Muslims Urged to Avoid Discrimination

first_imgThe Chief Imam of the Muslim Community in Nimba County, Alhaji Isa Siaway, has called on Muslims across the country to desist from discrimination and be honest and respectful to everybody, especially non- Muslims.Speaking to reporters in Ganta shortly after the breaking of Ramadan, last Friday, Imam Siaway said that the Islamic religion belongs to all races, regardless of ethnicity and location. “Be a God fearing Muslim and stop any form of discrimination because our God who created us is honest and has compassion for everybody, so we shouldn’t discriminate against others for who they are,” Imam Siaway saidImam Siaway who came from a Christian background, cautioned his fellow Muslims to be respectful of others, especially non-Muslims. That is the only way to win them over to the Islamic faith, he said.“This Islamic religion is clear and simple to all races. It doesn’t favor any race, tribe or from which location one comes,” he added.Prior to the civil unrest in Liberia, the Muslim and Christian communities lived together with no form of harassment, intimidation or molestation, several Muslims who talked to the Daily Observer in Ganta, said.They claimed that politicians and others caused divisions between the two communities and it led to the destruction of churches and mosques, especially in Nimba County.“Now the relationship is once again improving greatly,” said another Muslim who did not want to be identified. “But there still remains some bitterness when it comes to ownership of properties or lands,” he added.Even though Imam Siaway did not mention this in his press briefing, it is widely acknowledged that the Islamic religion belongs to a particular tribe, mainly ethnic Mandingoes, who brought the religion or introduced it to Nimba County.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


REVEALED: ILLEGAL DUMPER HASN’T PAID €12,000 FINE

first_imgA BINMAN caught on camera illegally dumping in Co Donegal still hasn’t paid his €12,000 fine – more than a year after his conviction, a court has heard.Jim Ferry, of Rossbracken, Manorcunningham, but originally from Falcarragh, contested 12 charges but was found guilty after a three day trial at Letterkenny District Court in October 2013.The illegal dumping took place at Doire Uí Fríll, Falcarragh, on June 10, 2010 on land right in front of his own mother’s house (pictured). In March Ferry withdrew his application to appeal the conviction when it came up before the Circuit Court in Donegal.But at Letterkenny Circuit Court yesterday, Dara Foynes, barrister for the Director of Public Prosecutions told Judge John O’Hagan that the €12,000 fine hadn’t been paid. It should have been settled on April 29 this year.She asked for a ‘distress order’ be attached to the fine and costs so that the State could liquidate assets to get the money.Judge O’Hagan agreed to the request. Ferry also faced costs totalling €30,750.At this point solicitor Ciaran McLaughlin asked for more time for the monies to be paid.“It’s a situation where no-one came looking for the money,” he said.Judge O’Hagan ordered that the money should be handed over by April 1 next year.REVEALED: ILLEGAL DUMPER HASN’T PAID €12,000 FINE was last modified: December 10th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ferryferry’s refusejim ferrylast_img read more