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SIC Condemns Murder of Kuntaur Imam

Jun 27, 2008, 4:40 AM | Article By: By Nfamara Jawneh

The President of Supreme Islamic Council, Alhagie Banding Drammeh, has conveyed the council's condemnation of what they term as the brutal killing of the head Imam of Kuntaur, Central River Region.

Imam Amadou Jallow was recently reported to have been stabbed 16 times over his body as he was preparing to go and lead the early morning prayers at the mosque, thus resulting to his untimely death.

Speaking to this reporter yesterday, SIC President described the killing of Imam Jallow as inhuman. He said that Islam is a peaceful religion and that this type of act is abominable by its standards. "Even Sharia does not kill people like this," he fumed.

He said that if people feel that they are offended by some one they have the courts of law to resort to rather than take the law into their own hands.

He called on the authorities to ensure that the perpetrators are brought before the law for justice to prevail in the matter. He said that as a peaceful country The Gambia is not familiar with acts of that nature.

He informed The Point that the Council last Friday offered special prayers for the deceased.

Alhagie Banding finally advised Gambians to maintain peace in the country and to desist from criminal activities.