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Africa Resents Terror Hunt as Western Bullying

At 2 a.m., baton-wielding police kick open the doors of a home in Kenya’s Mombasa port, bludgeon its Muslim inhabitants and seize a terror suspect. Furious Muslim leaders complain of anti-Islamic prejudice. In Malawi, U.S. agents and police grab five foreign Muslims suspected of plotting terror and whisk them overseas without a court appearance, triggering days of protests by local Muslims. If President Bush expects sympathy from ordinary Africans for his global war against Osama bin Laden’s al Qaeda group when he visits the continent this month he will be disappointed. Instead, anti-U.S. sentiment is deepening as governments hunt militants at the behest of Washington and Britain, raising fears for civil liberties, straining ties between Christians and Muslims and hurting old friendships with the West. Full Story

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