Editorial from the Daily Observer of the Gambia, West Africa
It is therefore not surprising that President Jammeh in his unrelenting bid to contribute to the advancement of Islam in the country and the world at large, once more expressed his total rejection of such people and reaffirm that The Gambia would not entertain them. The president’s remarks, is both timely and fundamental. At this time that the Islamic Ummah is under constant criticism simply because of the deceitful attitudes of these so-called Muslims, defending the truth about Islam and ensuring that people are committed to the virtues of the religion is not only rewarding but also part of the fulfillment of one’s mission on earth. We therefore applaud the Gambian leader for ensuring the country does not fall to the grip of those recalcitrant elements of society.
It is certain that it is impossible for sincere Muslims who fully abide by the Qur’an to support and be part of such a repressive system that exists in opposition to the Qur’an. The people who carry out extremism in the world are the followers of the devil. They are people who foolishly attempt to apply the aberrant ideas of bloody materialists in the name of Islam, and who think in a way diametrically opposed to the moral values of the religion. After all, unjustified killing is a sin in Islam, as Allah reveals that it is as sinful to kill one person as to kill all mankind. There is no question of someone who maintains the bounds set by Allah of harming a single person, let alone slaughtering thousands of innocent individuals.