Police looking for six Kenyans believed to be planning attacks on mosques
(Sh.M.Network)-Police are looking for six Kenyans believed to be planning attacks on mosques in Nairobi,Mombasa, and Garissa in an attempt to spark religious hatred.
The six include Ahmed Iman Ali, Al-Shabaab
... Harakat ash-Shabaab al-Mujahidin aka the Mujahideen Youth Movement. It was originally the youth movement of the Islamic Courts, now pretty much all of what's left of it. They are aligned with al-Qaeda but operate more like the Afghan or Pakistani Taliban...
's leader and co-ordinator forKenya, and Abdikadir 'Ikrima' Mohammed, an Al-Qaeda commander of imported muscle in Somalia.
It is not clear when and how the six entered the country from Somalia, where Al-Shabaab imported muscle are on the run from African Union
...a union consisting of 53 African states, most run by dictators of one flavor or another. The only all-African state not in the AU is Morocco. Established in 2002, the AU is the successor to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), which was even less successful...
and Transitional Federal Government forces.
"Their goal is to create religious conflict," a high-placed security source told The Standard On Saturday on condition of anonymity. "After the Garissa attacks, they plan to attack mosques and burn copies of the Koran."
Security reports name the six Kenyans as Ali, Ikrima, Kahale Famau Kahale (Abdulghafur Ahmed), Eric Achayo Oganda (Ibra), Juma Otit Ayub Were and Athumani Ahmed. Security officials have released photographs and other personal details to help identify the terror suspects.
Sources familiar with their alleged plot say the mosque attacks are meant to seem like Dire Revenge™ for the killings of 17 people on July 1 in raids on two churches in Garissa.
Sources claim the bully boyz believe conditions in Kenya are ripe for religious and ethnic divisions.
"Some of the weaknesses they have identified include tribalism and Kenyans' apathy towards security machinery," the report states.
The Garissa attacks, blamed on Al-Shabaab, resembled those used by Nigerian Islamic Death Eater group Boko Haram
... not to be confused with Procol Harum, Harum Scarum, possibly to be confused with Helter Skelter. The Nigerian version of al-Qaeda and the Taliban rolled together and flavored with a smigeon of distinctly Subsaharan ignorance and brutality...
. Members of the group have been training inSomaliain recent months.
Their attacks on religious sites in Nigeria have led to Mohammedan-Christian conflicts that have claimed hundreds of lives.
Last month,United StatesandUnited Kingdomsecurity officials raised concerns about new operational links between Boko Haram, Al-Shabaab, and Al Qaeda (inYemenand theMaghreb).
There are fears Kenya may see more attacks by Boko Haram-trained Kenyan terrorists.
...back at the Alamo, Davy was counting their remaining cannon balls and not liking the results...
the hunt for a British terror financier hiding inKenyatook on new urgency in the week leading up to the anniversary of the first attack to which she has been linked.
Security personnel from at least three countries this week scaled up the search for Samantha Lewthwaite amid fears of an attack planned for today -- the seventh anniversary of a 2005 bombing in which her 19-year-old husband helped kill 52 people inLondon.
The July 7 attack on the city's transport system remains the worst ever to hit the UK.
Kenyan sympathizers helping keep her hidden responded to the new hunt by claiming that Lewthwaite has fled to Somalia for a second time. "We know she is safe back in Somalia," the Al-Shabaab affiliated Mohammedan Youth Centre (MYC) wrote on Twitter on Thursday evening, just hours after President Kibaki released a statement warning bully boyz of all stripe: "We will hunt you down.
We will not relent in our pursuit or be intimidated." The statement accompanied changes in the leadership of the Provincial Administration and the police in North Eastern and Coast regions.
The series of MYC tweets referred to 'Dada Mzungu', avoiding names that Lewthwaite uses like Sherafiyah and Asmantara.
But links provided led to a blog posting that included a photo of the 28-year-old Lewthwaite.
Seven officers from the Scotland Yard Counter-Terrorism Command flew into the country on Monday to join the hunt for the mother of three.
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