A section of Muslim leaders seem to have changed its stand over terrorism after they asked the government to prosecute any Muslim guilty of committing crime. The Kenya Muslim National Advisory council's Executive Director Juma Ngao said the murder of innocent people, should not be confused to be jihad. Ngao said it is wrong for some Muslims to do illegal things in the name of fighting for the religion. "To kill people is not a religion. To kill is to sin. Bombing churches and clubs or any other place is a criminal action and anyone who is found should face the consequences," he said.
He said that it was sad for some people to think that violent attacks which leads to blood shed is Jihad. Ngao said that Jihad is doing good things like helping the needy. "It is sad for some of us to think that by shedding blood they are performing Jihad. I want to tell them that fighting foolishness in the society, helping the needy, starting development projects and building schools among other good things is Jihad," Ngao advised.
The cleric however, told the government not to harass Muslims who are coming from mosques especially this time of Ramadhan. He said that at this time it was easy for the police to suspect people who are coming from prayers to be criminals. Ngao told them to beef up security so that they can be able to know who is a criminal and who is not. He challenged all Muslims to maintain peace.