|Mr Jammeh had vowed to lockup homosexuals in “different cells”(Photo Credit: SEYLLOU/AFP)|
These homosexuals promoting powers would fail miserably because all true believers, Muslims and Christians are standing up to them, Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh told Western powers on Sunday.
Speaking on the eve of his July 22 Coup Anniversary, 19 years on, the Gambian leader said promoting homosexuality and imposing it on weaker or poorer nations is a declaration of war on both religions (Islam and Christianity) and human existence.
“For Muslims, this is a declaration of war on Islam, a declaration of war against Allah, a declaration of war on human existence – for which every true believer must be ready to lay down your life to defend Islam, fighting the cause of Allah and defend human existence,” he said.
Mr Jammeh said these satanic and decadent powers that promote such ungodly and satanic behavior in the name of freedom and human rights would fail just like the crusaders failed to stop Islam.
The crusaders failed because true Muslims stood up to them. These homosexuals promoting powers would fail miserably because all true believers, Muslims and Christians are standing up to them, he emphasised.
“It is unacceptable to allow imported cultures such as homosexuality to reduce us to Allah disobeying satanic children that would eventually live in an anti Islamic devil-worshiping and immoral state,” Jammeh said.
Rather, he calls for preservation of God-given human dignity and live according to the teachings of “our great religion, Islam”.
Jammeh has chosen “The philosophy of being spiritually and morally up right in our daily lives” as the theme for this year’s coup commemoration, hence, he based his statement for the better part on religion and religious values.
Last year, Jammeh vowed to lockup homosexuals in “different cells” and said they will “regret why they are born” if they dare set foot in The Gambia, a tiny West African country surrounded by Senegal on the North, East and South.
“Do not ever visit the country or you will regret why you are born,” he warned.
“If you are convicted of homosexuality in this country, there will be no mercy for offenders. We want the population to grow. There will be children in this country,” Jammeh stressed.
In April 2012, 18 men and two women were charged by the police in Banjul for “unnatural offences” following their arrest at around Duplex Night Club, Senegambia. They were later acquitted and discharged by a court.
Jammeh seized power in a bloodless military coup on July 22, 1994.
Written by Modou S. Joof
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