Muslim Clerics in Kenya Being Killed, Disappeared

Driveby shootings and kidnappings of radical clerics in Kenya have led to riots


On April 10, 2012, Salma Ali Abdallah's husband, a Muslim cleric, left his home in the Kenyan port city of Mombasa around noon. She hasn't seen him since and with the latest spate of murders of controversial Islamic preachers, her anxiety has given way to blind terror.

Encased in a niqab – the all-encompassing Islamic garb not uncommon among Kenya's coastal Muslim community – Abdallah sits perfectly still, her kohl-rimmed eyes, the only visible part of her face, staring blankly ahead as she recounts her ordeal.