Dec 18, 2013, 10:49 AM
"We are not asking you to speak Jola or dress like us but you have to respect the laws of this country. This country is a country of Muslims and Christians and you must live by one of those principles. Any activity that is unacceptable, you will be in the wrong place", he warned.
President Jammeh, who was speaking last Friday at the State opening of the National Assembly, maintained that Gambians are not hostile to anybody, "but there is one thing that we will not also accept and that is where a man marries a man.
"Despite all democracies, that is a democracy that we will not accept in this country. A man marries a woman. That is what we know and that is what is in the Quran. If you don't believe in that and you are in this country, you are in the wrong place", he posited.
According to President Jammeh, we can only live in peace when we tolerate and respect each other irrespective of your race, colour, origin or religion. "This is why we have a rapidly growing white population. We welcome people from all parts of the world", he added.
The Gambian leader also went further to warn that Gambians
would not accept racism. "
He added: "This is
why there are one or two countries with whom our relationship is as
unpredictable as the weather pattern in the
The Gambian leader also posited that the objective of little