
Mombasa Senator Hassan Omar said it was the height of deception for the killers to suggest they were targeting non-Muslims only.
Deception? “Allah is the best of deceivers” (Qur’an 3:54)
Al Amin Kimathi, convenor of the National Muslim Human Rights Forum, said the government should pursue the terrorists robustly, terming their actions indefensible and reprehensible.
Others who condemned the attack were Ustadh Juma Ngao of the Kenya Muslim National Advisory Council, National Muslim Leaders” Forum Vice Chair Yusuf Murigu, Fazul Mahamed of the Association of Muslim Organisations of Kenya, Sheikh Khalfan Khamis of Majlis Ulamaa Kenya and Abdul Bary Hamid, Jamia Mosque’s secretary general.