LIBERIA: Muslim Group Petitions Senate On Christian State Idea

A group of Muslims Tuesday converged at the Capitol Building to petition the Liberian Senate not to endorse the proposition to declare Liberia a Christian State.
The four-page petition read by Mr. Knowlden Williams, Vice Chairman for Islamic Solidarity for Peace and Democracy in Liberia, said to impose Christianity as a state religion will be an attempt to abuse the fundamental rights of Liberian Muslims as provided for in Article 11c of the Liberian Constitution.
The petitioners noted that the 133 years of Christian stewardship of Liberia has failed to advance efforts over time to pursue programs that support inclusive politics and public policy for improved living conditions of the citizens.
The group then called on the Senate to trash proposition 24 that seeks to make Liberia a Christian State, and all other propositions meant to undermine democracy in Liberia and promote discrimination.
Meanwhile, the President Pro-Tempore of the Senate, Armah Jallah, who received the petition, thanked the petitioners and urged them to remain law-abiding as to do otherwise could undermine their interest.

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