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As Kenya fights terrorism, its tactics come under fire
As Kenya fights terrorism, its tactics come under fire

The 44-year-old Muslim cleric was driving with his family along a narrow highway on Kenya's coast when bullets shattered the car's windows and blood seeped through his white robes. Sheik Aboud Rogo Mohammed steered the car to the shoulder and collapsed into his father-in-law's lap, dead. Rogo had embodied the violent strain of radical Islam that has taken root in Kenya in recent years, especially along its predominantly Muslim coast. In sermons, he openly recruited young men to join what he called the holy war being fought by the Somali Islamic militant group the Shabab, telling his followers, "Your brothers are calling you." Rogo, who died in 2012, is among...

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