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Imam Fatty of Fired!!!!!

Imam Fatty Fired!!!!!

The most notable religious exponent of the Gambian Dictatorship, Imam Abdoulie Fatty, has fallen to the electric broom of his lord master, President Yahya AJJ Jammeh. In a terse press release read over the country’s only national broadcaster, the Gambia Radio and Television Services (GTRS) confirmed the removal of the veteran Imam with effect from 4 November 2014.

As customary, the Presidency has given no reasons for the removal of Imam Fatty, except the terse press release, which reads: ” The Office of the President wishes to inform the general public that Imam Fatty has been relieved of his services as Imam of State House mosque with effect from Tuesday, 4th November 2014.”

The release further confirm that Muhammad Lamin Touray, who is a close friend and partner in crime of Imam Fatty is his successor. Imam Touray will also double as the President of the Gambia’s Supreme Islamic Council (SIC).

The lack of reasons for the abrupt and sudden uprooting of the number 2 most powerful Imam in the country, now leaves much to public speculations.

On 3 November 2014, the controversial Imam attracted the editorial reactions of Jollofnews online newspaper under the heading: “Imam Fatty, A Threat to Internal Security“. The editorial was in reaction to a recent interview of Imam Fatty with the Standard Newspaper Gambia, where the senior Islamic cleric was quoted to have called for the expulsion of the Ahmadis and a complete ban of their teachings in the country.

In the interview, the veteran Imam described members of the Gambia’s Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at as non-Muslims and accused them of misleading the Muslim community in the country.

“Ahmadiyya’s are not Muslims,” Imam Fatty asserted in the interview with Standard Newspaper.

The facts that they say, ‘there is no supreme being but Allah and Muhammad is His messenger’ should not mislead any Gambian. The head of hypocrites Abdullahi Ibn Salul used to pray behind the prophet but Allah said he is in the lowest depths of hell. I mean to address our fellow Gambians who found their parents on the religion of Islam but Pakistanis have come to them and convinced them that Prophet Muhammad is not the last messenger. They have now abandoned the way they found their parents; now seeing them as non-believers. If death befalls their family member who is not an Ahmadi they do not observe funeral prayer for them. Even if it is their own father they will never pray for him.”

The Saudi Arabia educated cleric went on to attest that the Ahmadis came to the Gambia during the time of Governor Sir Farimang Singhateh, who due to his ignorance allowed them to settle in the country. Their numbers have since grown into thousands especially in the North Bank Region of the country.

The cleric added; “They have registered and got centres in this county using Islam to propagate their faith. They are using the name of Islam and we will never let that continue because we will never sit idly watching while pests destroy your farm. “Islamic propagation is our farm and we will always seek to protect it. Despite the fact that they have hospitals and schools around the country they should be banned. President Jammeh has built enough schools and hospitals which will adequately serve people without them. Even in Pakistan they are referred to as non-Muslim minority which shows they are not Muslims. These people are in pursuit of fitna (evil) anywhere they go.

In Kerr Mahmut Fana there was a big problem there involving Ahmadis and the people which we had to be mediated. You should have seen how defiant they were. Allah urges us to hold onto His rope and not be divided among ourselves but these people reject Muhammad’s conclusion of prophet-hood. Prophet Muhammad said his followers will split into 73 sects and out of that only one will go to paradise which will be the followers of his path.”

Although, we cannot state if the above comments have been the catalyst of the veteran Imam’s sudden departure, but it would not be far-fetched to deduct that it may have indeed contributed to his removal.

We will continue to update you on this and many other stories happening in the Gambia…

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