Islamic Groups Call For Reforms

January 14, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Analyst/All Africa Global Media

Representatives of 21 Islamic groupings in the country have called for reforms in various sectors of national administration with the view of upholding the constitution of Liberia, which specifics that all faiths in the country shall be equally treated without any receiving exclusive privilege over the others.

Making the call over the weekend after a day long retreat held at the Muslim Congress in Monrovia, the Islamic institutions and non governmental organizations high lighted that there is a growing wave of religious intolerance that threatens to saturate Liberian society.

The President of the organization of Liberian Muslim Youth (OLMY), Ibrahim B. Dukuly said that employments and appointments of chaplains at public offices within the three branches of government should be done in consonance with the constitution of Liberia.

He also said that working holidays in the country need to be granted to all religious groups with the respective days of festivities and prayers constituting National Holidays in the country.