The Minister for Internal Affairs Maj. Gen. Severino Kahinda Otafiire says government will start monitoring what is taught in Madarasa and Koranic schools as precautionary measure to combat terrorism and extremism.
Addressing media this Thursday morning, Otafiire said that the move is meant to counter insurrection and terror activities. Otafiire says that the current religious freedoms are being breached by some sects of the Islamic clerics.
“We want to know what messages they are preaching inside these mosques,” Otafiire intimiated. “We don’t want young people to be misled and oriented into terror activities. As government, we shall step in and regulate that indoctrination,” he added.
Otafiire’s remarks come just a day after security forces shot and killed a Muslim Sheikh attached to a Tabliq mosque in Makindye. Sheikh Kirevu was murdered at his residence in Kyengera in a joint security operation on suspected ADF allies.
Meanwhile, another Sheikh was last night brutally arrested in Kajjansi, Wakiso district. Police suspect him to have ties to the notorious ADF terrorist group.