Kenya Deports Muslim Cleric Said to Be Linked to Terrorists – NYTimes.com

Abdullah FaisalA Jamaican-born Muslim cleric whose online sermons drew the attention of a Nigerian man accused of trying to bring down an American airliner was deported Thursday from Kenya, where he had been arrested, according to news reports. He was sent to Gambia, where he was expected to stay briefly before returning to Jamaica.The authorities in Kenya, where the cleric, Abdullah el-Faisal, was arrested on Sunday as he traveled through the country on a preaching tour, were quoted by news agencies as saying that Mr. Faisal’s history of radical statements and his previous connections with convicted terrorists had made him a serious threat to Kenya’s security.

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