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Thursday, January 28, 2021

I am for a non-secular state-Mai

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By Omar Bah

Mai Fatty, the leader of the opposition Gambia Moral Congress has said he is strongly opposed to The Gambia being made a secular state.

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“Each of us must be bold enough to articulate where you stand on national issues. Honesty must start with yourself. We cannot continue the politics of deception. I am for a non-secular state. Religion is a personal affair,” he stated in write-up shared with The Standard.
Fatty said Muslims, Christians and other faiths share equal sovereignty, arguing that he will never impose his religious views upon any one, and will always defend freedom to worship.
The former PPP leader OA Jallow and Banjul NAM, Touma Njie, recently called for the demolition of mosques constructed in government facilities.

“I am a Muslim. I am not going to hide about my faith. I respect all faiths. I have no problem with people worshiping what they believe in. We are opposed to secular state in any form. It is wrong for others to call for the demolition of mosques constructed in government offices and state institutions,” he added.

The GMC leader said he is also strictly against gay marriage.
“Marriage should be between a man and a woman. Period. These are two positions that are non-negotiable for me. It is for each Gambian to decide where you stand on these issues. I have received too many inquiries as to where I stand on these two matters. My position on them is crystal clear,” he added.

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