6 December 2012

Liberia: Muslim Commends President Sirleaf

The Secretary General of the Higher Lajinah in Liberia, Sheikh Abdul-Karim Sambola has commended the Liberian leader, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for her selfless effort of patronizing Liberian Muslims' participation at the world assembly of Muslims for the pilgrimage in the Holy city of Mecca.

Chief Sambola, in a release, described the president's effort commendable, and emphasized that President Sirleaf has the responsibility to facilitate credible efforts of every sector of the Liberian society.

He noted that the head of state's gesture to the Islamic community of this West African nation should be seen as credible and nationalistic, and called on the President to go further in her endeavor by encouraging leaders of the national Muslims Council of Liberia to thread the path of reconciliation and peace to all sector of the Islamic community without discrimination.

According him, the system of divide and rule can only foster a greater margin of disunity among Muslims of Liberia, and revealed that the National Muslim Council of Liberia leadership needed to do its due diligence and do away with the tactics of marginalizing other potential Islamic institutions in the country.

He said the higher Lajinah for Islamic affairs organization is an independent organization operating in the country which is predicated upon its rejection by the council to form a part of its membership, saying that his organization will always remain to promote gross root development oriented programs in the country.

Moreover, he stated that the youth are the most potent and popular group of any nation of the world, adding "if the minds of youth is develop into refined characteristics, they can devoid society of the future blindness and difficulties."

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