Oct 27, 2008, 5:53 AM
As part of its Ramadan gestures, the United States Embassy in
The well-attended dinner, which is being organised by the
Speaking at the Iftar dinner, Cindy Cregg charge d'affaires at the US Embassy in
She described the gathering as vital, as it demonstrates how religiously tolerant Americans are.
President Obama, she said, attaches great importance to the holy month of Ramadan.
Cindy Cregg also stated that such gatherings would boost ties between
It has now become a tradition for the embassy to organise such gatherings, all geared towards cementing relationships with Muslims brothers and sisters, she announced.
Ms. Cregg commended the invitees for positively responding to their call, despite their busy schedules.
The embassy will host a similar fast breaking dinner in the North Bank Region, she announced.
Speaking on behalf of the Imams, Imam Baba Leigh of Kanifing Estate Mosque commended the Embassy for organising the Iftar dinner for Islamic scholars and Imams in the country.
Imam Leigh said peace could not be achieved if Muslims and the Christian community are engaged in religious conflict, noting that
Imam Leigh said the efforts of the US Embassy in The Gambia in diverse areas is noticeable, noting that it is a step in the right direction for the Embassy to host an Iftar dinner in honour of the holy month of Ramadan.
During the dinner, the embassy donated prayer mats to the Imams and Islamic scholars present at the occasion.
The Iftar dinner was witnessed by several invitees, among them, the Imam Ratib of