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'Al-Qaeda' Arrests Spark Malawi Riot

Police in the Malawi city of Blantyre have fired tear gas at Muslims protesting against the arrest and deportation of five suspected al-Qaeda members. The Muslims, coming from Jumm’ah, or obligatory Friday prayers, chanted slogans against the government and their own association, the Muslim Association of Malawi (Mam). They accused the government of losing sovereignty by secretly handing the suspects over to American CIA agents, despite a High Court ruling ordering the government to charge or release the men. They also accused their association of failing to protect fellow Muslims, despite the fact that Muslims hold powerful positions in Malawi. President Bakili Muluzi, Inspector General of Police Joseph Aironi and Director of Public Prosecutions Fahad Assani are all Muslims. Full Story

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