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Sufi Sect Leaders in East Africa Pledge to Fight Extremism

About 300 Muslim scholars and imams from eastern African countries said they would join their respective governments in combating terrorism. The scholars, from the Sufi sect of Islam from Kenya, Tanzania, Somalia, Ethiopia, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, vowed to fight extremism teachings and terrorist activities after meeting for two days at a conference in Kenya's coastal county of Kwale. U.S.-based Somali scholar Mohamud Elmi said there has to be a counternarrative...

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