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Uganda: Kibuli Islamic sect in Uganda

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 19 January 2001
Citation / Document Symbol UGA36027.E
Reference 2
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Specific reference to a Kibuli Islamic sect in Uganda could not be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate. However according to Ploughshares Project, in 1998, Uganda seemed to be on verge of inter-faith conflict in addition to inter-ethnic conflict. According to this source, among disgruntled Muslims were those belonging to the Kibuli Mosque (Sept. 1998). Project Ploughshares states that

The Tablic youth that made common cause with the ADF indicate the restiveness of Ugandan Muslims ... while the roots of Muslim discontent are not easy to grasp from news reports, there seems to be a disagreement with some aspects of the Museveni government gender policy. For example, in late January 1998, some Muslim leaders vowed to die fighting a government-sponsored bill limiting the number of wives a man can legally marry to two. The mufti of Kibuli Mosque reportedly declared, "if it means death, we shall die. But we shall not obey that law if it is passed by Parliament. It will remain on paper or be used by other religions" (ibid.).

Project Ploughshares, based at the Canadian Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, Conrad Grebel College, in Waterloo, Ontario, aims to " promote disarmament and demilitarization, the peaceful resolution of political conflict, and the pursuit of security based on equity, justice, and a sustainable environment," through research and education (ibid.).

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of additional sources consulted in researching this Information Request.


Ploughshares Project. September 1998. Leenco Lata. "Armed Rebellion in the Horn of Africa." [Accessed: 18 Jan. 2001]

Additional Sources Consulted

Africa Research Bulletin.

Amnesty International Report 1999.

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 1999. 2000.

Keesing's Record of World Events.


Resource Centre. Country File. Uganda.

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