Radical cleric deported from Kenya to Gambia

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NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan official says a radical Muslim cleric who once served four years in a British prison for inciting murder and stirring racial hatred has been deported to the West African nation of Gambia.

The government official says Sheik Abdullah el-Faisal was deported Thursday morning on a Kenya Airways flight to Nigeria, where he will take a connecting flight to Banjul, Gambia.

The official was speaking on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to release the information.

El-Faisal had been stuck in Kenya after Britain, South Africa and Tanzania refused to let him transit through their countries.

The cleric, who was born in Jamaica, once led a British mosque attended by convicted terrorists Richard Reid and Zacarias Moussaoui.