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Police closes Muslim school in Uganda

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Muslim children studying at an Islamic school in South Africa. Copy right reserved.

For five and a half months , Uganda police have been on the look out for alleged ‘‘Islamic’’ terrorists. Several arrests including renditions have been carried out, repotedly with a high degree of human rights abuses. Today the police in south western Uganda, have closed an Islamic Quran school in Bukomansimbi-Masaka District, on suspicion the school could be linked to Islamic militancy. The police spokesperson in the area, said they were tipped off by local residents regarding the schools activities. Sources in the area said the school was simply Islamic madras but northing much.

‘‘I’m absolutely surprised by the police’s actions. This school has been in existence for several years teaching children how to recite the Quran. So is it a crime for children to learn their religion?’’ a Journalist in the area questioned the police’s actions while speaking to this blogger in a telephone interview.

The school principal was not available at the time of the Police raid but his wife has been taken in for questioning.

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Written by africawitness

December 14, 2010 at 11:38 am

Posted in Xenophobia

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