Kenyan police arrest imam over weapons

2012-01-29 22:58

Mombasa - Kenyan police say they have arrested an imam after they found a cache of weapons in his house.

The chief of police for the coastal region says that the suspect is a sympathiser with Somalia's al-Shabaab militia. Deputy commissioner Aggrey Adoli says that the haul included a pistol, a rifle, bomb detonators and some hand grenades.

Aboud Rogo was named in a UN report last year as having links to al-Shabaab. He is currently on bail for possession of weapons.

But Rogo's wife Khania Saidi Sagar says that police framed her husband.

She says the house was searched in front of Rogo's mother and children and nothing was found.

  • Godfrey - 2012-01-30 05:32

    Well that is not a surprise, is it? Religious belief is the most pernicious and dangerous form of self-deluding mental illness to inflict the human race. Religions are used to legitimise awful deeds just as in this example. When the religious stop raping, torturing, oppressing and murdering in the name of whatever nonsensical drivel that they subscribe to, when they stop restricting my rights and stop stealing my money, then, and only then will I shut up and leave them and their infantile beliefs in peace.

  • Charmaine - 2012-01-30 07:21

    If this is true, the He has to pay for his crimes. God never said that they must kill. Most of these that call themselves Muslims are not really Believers, so it the same with other Religions. But, The Muslims were to be examples unto mankind to Peace, not War and Hate! But God is taking too long to banish them. It is the same all over this world with these people, In the name Of Religion they killing us> They will never gain control and power on this Planet. ( What happens to all the comments)

      Godfrey - 2012-01-30 08:20

      "God never said that they must kill". Jeez, you are an ignorant brain addled know nothing. Here is just some of what the Quran says about killing non-believers - Allah has cursed the unbelievers and proposed for them a blazing hell. - 33:60 Unbelievers are enemies of Allah and they will roast in hell. - 41:14 When you meet the unbelievers, smite their necks, then when you have made wide slaughter among them, tie fast the bonds, then set them free, either by grace or ransom, until the war lays down its burdens. - 47:4 And your own silly bible is full of murderous instructions by your fictitious god. Why do you believe in something you do not understand?

      Godfrey - 2012-01-30 08:26

      Oh Charmaine! As part of you continued enlightenment here are just some of the people your loving god says you should kill: Homosexuals (Lev 20:13, Rom 1:26-32) Adulterers (Lev 20:10, Deut 22:22) Disobedient Children (Deut 21:20-21, Lev 20:9, Exod 21:15) Woman not virgins on their wedding night (Deut 22:13-21) All non-Christians (Luke 19:27) Those accused of wickedness by at least two people (Deit 17:2-7) Anyone who works on the sabbath (Exod 35:2-3, Num 15-32-6) The bible is a book of fables and fairy tales: a work of fiction; a book compiled from the plagiarised texts of ancient religions by bronze age sheep herders; translated from Aramaic, Hebrew and Greek texts to Latin and edited by the Catholic Church, translated into English and re-edited by the Church of England as instructed by King James to conform with his views, and interpreted to fit the preexisting values of anyone who quotes from it. Time to start reading something more meaningful.

  • Newsreader - 2012-01-30 07:45

    Islam is peace loving? Every cleric and Imam is anti peace. They promote their hatred for any other religion and encourage ethnic cleansing! Intolerant caveman ideology!

      Godfrey - 2012-01-30 09:52

      @Faizal Bassa I fail to understand your mangled posting. Why don't you attempt to respond to the article or Newsreader's comment. Is it because what he says may indeed be true?

  • David - 2012-01-30 08:57

    Remember the man in the parable that thought of God as a taskmaster and buried his talent? That is what happens when we worship a God made in our own image. Love and light is lost. The grass withers and the flowers fall,but the word of God stands forever (Isaiah 40:6).

      Godfrey - 2012-01-30 09:54

      David, all gods are are made in man's image by man. What evidence do you have that the god you worship is any different to the god Muslims worship?

  • David - 2012-02-03 17:52

    @Godfrey The resurrection and the empty tomb

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