Isiolo Council of Imams dismiss radicalization claims

Written By: Hunja Macharia
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The Council of Imams and Preachers Kenya (CIPK) Isiolo chapter have refuted claims that five mosques in their region are radicalization hubs.

The clerics have now threatened to sue a media house that profiled the said mosques if it doesn’t apologize within 14 days.

The Imams further claim that contrary to the allegations propagated in the news feature, they work with County security teams and other organizations in the fight against terror, radicalization and extremism.

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The news feature aired by a local media house depicts Isiolo County as a radicalization den for al shabbab singling out various mosques that are said to support the same.

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Isiolo Muslim Clerics have now demand for an apology from the media house saying the news feature was biased.

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CIPK Chairman Hassan Bonaya and the principal kadhi, Isiolo law courts Abdulhalim Hussein said they are at the forefront in the fight against radicalization and extremism in the region.

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Dismissing claims of football pitches being used as recruiting grounds, the Imams emphasized on how such activities are playing a key role in engaging idle local youths who would otherwise become easy targets for the terror groups.

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