Kenya Protests Turned Deadly over Jamaican Deportation
Abdullah al-Faisal has stepped out from a British jail after serving four years for his role in various terrorist plots including the July 2005 London bombings. He was denied entry in home Jamaica and several east African nations. He entered Nigeria, Angola, Mozambique, Swaziland, Malawi and Tanzania before arriving in Kenya where he was arrested after immigration red-flagged him.
The police has failed to deport him thus he remains in the country. “This man is so dangerous,” said government spokesperson Alfred Mutua. “No country wants to touch him.”
The protest began peacefully then turned violent after youth members of the Muslim Human Rights Forum started pelting stones at the police.
Meanwhile, human rights groups and Faisal’s lawyers argued that he is being held without any charges. Police and immigration officials claimed that he violated immigration laws by preaching.
al-Faisal has the tendency to recruit suicide bombers. In fact, included in his case in London was for years urging his audiences to kill Jews, Hindus and Westerners.