(JollofNews) – A senior Gambian Muslim cleric who recently called for the expulsion of Ahmadis and a complete ban on its teaching in the country has been relieved of his post as imam of the State House mosque.
Alhaji Abdoulie Fatty was given his marching orders this morning. No reasons were given for the controversial imam’s fall from grace to dust but Banjul is awashed with speculations that the dismissal of Fatty has to do with his latest pronouncement on a local newspaper, calling for the banning of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaa’t in the country.
However, the cleric who was educated in Saudi Arabia has denied that his dismissal was linked to the newspaper interview adding that there was no love lost between him and President Jammeh.
“My mission has come to an end,” he told the online Freedom Newspaper.
“This has been predestined by Allah and I have no problem with President Jammeh. I still firmly stand by my position that the Ahmadiyaa Jamaa’t should be banned from propagating their religion in the Gambia because they’re misleading many of our good people.”
Meanwhile recent comments from misogyny to fundamental Islam, attributed to Imam Fatty have been causing quite a stir in many quarters. See our editorial.