Sep 12, 2011, 12:34 PM
The controversy surrounding the long-standing religious problems facing Muslims elders in
Jammeh last Sunday told Muslims elders in
Muslims elders in the country, notably in
According to President Jammeh, there is only one council in
"There are people who want to bring problems in
"I swear that I will set an example in this country and see what the West can do about it", he said.
For him, there are people who are interested in becoming imams only to enrich themselves but not for the sake of Islam. Even if they are imams, Jammeh added, "God will not give them that money because God only pays according to what is in one's heart".
"There is a particular group that wants to bring problems in
Jammeh said the West must 'think crazy" if they can wage wars against countries in the East, and expect him to allow trouble-makers in the country.
"What I want to make very clear to everybody here in The Gambia and those so-called human rights campaigners or whatever is that if the West can find it necessary to wage wars against countries in the East, thousands of miles away from the West in order to secure the West and expect me to allow trouble-makers to destabilise my country, I think they are crazy", he stated.
He said those who want to listen to the West and think that they will be defended by those so-called human rights campaigners must be fooling themselves.
"If you want to destabilise this country and bring trouble and suffering for my people, I will make sure that you are dead and let me see what anybody can do. I will deal with you in an appropriate manner to ensure peace and stability and the West can go to hell", Jammeh added.
He said the peace, stability and the security of this country would never be compromised for, as he put it, nobody is paying for our development.
"If we have problems, nobody care about us as Africans. I care about