Radical Muslim Missionaries Recruit Fighters

(AP/Washington Times) Chris Tomlinson - In the Zanzibar island group 50 miles off the coast of Tanzania, part-time preachers go from mosque to mosque spouting sermons of hate - sometimes scripted by radical groups in Saudi Arabia. East Africa's poverty and a feeling of disenfranchisement among Muslims have created fertile ground for the extremists from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Pakistan. After speaking at religious services, the missionaries begin recruiting young men, sometimes offering a chance to join bin Laden's al-Qaeda terror network.

2004-05-06 00:00:00

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