Africa Fighting extremism in coastal Kenya: will hardline approach backfire?

In majority Muslim cities, like Mombasa, where radical Muslims and the government have battled over mosques, some fear a Kenyan campaign against all who practice Islam.

By , Correspondent

Ariel Zirulnick

The 26-year-old’s tone is calm as he recounts showing up at a local mosque here last month with dozens of other young men, armed with knives and ready to drive out the imam and other leaders for their flawed teachings of Islam.