Monday November 24, 2014 - Deputy President William Ruto has maintained that the ongoing crackdown on terrorists hiding in Mosques will continue whether Muslims like it or not.
Addressing journalists last evening in Nairobi after Al-Shabaab terrorists massacred 28 innocent Kenyans aboard a Nairobi-bound bus in Mandera, Ruto noted that the ongoing police operation in Mosques will not stop and neither will the incident or agitation from Muslims force the Government to reopen the 4 controversial Mosques that were closed down after weapons were found therein.
At the same time, Ruto sent a tough warning to Muslim leaders opposing the Government crackdown on Mosques that their days are numbered.
He said any Muslim opposing the closure of Mosques and agitating for their reopening will be dealt with ruthlessly because they are the same ones who habour terrorists and sympathize with them.
The Deputy President noted that his Government will not allow places of worship to be turned into radicalization centres or armouries, where guns, grenades, bombs and crude weapons are stored.
“The Government will question several Muslim leaders who have come out to criticize security operations and close down of Mosques. Anyone opposing the Government crackdown on Mosques is a terrorist and Al-Shabaab sympathizer and will be dealt with accordingly,” said Ruto.
Among the notable Muslim figures agitating for the reopening of Mosques are all Muslim Sheikhs, as well as Coast politicians led by Senator Omar Hassan.
The Kenyan DAILY POST