Why doesn’t this Muslim cleric, who has dedicated his life to understanding and teaching the Qur’an and Sunnah, see what Barack Obama and David Cameron and Joe Biden and so many other non-Muslims see so clearly, that the Islamic State has nothing to do with Islam?
Muslim cleric Sheikh Ismael Kalule, in and out of prison on charges of purported terrorism, has again been charged afresh over the July 11, 2010 twin terror bombings of Lugogo and Ethiopian Village in Kampala.
At the High Court in Kampala on Tuesday, state prosecution in the terror case presented the amended indictment report to include Kalule as part of the 13 accused.
A total of 76 people perished in the two incidents that occurred at Kyadondo Rugby Club and the Ethiopian Village Restaurant.
Revelers were watching the World Cup final game between Spain and Holland at the tournament played in South Africa.
The third bomb that had been planted at the Makindye House on the same day was defused before it exploded.
Initially in 2010, Dr. Kalule, 44, was one of the suspects charged over the twin bombings. But in September 2011, he was freed after the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) withdrew the charges against him.
However, last year on April 30 Kalule was arrested from his home in the city suburb of Kiwatule. He was purportedly found in possession of literature on how to manufacture bombs.
Kalule was charged with terrorism, and this year on January 28, he was committed for trial in relation to the twin bombings.
On conviction, the maximum penalty of terrorism is death. However, this is subject to the decision of the trial judge.
The prosecutors are principal state attorney Lino Anguzu and senior principal state attorney Joan Kagezi.
The 12 other accused are Hussein Hassan Agad, Idris Magondu, Isa Ahamed Luyima, Hassan Haruna Luyima, Abubakari Batematyo, Yahya Suleiman Mbuthia.
Also included are Habib Suleiman Njoroge, Omar Awadh Omar, Mohammad Hamid Sulaiman, Seleman Hijar Nyamandondo, Mohammad Ali Mohammad, and Muzafar Luyima….